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Economics Department Awards Graduate Student Prizes

By: Sarah Schupp & Heather LaCombe, 
Tue, 11/20/2018

Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Yongmiao Hong, has announced winners of the L.R. “Red” Wilson MA ‘67 Excellence in Economics Medal and four teaching awards to students in the Economics Ph.D. program. Recipients come from a variety of cohorts and areas of economic research.

L.R. “Red” Wilson MA ‘67 Excellence in Economics Medal:

Red Wilson has provided an endowment to support thesis proposal, research, and writing.  These prizes are awarded to Economics students (graduate students in the Field of Economics who have a member of the Cornell University Department of Economics on their committee) who are at the thesis proposal stage or who are working on their thesis.

Each Medalist receives $5,000 for research expenses.

Abhishek Ananth 
Abhishek Ananth
: Abhishek Ananth is a third-year student. His research interests include Econometrics and Networks.
Visit Ananth's graduate student profile here.
 

Jason Somerville
Jason Somerville: Jason Somerville has research interests in Applied Economics, Behavioral Economics. Somerville is a fourth-year student.
Visit Somerville's graduate student profile here.

 

Graduate Teaching Awards:

In his announcement of award winners, Director of Graduate Studies and the Ernest S. Liu Professor of Economics & International Studies, Yongmiao Hong added, "An integral part of our undergraduate and graduate programs is the teaching done by our graduate students.  The experience gained by our graduate students is extremely valuable to their economics training and to their job market prospects. 

The department takes seriously its role in cultivating future educators and recognizes the hard work that goes into both being an effective teaching assistant and a top-notch researcher who can complete a high-quality thesis in a timely fashion.  We are very fortunate to have many graduate students who do an outstanding job." 

Each teaching award comes with a $500 cash prize.

The Louis Walinsky Fund in Economics in Honor of Professor Herbert Joseph Davenport Outstanding Teaching Award: 

Angela Cools


Angela Cools: Angela Cools is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics. Her research interests include Labor Economics, Applied Economics, and Political Economy.
Visit Cools's graduate student profile here.

Khai Zhi Sim


Khai Zhi Sim: Khai Zhi Sim’s research focus is on Macroeconomics, Banking and Monetary Economics. Sim is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics.
Visit Sim's graduate student profile here.

 

The Ernest Liu Family Outstanding Teaching Award:

Maura Coughlin

 
Maura Coughlin: 
Maura Coughlin is a fourth-year student. Coughlin’s research interests include Insurance Econometrics and Industrial Organization.
Visit Coughlin's graduate student profile here.

Matthew Thirkettle

   
Matthew Thirkettle: Matthew Thirkettle has research interests in Industrial Organization and Theory. He is a fourth-year student.
Visit Thirkettle's graduate student profile here.

 

The Howard and Abby Milstein Graduate Teaching Assistantship:

Amani Moin


Amani Moin: Amani Moin is a fourth-year student. Moin’s research focus is on Corporate Finance, Financial Technology, and Machine Learning.
Visit Moin's graduate student profile here.

Caroline Walker

Caroline Walker: Caroline Walker is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics. Her research interests include Labor Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Microeconomics.
 Visit Walker's graduate student profile here.

 

The Anindya (Bappu) Majumder '98 Memorial Prize for Excellence in Teaching:

Malin Hu


Malin Hu: Malin Hu has research interests in Macroeconomics, Household Consumption, and Housing Economics. Hu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics.
Visit Hu's graduate student profile here.

 

To learn more about the Cornell Economics Ph.D. program and our current graduate students, click here

View past Economics Department prize winners on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Yongmiao Hong

Professor Yongmiao Hong: Professor Hong is currently serving as the Director of Graduate Studies and is the Ernest S. Liu Professor of Economics and International Studies in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. Hong's research interests include model specification testing, nonlinear time series analysis, financial econometrics, and empirical studies on the Chinese economy and financial markets.
To learn more about Professor Hong’s background, publications, and research click here.

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