Steve Goldman Memorial Prize and Departmental Citation
The Steve Goldman Memorial Prize and Departmental Citation is awarded to the top undergraduate student in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Department of Economics. The Goldman Prize Fund was established in memory of Prof. Goldman, who joined the Berkeley faculty in 1966. He was a micro-theorist, devoted mentor to many students, and strong supporter of academic excellence.
Goldman Prize/Departmental Citation: Yizhuang Alden Cheng
Thomas E. Bowman Prize
The Thomas E. Bowman Prize for Student Support in Economics is awarded to the student who most embodies the spirit of a Cal education: a well-rounded course of study and extra-curricular activities that support a commitment to public service. The award was established in honor of Thomas E. Bowman, who graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1947. The award is funded by the Better Business Bureau of Oakland, in recognition of Tom’s many years of service.
Bowman Prize: Hansen Ouquan Sun
Mark A. Schimbor Prize
The Mark A. Schimbor Prize in Economics is awarded to the honors student who writes the most distinguished undergraduate thesis in Economics. The award was established in memory of Mark A. Schimbor, who passed away in 2012. Mark earned a degree in Economics with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967. The Mark A. Schimbor Prize in Economics enables the Department to make note of Mark's legacy as an honors student, and to recognize the spirit in which the prize was established---in celebration of excellence in the study of Economics.
Schimbor Prize: Yizhuang Alden Cheng
The Grace Katagiri Prize
The Grace Katagiri Prize has been awarded since 2006. Grace Katagiri was a longtime employee of the economics department. This is awarded for the best empirical metrics paper submitted by a second year graduate student.
Grace Katagiri Prize: Evan K. Rose
George Break Prize in Public Finance
The George Break Prize in Public Finance is being awarded to a student with outstanding performance in the Public Finance field courses. The prize was established in honor of George Break, a leading figure in public finance and a professor in the Economics Department for 40 years.
George Break Prize in Public Finance: Yotam Shem-Tov
Competition Policy Center Dissertation Prize
The Competition Policy Center Dissertation Prize is awarded in recognition of an outstanding Ph.D. thesis completed in the past year on a topic related to competition policy or market regulation. The prize is selected by a panel of faculty members who specialize in the relevant field. The prize is not restricted to a graduate student in Economics.
Competition Policy Center Dissertation Prize: Juan Pablo Atal
Department of Economics Graduate Student Award for Public Policy Research
The Public Policy Prize is awarded to a student performing research in Economics relating directly to issues of Public Policy. Typical subjects include (but are not limited to) Public Finance, Regulation, Health, Transportation and Education. The decision is made by the faculty members who specialize in Public Policy.
Graduate Student Award in Public Policy Research: Youssef Benzarti
Journal of Development Economics Award
The Journal of Development Economics Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding work or research in Development Economics completed during the academic year. Its goal is to support students in their thesis writing. The decision is made by the faculty members who specialize in Development Economics.
Journal of Development Economics Prize: Pierre Bachas
The Norman S. Buchanan Memorial Award
The Norman S. Buchanan Memorial Award is a biennial award for the best dissertation within the past 4 years. The award was established in honor of Professor Norman S. Buchanan who for nearly twenty years (1936-1955) was a member of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Buchanan was a leading figure in economic theory, corporate organization, and economic development and to the advancement of research in social sciences.
Norman S. Buchanan Memorial Award: Dr. Gautam Rao
2016 Outstanding GSI Award Recipients
These awards are presented to outstanding graduate student instructors, selected by the Department based on teaching evaluations.
David Green (Goldman School of Public Policy)
Christian Lambert (Goldman School of Public Policy)
Murilo Ramos Rodrigues de Paula
Nikhil Rao (Master of Development Practice)
Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching: Fenella Carpena
Chosen by the Haas School of Business Evening MBA students for work as a GSI in the academic year 2015-16. Students cited Fenella specifically for going, “beyond [her]self in extending a helping hand, [delivering] effective weekly sessions, [and providing] clear communication.”
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