Department of Economics
Annual Undergraduate and Graduate
Award & Prize Winners for 2018
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: William Sandholtz
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: Cynthia Ha
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: Sahil Chinoy
Eliot J. Swan Prize
The Eliot J. Swan Prize is awarded for the best performance in the first year of the Ph.D. program. Eliot J. Swan was a graduate student, teaching assistant and instructor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley from 1932-1941. He then went on to a career at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, where he eventually served as President. He retired from the bank in 1972, after 31 years of service.
Eliot J. Swan Prize: Dong Wei
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: Chaoran Yu
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: Isabelle Cohen
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: Ferenc Szucs
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: David Schönholzer
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: Michael Walker
2018 Outstanding GSI Award Recipients
These awards are presented to outstanding graduate student instructors, selected by the Department based on teaching evaluations.
Saika Belal (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Ezequiel Matias Garcia Lembergman
Adam Smith (Comparative Biochemistry)
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
AWARD & PRIZE WINNERS!!!