Graduate Awards

Rie Ashizawa Memorial Award

This award was established by the family of former graduate student Rie Ashizawa. The award recognizes outstanding performance on the doctoral qualifying examinations.

 2021 - Boting Chao

 2015 - Kihwan Bae

 2020 - Xichen (Heather) Kong 

 2014 - Hyeon Ok Lee 

 2019 - Hyukjun Kwon

 2013 - Ning Li

 2018 - Min Kim

 2012 - Shuya Yang and Zhutong Gu

 2017 - Jungjun Choi

 2011 - Dean Jens

 2016 - Lu Wang

 2010 - Cixiu Gao, Jitao Tang, and Basak Uysal

Sidney Brown Prize in Economics

This prize was established by Thornton O’Glove in memory of Sidney Brown (Rutgers College, 1940). The award recognizes outstanding performance and promise in the first two years of graduate study.

 2022 - Boting Chao

 2015 - Xu Jiang and Hyeon Ok Lee

 2021 - Ji Hye Choi

 2014 - Ning Li and Yuliyan Mitkov 

 2020 -  Nan Zhi

 2013 - Zhutong Gu and WonHyung Lee

 2019 - Min Kim

 2012 - Dean Jens

 2018 - Humberto Martinez and Jungjun Choi

 2011 - Wukuang Cun and Basak Uysal

 2017 -  Xuesong Huang and Hyungil Kye

 2010 -  Steven Gazzillo, Xuelian Zhang, and Elena Khramtsova

 2016 - Kihwan Bae 

 

Sidney I. Simon Awards

These two awards honor former faculty member Sidney Simon, who taught at Rutgers for 45 years.

Sidney I. Simon Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching

This award, established in honor of former faculty member Sidney I. Simon Prize, recognizes outstanding teaching by a graduate student.

 2022 - Alan Chernoff, Jun Liu

 2015 - Youngsok Park

 2021 - Jaeheon Jung

 2014 - Jessica Scheld

 2020 - Ze Song, Mark Avery, and Hang Miao

 2013 - Georgia Bush  

 2019 - Weinan Yan

 2012 - Steve Gazzillo, Evin Acan, and Geoffrey Williams

 2018 - Hyeon Ok Lee

 2011 - Ebru Isgin and Kaveh Akram

 2017 - Han-Yen Kao

 2010 - Costanza Biavaschi

 2016 -  Hassan Nosratabadi, Geoffrey Clarke

 

Sidney I. Simon Prize for Outstanding Second Year Research Paper

This award, established in honor of former faculty member Sidney I. Simon, recognizes exemplary economic research in a second year research paper.

 2022 - Tejaswi (Tessie Krishna) Pukkalla 

 2015 - Hassan Nosratabadi and Yuliyan Mitkov

 2021 - Hyukjun Kwon and Yinan Yang

 2014 - Selim Choi, Zhutong Gu, and Shuya Yang

 2020 - Min Kim

 2013 -

 2019 - Jungjun Choi

 2012 - Dean Jens, Cesar Tamayo, and Juyoung Park

 2018 - Jaeheon Jung and Michael Cassidy

 2011 - Jitao Tang 

 2017 - Ryuichiro Izumi and Arpita Mukherjee

 2010 - Ritu Spra and Xuelian Zhang

 2016 - Yixiao Jiang  

 

Dorothy Rinaldi Award

This award was established in honor of Dorothy Rinaldi, a beloved Graduate Program Administrator, who worked in the Economics Department for over 35 years. The award recognizes students in the program who exemplify outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to other graduate students.

2022 - Min Kim, Sungmin Kang, Tejaswi (Tessie Krishna) Pukkalla, Altug Yildiz

2021 - Jesse Neumann

2020 - Andrew Garib and Humberto Martinez

2019 - Yilin Wu

2018 - Ryuichiro Izumi and Yixiao Jiang 

2017 - Geoffrey Clarke

2016 - Mingmian Cheng and Yuliyan Mitkov

2015 - Wukuang Cun and Roque Montero

2014 - Basak Uysal

2013 - Georgia Bush

2012 - Steve Gazzillo

Peter Asch Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established by family and friends of former faculty member Peter Asch, honors

2022 - Min Kim

2021 - Ze Song, Monica Mogollon

2020 - Jesse Neumann

2019 - Hyungil Kye and Michael Cassidy

2018 - Geoffrey Clarke 

2017 - Jieun Choi

2016 - Juyoung Park

2015 - Jessica Scheld and Zhutong Gu

2014 - Cesar Tamayo

2013 - Omayma Elsheniti, Cheng Gao, and Cixiu Gao

2012 - Xuelian Zhang and Ritu Sapra

2011 - Diep Duong and Nicholas Galunic

2010 - Shuming Lin and Li Liu

 

Richard Lock Award

This award recognizes outstanding students with an ability to communicate basic economic principles.

2022 - Natalia D'Agosti

2021 - Min Kim

2020 - Mark Avery

2019 - Jesse Neumann

2018 - Ryuichiro Izumi

2017 - Maria Pagliari and Yixiao Jiang

2016 - Yuliyan Mitkov

2015 - Roque Montero

2014 - Jessica Shceld

2013 - Georgia Bush

2012 - Omayma Elsheniti

Alfred S. Eichner Prize in Economics

This award recognizes innovative and path-breaking dissertation research in economics.

2022 - Min Kim

2021 - Jesse Neumann

2020 - Sung Hoon Choi and Jungjun Choi

2019 - Xuesong Huang and Arpita Mukherjee

2018 - Hassan Nosratabadi

2017 - Yixiao Jiang

2016 - Mingmian Cheng

2015 - Youngsok Park and Antonio Novelli

2014 - Cheng Gao and Niccolo Battistini

2013 - Ilhom Abdulloev and Jitao Tang

2012 - Ritu Sapra and Xuelian Zhang

2011 - Ebru Isgin and Geoffrey Williams

 

Monroe Berkowitz Memorial Award

This award was established in honor of former faculty member Monroe Berkowitz. The award recognizes outstanding dissertation work in Professor Berkowitz’s area of expertise, social policy.

2022 - Humberto Martinez Beltran

2021 - Yongbo Sim

2020 - Ze Song

2019 - Kihwan Bae

2018 - Weija Peng

2017 - Bin Xie

2016 - Selim Choi

2015 - Wukuang Cun

2014 - Omayma Elsheniti

2013 - Ilhom Abdulloev

2011 - Costanza Biavaschi

2010 - Li Liu

Professor Hiroki Tsurumi Graduate Dissertation Fund in Economics

This award established in honor of Professor Emeritus Hiroki Tsurumi recognizes exceptional dissertation research by advanced graduate students.

2022 - Hyukjun Kwon

2021 - Humberto Martinez

2020 - Jungjun Choi and Sung Hoon Choi

2019 - Chun Yao and Jaeheon Jung

2018 - Ning Li

2017 - Mingmian Cheng

2016 - Shuya Yang

2015 - Zhutong Gu