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.

2018 -

2017 - Jungjun Choi  

2016 - Lu Wang

2015 - Kihwan Bae

2014 - Hyeon Ok Lee 

2013 - Ning Li

2012 - Shuya Yang and Zhutong Gu

2011 - Dean Jens

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.

2019 - 

2018 - Humberto Martinez and Jungjun Choi

2017 - Xuesong Huang and Hyungil Kye 

2016 - Kihwan Bae

2015 - Xu Jiang and Hyeon Ok Lee

2014 - Ning Li and Yuliyan Mitkov 

2013 - Zhutong Gu and WonHyung Lee

2012 - Dean Jens

2011 - Wukuang Cun and Basak Uysal

2010 - Steven Gazzillo and Elena Khramtsova

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.

2019 -  

2018 - Hyeon Ok Lee

2017 - Geoffrey Clarke

2016 - Hassan Nosratabadi

2015 - Youngsok Park

2014 - Jessica Scheld

2013 - Georgia Bush  

2012 - Steve Gazzillo, Evin Acan, and Geoffrey Williams

2011 - Ebru Isgin and Kaveh Akram

2010 - Costanza Biavaschi

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.

2019 -

2018 - Jaeheon Jung and Michael Cassidy

2017 - Ryuichiro Izumi and Arpita Mukherjee

2016 - Yixiao Jiang 

2015 - Hassan Nosratabadi and Yuliyan Mitkov

2014 - Selim Choi, Zhutong Gu, and Shuya Yang

2013 - 

2012 - Dean Jens, Cesar Tamayo, and Juyoung Park

2011 - Jitao Tang 

2010 - Ritu Spra and Xuelian Zhang

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.

2019 - 

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

2019 -

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.

2019 - 

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.

2019 -  

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.

2019 -  

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.

2019 -  

2018 - Ning Li

2017 - Mingmian Cheng

2016 - Shuya Yang

2015 - Zhutong Gu