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Thesis and Student Awards

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The department offers several different awards for students who have performed extraordinarily within the department. Short descriptions of the award follow.

Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award

The Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award is given each year to the outstanding senior graduate in Economics. The award is given in memory of Professor Kenneth J. Curran and his wife, Elizabeth Hare Curran. He was a beloved teacher of economics, chairman of the department, and dean of the college.

Kenneth J. Curran Award

The Kenneth J. Curran Award is the result of Curran's deep commitment to the liberal arts ideal. It is given to the graduate in economics with the highest academic average in courses taken in the divisions of humanities and natural sciences, with a minimum of nine units outside the Economics Department.

Robert William Kaye Award

The Robert William Kaye Award is presented to the outstanding economics major with strong performance in business courses. Robert Kaye was a business major in the Class of 1941. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps and was killed in action in March 1944. This award was established by the family and friends of Captain Kaye.

Robert Rubin Award in Political Economy

This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in international political economy.

Robert Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics

This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in mathematical economics.

Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Senior Thesis Stipend Award in Corporate Social Responsibility

Presented to the student(s) who successfully completed senior thesis research in the areas of business ethics, responsible corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Robert E. Pizzi Scholars

Presented to the graduating majors who exemplify a commitment to all aspects of college life including both academic success AND involvement in athletics, student government, community service, and/or extracurricular activities.

Ray O. Werner Thesis Award

Presented to the graduating senior who has written the most outstanding senior thesis.

Robin Satterwhite Thesis Award

Presented to the graduating senior who has done outstanding innovative independent research, either towards his/her senior thesis or some other economics project.

Jerome V. Bruni Research Award

Presented to senior thesis writers who show promise to produce their thesis results in a peer reviewed journal or to present the paper at a peer reviewed academic meeting.

Phi Beta Kappa

Presented to student(s) recommended by the faculty to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Students are selected based on their exemplary academic record and civic achievement, including breadth of inquiry in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

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Award Winners

  • Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award
    • 2019-20
      • Yao Sun
    • 2018-19
      • Brooke Veale
      • Jairo Pineros Liberato
  • Kenneth J. Curran Award
    • 2019-20
      • Samantha Aronson
    • 2018-19
      • Riley Hutchings
  • Robert William Kaye Prize
    • 2019-20
      • Molly Hiniker
    • 2018-19
      • Sarah Lawton
  • Robert E. Rubin Award in Political Economy
    • 2019-20
      • Maria Zheng
    • 2018-19
      • Lucien Malle
  • Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics
    • 2019-20
      • Claire Altieri
    • 2018-19
      • Jordan Stern
  • Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Senior Thesis Stipend Award in Corporate Social Responsibility
    • 2018-19
      • Ali Baird
      • Amy Bolton
      • Annie Brandstrader
      • Tessa Dibble
      • David Lamis
      • Aaron Maslow
      • Andrew Pollack
      • Griffin Wesley
  • Robert E. Pizzi Scholars
    • 2019-20
      • Lily Weissgold
      • Zach Levy
    • 2018-19
      • Bryna Coyle
      • Jake Miller
  • Ray O. Werner Thesis Award
    • 2019-20
      • Rowan Rockafellow
    • 2018-19
      • Lilly Chen
  • Robin Satterwhite Thesis Award
    • 2019-20
      • Natalie Gubbay
    • 2018-20
      • Beau Burns
  • Jerome V. Bruni Research Award
    • 2019-20
      • Alan Fox
      • Anna Gurolnick
    • 2018-19
      • Beau Burns
      • Daniel Keogh
      • Teddy Corwin
      • Madison Lee
      • Johannes Mansson