2021 Student Award Recipients

The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Martin and Margaret Lee Prizes and Graduate Student Teaching awards.

Additionally, two new prizes were awarded in 2021. The first was the Yiran Fan Memorial Prize, a fellowship established in memory of late UChicago Ph.D. student, Yiran Fan, which includes contributions from Fan’s parents and was awarded to a student in the Joint Program in Financial Economics. The second was the George S. Tolley Prize, initiated by economist Vinod Thomas, AM’74, PhD’77 to recognize and reward a third-year doctoral student in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics whose research paper demonstrates the potential for the impact of economic analysis on policy. 

Lee Prize Award Winners

Highest Score Earned on the Price Theory Core Exam - Pictured from left to right: Feng Lin, Grant Vaska

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Highest Score Earned on the Theory of Income Core Exam - Pictured from left to right: Feng Lin, Xianglong Kong

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Highest Score Earned on the Quantitative Methods Core Exam - Karen Wu


Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award - Francesco Ruggieri

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Yiran Fan Memorial Prize - Sangmin S. Oh

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George S. Tolley Prize - For "Exchange Rate Policy and Heterogeneity in Small Open Economies" - Aleksei Oskolkov

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Welcome incoming PhD students!

Joseph Battles, Aditya Bhandari, Doga Akar Bilgin, Ramanpreet Singh (Raman) Chhina, Nimisha Gupta, Arshia Hashemi, Karan Jain, Ed Jee, Mckay David Jensen, Igor Sergeevich Karpov, Xianglong Kong, Yehyun (Clara)Kyung, Conroy Lau, Feng Lin, Hugo Lopez Lopez, Philip Michael  Monagan, Simon Newman, Ashton Richard Pallottini, Haruka Uchida, Grant Karlis Vaska, Karen Anran Wu, Ruoxuan (Rebecca)Wu, Shijian Yang

Congratulations 2020-2021 Ph.D. Graduates!

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Covid-19 / Autumn Quarter 2021 Resources for Graduate Students

The Economics PhD Program is administered by:

Ufuk Akcigit
Director, Graduate Studies and Graduate Placement
Email: uakcigit@uchicago.edu

Kayla Wierzbicki
SHFE 436
Phone: (773) 834-5240
Email: kwierzbicki@uchicago.edu

2020-2021 PhD graduates (alphabetical listing): Christian Baker • Alexandre Balduino Sollaci • Jeremy Bejarano • Siying Cao • Kuan-Ming Chen • Yu-Ting Chiang • Mauricio Chikitani • Angela Denis Pagliero • Gustavo Gonzalez • Kai-Wei Hsu • Ezra Karger • Taeho Kim • Sheng Hao Lao • Tung Le • Jane (Jian) Le • Lun Le • Haishi "Harry" Li • Philip Liang • Eunki Min • Hieu Nguyen • David Novgorodsky • Hyunmin Park • Ziho Park • Mariel Schwartz • Christhian Seminario-Amez • Gustavo De Souza • Mikayel Sukiasyen • Luis Simon • German Villegas Bauer • Hongcen Wei • Yulia Zhestkova • Piotr Zoch


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