Graduate Economics at UChicago

Student Award Recipients

Master of Arts Programs (MACSS and MAPSS)

Incoming PhD Students

Resources for Graduate Students

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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Master of Arts Programs

Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS)

The MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) is an intense, intellectually transformative one-year program offering extraordinary access to the faculty and resources of a world-class research University. Students concentrate in anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or in interdisciplinary research. Learn more.

Master of Arts in Computational Social Science (MACSS)

With access to the full resources and faculty of the University of Chicago, in a small cohort that is faculty-mentored and assisted by prize-winning doctoral “preceptors,” you will be trained as a colleague and contributor for the next great wave of social science research. Learn more.

Welcome incoming Ph.D. students!

Aaron Leonard • Alexandre Simões • Andrew Kennedy • Arnstein Vestre • Connor Murphy • Daniil Iurchenko • Drew Burd • Ella Deeken •  Eric Milstein • Hyong-gu Hwang • Ishira Shrivatsa • Jack Marshall • Kyler Kirk • Lina M. Ramirez • Marcus Lim • Moustafa El-Kashlan • Olivia Stiegman •  Omkar A. Katta • Robert Bernhardt • Shirui Chen • Sunduz Divle • Willa Lin • Yann Decressin

Congratulations 2021-2022 Ph.D. Graduates!

2021-2022 PhD graduates (alphabetical listing): Ahmed Ahmed • Artur Carvalho • Suleyman Gozen • Rafael Jimenez • Negin Mousavi • Josh Morris-Levenson • Hyejin Park • Marta Prato •  Ricardo Quineche • Laura Sale • Francisca Sara-Zaror • Joshua Shea • Juhana Siljander • James Traina • Francisco del Villar

Covid-19 / Autumn Quarter 2021 Resources for Graduate Students

The Economics PhD Program is administered by:

Mikhail Golosov
Director, Graduate Studies and Graduate Placement

Kayla Wierzbicki
SHFE 436
Phone: (773) 834-5240



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