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Graduate Student Awards


The Economics Department, with the support of Laney Graduate School, awards graduate students annually:

  1. Economics Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence 

    This award was established to honor a graduate student who exemplifies superb research abilities and an eagerness to engage in scholarly activities.

  2. Economics Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence 

    This award was established to honor a graduate student who exemplifies superb teaching abilities and demonstrates extraordinary dedication to teaching economics.

Economics Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence

2021 Award Recipient is Aliaksandr Zaretski

Aliaksandr ZaretskiAliaksandr Zaretski is a fifth year graduate student who has excelled as a researcher during his time at Emory.  He currently has six research papers written or in progress on various topics in macroeconomics, international finance, macroprudential policy, and computational methods. Aliaksandr has presented his work at prestigious professional conferences and workshops. His advisors describe his work as high quality that make important contributions to the literatures.

     Year    
Award Winners
2020Santiago Montoya-Blandón
2017Tong Xu
2016Alexander Lundberg
2015Otto Lenhart
2013Animesh Giri

Economics Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence

2021 Award Recipient is Sam Wunderly

Sam WunderlySam Wunderly is a fourth year graduate student who taught Principles of Microeconomics to undergraduate students.  Students have high praise for Sam’s teaching style and awarded him the highest teaching evaluation scores achieved by a graduate student in the past year.  The department is especially appreciative of Sam who volunteered to take on extra teaching responsibilities during a time of need.  This award is a well-deserved recognition of Sam’s professionalism and dedication to teaching.

     Year    
Award Winners
2020Yiqing Xiao
2017Tong Xu 
2016Jue Ren 
2015Anne Hannusch 
2013 Muzi Ginindza