PhD Awards

With the help of generous donors, we award outstanding graduate students in research and teaching.

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Our students also win awards across campus and beyond.

2021 winners with Dr. Kaplan at the picnic

For strong progress toward significant research contributions, this award has recently gone to Xin Liu (2019), Sanha Noh (2018), Li Tan (2017), Xingpeng (Catherine) Wei (2017), and Taehwan Kim (2016).

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For excellence in teaching, this award has recently gone to Zhiyang (David) You (2019), Lonnie Hofmann (2018), Taehwan Kim (2017), and Xueli Cao (2016).

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For performance in first-year courses and qualifying exams, this award has recently gone to Qian (Joe) Wu (2019), Fangda Wang (2018), Xin Liu (2017), Cheng Qian (2017), and Heon Lee (2016).

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For excellence in graduate study, this award has recently gone to Duan Zhang (2021), and Tabitha Juneau (2020).

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For academic merit of students fluent in Korean and/or studying the Korean economy, this award has recently gone to Seonyong Kim (2021), Joonhong Ahn (2019) and Kyungsik Nam (2017).

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For excellence in graduate study, this award has recently gone to Moenes Mellouli (2021).

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For policy-relevant empirical work in labor economics, this award has recently gone to Fangda Wang (2021), Cheng Qian (2020), Yang An (2019), Zixin (Silvia) Liu (2019), Xiqian (Cecilia) Wang (2018), Wei Kong (2017), Diyi Li (2017), Li Tan (2016), and Weiwei Wu (2016).

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For excellence in graduate study, this award has recently gone to William Park (2021).

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For excellence in graduate study, this award has recently gone to Brookelyn Adams (2021).

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