Award Winning Students

Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

2014-2015: Jeronimo Carballo

Wylie Dissertation Fellowship

2006-2007: Emily Owens
2007-2008: Nazgul Jenish and Thayer Morrill
2008-2009: Ethan Ilzetzki and Antoine Gervais
2009-2010: Seth Freedman and Quynh Nguyen
2010-2011: Diether Beuermann and Javier Bianchi
2011-2012: Sushant Acharya and Julien Bengui
2012-2013: Orhan Torul
2014-2015: Ben Zou

Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship

2008: Tim Moore and Seth Freedman
2009: Daniel Hernaiz and Terence Johnson
2010: Julien Bengui and Leland Dod Crane
2011: Alan Finkelstein-Shapiro and Hatice Ture
2012: Nona Karalashvili and Haishan Yuan
2013: Marisol Rodriguez Chatruc and Miguel Sarzosa Castillo
2014: Jingting Fan and Hector Lopez Carbajal

Economics Department Third Year Paper Prize

2007: First Prize: Ethan Ilzetzki. Second Prizes: Sebastian Miller and Jeta Menkulasi
2008: First Prize: Craig Garthwaite. Second Prize: Seth Freedman and Ryan Banerjee
2009: First Prize: Javier Bianchi and Tim Moore. Second Prize: Teresa Fort and Terence Johnson
2010: First Prize: Sushant Acharya and Julien Bengui. Second Prize: Lisa Dettling
2011: First Prize: Orhan Torul. Second Prize: Leland Dod Crane
2012: First Prize: Jonathan Kreamer and Matija Jancec
2013: First Prize: Miguel Sarzosa Castillo and Lixin Tang. Second Prize: Giordano Palloni and Yiqun Chen
2014: First Prize: Hector Lopez Carbajal and Camilo Morales-Jimenez. Second Prize: Jingting Fan and Ricardo Espinoza Gonzalez

Hilda Moskowitz Graduate Fellowship in Economics

Fall 2011: Orhan Torul
Spring 2012: Cesar Sosa Padilla
Fall 2013-Spring 2014: Carlos Van Hombeeck

Roger and Alicia Betancourt Fellowship in Applied Economics

2010: Terence Johnson
2011: Justin Burkett and Tim Moore
2012: Alan Finkelstein-Shapiro
2013: Hei Sing Chan and Shu Lin Wee
2014: Weijia (Daisy) Dai and Kristian Lopez Vargas

University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award

2012: Teresa Fort

Other University of Maryland Awards

2010: Sheri Pruitt Walker, Dr. James W. Longest Memorial Award for Social Science Research
2012: Nona Karalashvili, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Award in Recognition of Dr. Peter Murrell's Service as Economics Department Chair

Economic Club of Washington Doctoral Research Fellowship

2004: Alex Whalley
2006: Aparajita Goyal and Emily Owens
2007: Ethan IIzetzki and Melissa Mclnerney
2008: Matthew Chesnes
2009: Agustin Roitman
2010: Abby Alpert and Kyle Handley
2012: Jeff Borowitz and Lisa Dettling

Center for Retirement Research Dissertation Fellowship

2009: Gabriel Lara Ibarra
2010: Tim Moore

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Dissertation Grant

2010: Seth Freedman
2011: Abby Alpert

Federal Reserve Board Dissertation Internship, Washington D.C.

Summer 2007: Matthew Chesnes and Ethan IIzetzki
Summer 2009: Ana Abras and Jeta Menkulasi
Summer 2010: Javier Bianchi
Fall 2011: Sushant Acharya and Yasin Mimir

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Dissertation Internship

Summer 2011: Julien Bengui

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Dissertation Internship

Summer 2009: Cesar Sosa Padilla

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Dissertation Internship

Summer 2013: Shu Lin Wee

Americas Center Graduate Dissertation Internship, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

2009: Javier Bianchi
2010: Cesar Sosa Padilla
2013: Alvaro Pedraza
2014: Pablo Cuba Borda

National Science Foundation, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellow

2010: Kyle Handley

Western Economic Association International Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop

2012: Lisa Dettling
2013: Alvaro Pedraza
2014: Ben Zou

Inter-American Development Bank Research Grant

2012: Miguel Sarzosa and Alan Finkelstein Shapiro

Other student awards

2008: Matthew Chesnes, Dissertation Prize, Journal of Applied Econometrics
2008: Matias Herrera Dappe, Best Student Paper Award, 31st IAEE International Conference, Istanbul
2008: Mircea Trandafir, Best Paper Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference.
2010: Javier Bianchi, Best Paper Award, XV Workshop in Dynamic Macroeconomics, Vigo, Spain
2010: Enes Sunel, Best Student Paper Award, 15th Annual LACEA Meeting, November 2010
2011: Tim Moore, First Prize Travel Scholarship for Best Student Paper submitted to the International Society of Drug Policy Annual Conference
2011: Terea Fort, Top Ph.D. Submission, Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference
2012-13: Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, Kauffman Foundation Research Grant
2013: Ben Zou, Research Papers Program Award from the Employment and Training Administration
2014: Stephanie Rennane, Mathematica Disability Research Consortium Summer Experiential Learning Fellowship
2014: Álvaro La Parra Pérez, Best Paper Award, European School of New Institutional Economics (ENSIE), Cargèse, France