K.P. and Jayalakshmi Muddappa Graduate Award for Economics
  • Fall 2015: Shanjukta Nath
  • Fall 2016: Palak Suri
  • Fall 2017: Mrinmoyee Chatterjee
  • Fall 2018: Kartikeya Batra
  • Fall 2019: Palak Suri
  • Fall 2020: Adnan Barazi
  • Fall 2021: Emily Schueller
  • Fall 2022: Hariharan Jayashankar
  • Fall 2023: Satyaki Sensarma
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
  • 2015-2016: Hector Lopez Carbajal
  • 2016-2017: Jingting Fan
  • 2017-2018: Joonkyu Choi and Sungho Noh
  • 2019-2020: Prateik Dalmia and Yongjoon Park
  • 2020-2021: Donggyu Lee
  • 2021-2022: Daniel Kolliner
  • 2023-2024: Alvaro Silva Uribe
  • 2024-2025: Luis Felipe Jaramillo and Weizheng Lai
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
  • 2015: Glenn Blackwood
  • 2016: Yong Paek and Matthew Staiger
  • 2017: Cody Tuttle and Di Wang
  • 2018: George Zuo
  • 2019: Danny Kolliner, Jun Hee Kwak, Palak Suri, and Shihangyin Zhang
  • 2020: Dheeraj Chaudhary and Kai Chung Oue
  • 2021: Seho Kim, Mario Leccese, The Linh Bao Nguyen, Alvaro Silva Uribe
  • 2022: Shuqing Chen, Luis Jaramillo and Qiyao Zhou
  • 2023: Arseniy Braslavskiy, Haoyuan Chen, Haoran Wang, Qian Wang
  • 2024: Mariana Sans and Ruibing Su
All-S.T.A.R. Graduate School Fellowship
  • 2017-2018: Prateik Dalmia
Graduate School's Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
  • 2019-2020: Anu Sivaram
  • 2020-2021: Yi Liu and Elena Ramirez
  • 2021-2022: Keaton Ellis and Ziqiao Liu
  • 2023-2024: Sara Ellen King
Graduate School's Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award
  • 2019-2020: Jun Hee Kwak
International Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2015: Xuezhen Tao
Flagship Fellowship
  • 2011: Marisol Rodriguez Chatruc
  • 2020: Cameron Conrad and Erica Ryan
  • 2021: Emily Schueller
BSOS Dean's Research Initiative
  • 2015: Dun Jia, Sai Luo, Matthew Staiger and Yichen Zhou
  • 2017: Rodrigo Heresi, Xuezhen Tao and Cody Tuttle
  • 2018: Ibraheem Catovic, Erika Domotor and Tomohiro Hara
  • 2019: Jiankun Chen, Sai Luo, Anusuya Sivaram, Palak Suri, and Xinlu Yao
  • 2020: Julia Brown, Seula Kim, Jun Hee Kwak, Mario Leccese, Elif Osun, Wenbo Yu and George Zuo
  • 2021: Mario Leccese and Yi Liu
  • 2022: Shanglyu Deng, Seula Kim, Taylor Landon, Zhenxun Liu,The Linh Bao Nguyen, Elif Osun and Ece Yegane
    2023: Kartikeya Batra, Cameron Conrad, Jake Kramer, Mario Leccese, Alejandra Montoya-Agudelo, Michael Navarrete, Alessandra Palazzo, Ece Yegane and Mariana Yoder
  • 2024: Gabriel Cruz Fernandez, Jake Kramer, Chenyu Mao,  Tri Vu Phu, Shirley Redroban, Emily Schuller, Tereza Varejkova, Jonathan Yu and Mengyi Zhong
Maryland Population Research Center Summer Grant
  • 2019: Sai Luo
Economics Department Third Year Paper Prize
  • 2007: First Prize: Ethan Ilzetzki. Second Prize: 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
  • 2015: First Prize: Joonkyu Choi. Second Prize: Emekcan Yucel
  • 2016: First Prize: Riley Wilson. Second Prize: Lucas Goodman and Veronika Penciakova
  • 2017: First Prize: Cody Tuttle .Second Prize: Fernando Saltiel
  • 2018: First Prize: Camila Galindo. Second Prize: Gonzalo Garcia and Xinlu Yao
  • 2019: First Prize: Danny Kolliner and George Zuo. Second Prize: Hung Yui Cheung, Kenji Higa-Flores, Jun Hee Kwak, and Yi Liu
  • 2020: First Prize: Edward Olivares. Second Prize: Panos Dimitrellos and Luke Pardue
  • 2021: First Prize: Ece Yegane. Second Prize: Seho Kim and Mario Leccese
  • 2022: First Prize: Luis Jaramillo. Second Prize: Qiyao Zhou and Weizheng Lai
  • 2023: First Prize: Cameron Conrad
Hilda Moskowitz Graduate Fellowship in Economics
  • Fall 2011: Orhan Torul
  • Spring 2012: Cesar Sosa Padilla
  • Fall 2013 - Spring 2014: Carlos Van Hombeeck
  • Fall 2014 - Spring 2015: Thomas Hegland
  • Fall 2017 - Spring 2018: George Zuo
  • Fall 2019 - Spring 2020: Luke Pardue
  • Fall 2020 - Spring 2021: Luke Pardue
  • Fall 2021 - Spring 2022: Taylor Landon
  • Fall 2022 - Spring 2023: Taylor Landon
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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
  • 2015: Stephanie Rennane
  • 2016: Robert Kulick
  • 2017: Haomin Yan
  • 2018: Cody Tuttle
  • 2019: Seth Murray
  • 2020: Matthew Staiger
  • 2021: Heehyun Lim
  • 2022: Zu Yao Hong
  • 2023: Rachel Nesbit
Allan G. Gruchy Graduate Fellowship in Economics
  • 2014-2015: Matthew Staiger and Carlos Van Hombeeck
  • 2015-2016: Matthew Staiger and Mateo Uribe-Castro
  • 2016-2017: Matthew Staiger, Cody Tuttle and Mateo Uribe-Castro
  • 2017-2018: Tomohiro Hara and Mateo Uribe-Castro
  • 2018-2019: Anu Sivaram and Mateo Uribe-Castro
  • 2020-2021: Luis Jaramillo and Anu Sivaram
  • 2021-2022: Kartikeya Batra and Qiyao Zhou
  • 2022-2023: Alessandra Palazzo
  • 2023-2024: Kartikeya Batra
  • 2024-2025: Luis Felipe Jaramillo
Melville J. Ulmer Graduate Fellowship in Economics
  • 2014-2015: Bryan Hardy and Xuezhen Tao
  • 2015-2016: Rodrigo Heresi
  • 2016-2017: Matthew Staiger
  • 2017-2018: Camila Galindo Pardo
  • 2018-2019: George Zuo
  • 2019-2020: Dheeraj Chaudhary and Macarena Kutscher
  • 2020-2021: Shanglyu Deng and Keaton Ellis
  • 2021-2022: Weizheng Lai and Luis Jaramillo
  • 2022-2023: Cameron Conrad and Robert Benjamin Rodriguez
  • 2023-2024: Tyler Pike (first prize). Haoran Wang and Mariana Sans (second prize)
First-Year Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2019: Keaton Ellis and Seho Kim
  • 2021: Ziqiao Liu and Arseniy Braslavskiy
  • 2022: Ruibing Su
  • 2023: Jingyi Xing
Visiting Day Poster Competition
  • 2015: First prize: Youngjin Yun. Honorable Mention: Hector Lopez Carbajal
  • 2016: First prize: Riley Wilson. Honorable Mention: Joonkyu Choi and Matthew Staiger
  • 2017: First prize: Prateik Dalmia. Honorable Mention: Karam Jo and Heath Witzen
  • 2018: First prize: Matthew Staiger. Honorable Mention: Seth Murray and Yongjoon Park
  • 2019: First prize: George Zuo (co-authored with Daniel Kolliner). Honorable Mention: Tomohiro Hara
  • 2023: First prize: Rachel Nesbit. Honorable Mention: Kartikeya Batra and Weizheng Lai
  • 2024: First prize: Tereza Varejova
University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award
  • 2013: Teresa Fort
  • 2021: Cody Tuttle
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
  • 2016: Robert Kulick and Riley Wilson
  • 2018: Sai Luo, Yongjoon Park, and Veronika Penciakova
  • 2019: Matthew Staiger
  • 2020: Xinlu Yao
American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2015: Yiqun Chen
  • 2016: Edith Laget
Center for Retirement Research Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2009: Gabriel Lara Ibarra
  • 2010: Tim Moore
  • 2018: Seth Murray
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Dissertation Grant
  • 2010: Seth Freedman
  • 2011: Abby Alpert
Federal Reserve Board Dissertation Fellowship, 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
  • Summer 2015: Yiqun Chen
    Summer 2023: Seho Kim and Alvaro Silva Uribe
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  • 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
  • 2016: Edith Laget
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2022: Zu Yao Hong
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Dissertation Internship
  • 2022: Seula Kim
Americas Center Graduate Dissertation Internship, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • 2009: Javier Bianchi
  • 2010: Cesar Sosa Padilla
  • 2013: Alvaro Pedraza
  • 2014: Pablo Cuba Borda
IMF Fund Summer Internship
  • 2020: Seula Kim, Yi Liu, and Shihangyin Zhang
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
  • 2018: Ian Chadd
  • 2020: Xinlu Yao
  • 2021: Yi Liu
  • 2022: Hung Yui (Paul) Cheung and Keaton Ellis
  • 2022-2023: Zhenxun Liu
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2016: Ryan Malitz (honorable mention) and Matthew Staiger (honorable mention)
  • 2018: George Zuo
  • 2019: Victoria Perez-Zetune
  • 2020: Cameron Conrad, Amber Flaharty and Erica Ryan
National Science Foundation, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellow
  • 2010: Kyle Handley
Chiang Ching-kuo Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2022: Ming Fang
Western Economic Association International Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop
  • 2012: Lisa Dettling
  • 2013: Alvaro Pedraza
  • 2014: Ben Zou
  • 2015: Ricardo Espinoza Gonzalez
Inter-American Development Bank Research Grant
  • 2012: Miguel Sarzosa and Alan Finkelstein Shapiro
eBay Policy Scholar at the University of Maryland
  • 2014-2015: Dun Calvin Jia
  • 2015-2016: Xuezhen Tao
  • 2016-2017: Yue Chao
  • 2017-2018: Xinlu Yao
  • 2018-2019: Gustavo Saraiva
Google Policy Fellowship
  • 2022: Jake Kramer
Kauffmann Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2015: Joonkyu Choi
  • 2017: Karam Jo and Matthew Staiger
APPAM PhD Dissertation Award
  • 2021: George Zuo
Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
  • 2017: Prateik Dalmia and Mateo Uribe-Castro
Abell Award in Urban Policy
  • 2017: George Zuo
Graduate Research Award from the Airport Cooperative Research Program
  • 2017: Yongjoon Park
Gerontelis Foundation Graduate Study Scholarship
  • 2018: Panagiotis Dimitrellos
Seoul National University Alumni Association USA Scholarship
  • 2018: Seula Kim
Seoul National University Alumni Association Washington DC Scholarship
  • 2019: Seula Kim
Economy of Francesco Academy Fellowship
  • 2023: Alessandra Palazzo
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Grant
  • 2018: Matthew Staiger
  • 2022: Mario Leccese
  • 2023: Seula Kim and Michael Navarrete
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Dissertation Scholar
  • 2020: Matthew Staiger
BECAS Chile Graduate Fellowship
  • 2011: Ricardo Espinoza
  • 2015: Gonzalo Garcia
  • 2019: Catalina Morales, Maria Riquelme Gajardo, Alvaro Silva Uribe
Western Economic Association International Graduate Student Workshop
  • 2019: Cody Tuttle and Karam Jo
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: Teresa 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
  • 2018: Yongjoon Park, Robert F. Lanzilotti Prize for best paper in antitrust economics, International Industrial Organization Conference (joint with Prof. Andrew Sweeting and Jun Zhang)
  • 2021: Ferda Erturk, Interdisciplinary Transportation Engineering, Economics, and Policy PhD Fellowship Program
  • 2023: Rachel Lee Nesbit, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Graduate Research Fellowship