Economics and Finance
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Laramie, WY 82071
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Every year the Department of Economics and Finance awards faculty and students for their accomplishments throughout the year. The awards are presented at the Annual College of Business Awards Banquet in April. Below is a list of the faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate student awards.
The Crocker Young Scholar Award is an annual award of $2,500, with competition opened annually in the fall semester based on papers submitted by the junior faculty and reviewed by the endowed faculty in our Department. The deadline for submitting a paper for consideration is November 1, 2013, and eligible papers can be any paper not currently published or accepted for publication, written or co-written by one of our junior faculty. The winner will be announced by the end of the Fall semester and will be asked to present this paper in a public presentation in the spring semester as part of the College Research Series, at a time to be arranged that is convenient to the donors (Tom Crocker and Judy Powell). Nominations can be submitted to Thao McVay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past winners include:
2012 Hilla Skiba and Nicole Choi, "Information Aquisition, International Under-diversification and Portfolio Performance of Institutional Investors"
2011 Hilla Skiba, "Information immobility, industry concentration, and institutional investors' performance"
2011 Sridhar Gogineni, "Target returns in management involved buyouts: An analysis of controlling mechanisms"
2010 Alexandre Skiba, "How Geography Affects Quality"
2009 Klaas van 't Veld, "Green Clubs"
2008 James Gunderson, "Equity Market Participation, Risk Aversion, and Information-Aggregation Bias"
2007 Taytana Sokolyk, "The Effects of Governance Provisions on Acquisition Targets"
2007 David Finnoff, "Syphilis Cycles"
2006 Klaas van 't Veld, "Excessive Spending by Firms to Avoid Accidents: Is it a Concern in Practice?"
This endowed scholarship was established by colleagues, family, and friends in honor of Dr. William E. Morgan in 2003. This scholarship is awarded to a student who epitomizes the ideals of the graduate program Bill did so much to create and support. They must be a full-time College of Business economics and finance graduate student with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Students must have demonstrated excellence in graduate economics study.
Best Ph.D. Economics Graduate Student Award
Yuanhao Li (Boading, Hebei, China)
Best Master's Economics Graduate Student Award
Yoshiyuki Igarashi (Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan)
Best First-Year Economics Graduate Student Award
Rik Chakraborti (Burdwan, India)
Best Master's Finance Graduate Student Award
Trevor Hixon (Gillette, WY)
Best Dual Master's Student Award
Eric T. Becker (Gillette, WY)
Best Economics Senior Award
Nicholas A. Carollo (Kemmerer, WY)
Best Economics Junior Award
Kristina M. Huston (Jackson, WY)
John S. Bugas Macro Theory Award
Perry J. Baptista (Elizabeth, CO)
John S. Bugas Micro Theory Award
William S. Consoliver (Kelso, WA)
Best Finance Senior Award
Colin W. Herold (Thermopolis, WY)
Best Finance Junior Award
Natalie M. Hurst (Larkspur, CO)
Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award
Julie A. Novotny (Bushnell, NE)
William E. Morgan Graduate Award
Anteneh Tesfaw (Addis Abada, Ethiopia)