2014 Graduate Student Awards

The department's graduate student teaching awards include the Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching (DCET) and the Graduate Associate Teaching Award in Economics (GATA).  Funds to underwrite the awards come from the L. Edwin Smart fund. 


The DCET recognizes Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA) who have excelled in their classroom instructional duties.  This year’s recipients of the L. Edwin Smart Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching (Smart DCET) are:

  •         Jaroslav Horvath
  •         Neslihan Sakarya
  •         Garrett Senney

The GATA honors GTAs who excel in teaching "independent" lecture courses.   The 2014 recipients of the L. Edwin Smart Graduate Associate Teaching Award in Economics (Smart GATA) are:

  •         Korie Amberger
  •         Andrzej Baranski
  •         Chao Yang

Summer 2014 Journal of Money, Credit and Banking Research Award

In Hwan Jo, Production Heterogeneity and Macroeconomic Dynamics
Aubhik Khan, advisor

Summer 2014 Dice Research Award

Xingbai Xu, Maximum Likelihood Estimator of a Spatial Autoregressive  Tobit Model
Lung-fei Lee, advisor

Chao Yang, Social Interactions under Incomplete Information
Lung-fei Lee, advisor

G.S. Maddala Prize

Xingbai Xu has been awarded the G.S. Maddala prize for his research in the area of nonlinear and semiparametric spatial econometrics.  His research focuses on the specification and estimation of important nonlinear spatial autoregressive models.  

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