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Award Winning Students

T. Merritt Brown Thesis Prize

The T. Merritt Brown Thesis Prize valued at $400 and created in recognition of the late Professor Brown’s outstanding contributions in econometrics, is awarded to a graduate student who has produced exceptional work deemed appropriate to receive such an honor. Professor Brown, the first Canadian to be elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1972, and who had also obtained his B.A. at Western, returned to join the faculty in 1967.

2016 – Jin Zhou
2015 – Eda Bozkurt
2014 – Hugh Cassidy
2013 – Nick Bedard
2012 – Javier Cano Urbina
2011 – Kai (Jackie) Zhao
2010 – Yao Li
2009 – Huju Liu
2008 – Chris Bennett
2007 – Eric Ng
2006 – Bingyong Zheng
2005 – Iourii Manovski
2004 – Gueorgui Kamborouv
2003 – Philippe Gregoire
2002 – Elton Fairfield
2001 – Cesaire Meh
2000 – Shannon Seitz
1999 – Martin Gervais
1998 – Jun Yu
1996 – J. George Jiang
1995 – Guy Ying Luo
1994 – Cheng Wang, David Andolfatto
1993 – Wai-ming Ho
1992 – Lutz Alexander Busch
1991 – Quan Wen
1990 – Yanqin Fan

Summer Paper Prize

During the summer term at the end of their second year in the program, PhD students must prepare a research paper (“the Summer Paper”). After the paper is completed, it is submitted to a committee consisting of the summer paper supervisor and at least one other faculty member selected in consultation with the Director of the Graduate Program. The committee may then nominate the paper for the prize. Winners are chosen by the Graduate Awards Committee.

2016 – Aldo Sandoval
2015 – Yuki Onozuka
2014 – Antonella Mancino
2012 – Peter Foltin
2011 – Aaron Gertz
2010 – Ke Xian Au Yong
2009 – Eda Bozkurt
2008 – Masashi Miyairi
2007 – Kai Zhao
2006 – Linlan Xiao
2005 – Dinghai Xu
2004 – Michio Suzuki
2003 – Bingyong Zheng
2002 – Marcel Voia
1998 – Shannon Seitz
1995 – J. George Jiang
1993 – Cheng Wang
1992 – Scott Hendry
1991 – John Kennes
1990 – Paul Storer
1989 – Yanqin Fan

Trillium Scholarship Winner

2012 – Qian Liu

Gervan Fearon Ph.D Award in Economics

2017 – Phuong Vu
2016 – Dillon Huddleston
2015 – Sergii Pypko

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year

2017 – Ziyu Zhang
2016 – Shannon Potter
2015 – Yuxi Yao
2014 – Antonella Mancino
2013 – Wenya Wang
2012 – Hiroaki Mori
2011 – Patrick McKelvey
2010 – Ke Xian Au Yong
2009 – Lee Ferchoff
2008 – Andrea Sweny
2007 – Ye Jia
2006 – Michio Suzuki
2005 – Chris Bennett
2004 - Jonathan Rosborough