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Omicron Delta Epsilon Student Awards

To implement its objectives, Omicron Delta Epsilon sponsors the John R. Commons Award and two international competitive awards, the Irving Fisher Award and the Frank Taussig Award for ODE members, graduate and undergraduate students, respectively. Also, each year there is recognition for active leadership roles in local chapters by way of the Chuck Phillips Outstanding Student Leadership Awards. Chapters can apply for grants of up to $1500 for innovative programs.

The John R. Commons Award, established in memory of one of the founders of Omicron Delta Epsilon, is awarded biennially to an outstanding economist in recognition of achievements and for service both to the economics profession and to Omicron Delta Epsilon.

The 2013 Commons Award was presented to DANIEL HAMERMESH of the University of Texas at Austin.

Previous recipients of this award have been: Professor Evsey D. Domar of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965; Professor Arthur Smithies of Harvard University, 1967; Professor Gerhard Tintner of the University of Southern California, 1969; Professor Milton Friedman of the University of Chicago, 1971, Professor Kenneth J. Arrow of Harvard University, 1973; Professor Robert Solow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975; Professor William S. Baumol of Princeton and New York Universities, 1977; Professor Abram Bergson of Harvard University, 1979; Professor Arnold Zellner of the University of Chicago, 1981; Professor Dale Jorgenson of Harvard University, 1983; Professor Kenneth E. Boulding of the University of Colorado, 1985; Professor Gary Becker of the University of Chicago, 1987; Professor Martin Feldstein of the National Bureau of Economics Research, 1989;Professor Douglass C. North of Washington University, 1991;Professor Robert Eisner of Northwestern University, 1993; Professor Jagdish Bhagwati of Columbia University, 1995; Professor Walter Adams of Trinity University (Texas) and Michigan State University, 1997; Professor Paul A. Samuelson of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999; Professor Victor R. Fuchs of Stanford, University, 2001; Professor Irma Adleman of University of California, Berkeley, 2003; Professor Benjamin Friedman of Harvard University, 2005; Professor Rachel McCulloch of Brandeis University, 2007; Professor Claudia Goldin of Harvard University, 2009; Professor Peter Diamond of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011; and Professor Michael Szenberg of Pace University in 2012.

The Irving Fisher Article Award is bestowed upon the best article submitted by a graduate student or a recent recipient of a doctorate in economics.

Who is Eligible - Members of Omicron Delta Epsilon who are graduate students or have received their Ph.D. or terminal M.A. within the past year.

Eligible Entries - Articles may be on any topic in economics. They must be based on work initiated prior to receipt of Ph.D. or terminal M.A. Entries of up to 5,000 words are preferred, but up to 10,000 words are acceptable.

Nature of Award - The Irving Fisher Award consists of a cash prize of $1000, and submission of the paper to The American Economist (at the option of the author).

Procedure for Participation - Submit one copy of your entry with a supporting letter from a faculty member to the Vice-President for Competitions. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Deadline - August 1 of each year.

Selection Process: The Fisher/Taussig Selection Committee determines the annual winner of the Fisher Award. The committee is selected by the Vice-President of Competitions each year.

Award Announcement - The winner is determined by December 15, and is announced at the ASSA meetings in January and is published on the ODE website.

More Information - contact Dr. Stacey Jones, Vice President for Competitions: Seattle University, Dept. of Economics, 901 12th Avenue; Seattle, WA 98122-4340; Email: [email protected]

The Frank W. Taussig Article Award is a competitive award bestowed upon the undergraduate or recent graduate in economics submitting the best article in any year. (Economics refers to both theoretical and applied economics, and students writing papers in agricultural economics or other areas of applied economics are eligible for award as long as there is an Omicron Delta Epsilon chapter on their campus and they are members thereof.)

Who is Eligible - Members of Omicron Delta Epsilon who are undergraduate students or have received their bachelor's degrees within the last year.

Eligible Entries - Articles may be on any topic in economics and must be based on work done as an undergraduate. Entries of up to 5,000 words are preferred, but up to 10,000 words are acceptable.

Nature of Award - The Frank W. Taussig Award consists of a cash prize of $1000 to the winner, $200 to the winner's chapter, and submission of the paper to The American Economist.

Procedure for Participation - Submit one copy of your entry with a supporting letter from a faculty member to the Vice-President for Competitions. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Deadline - August 1 of each year.

Selection Process - The Fisher/Taussig Selection Committee determines the annual winner of the Fisher  Award. The committee is selected by the Vice-President of Competitions each year.

Award Announcement - The winner is determined December 15 each year, and is announced at the ASSA meetings in January and is published on the ODE website.

More Information - contact Dr. Stacey Jones, Vice President for Competitions: Seattle University, Dept. of Economics, 901 12th Avenue; Seattle, WA 98122-4340; Email: [email protected]


The Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Leadership Award provides recognition to students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medalllions. Nominations are made by faculty advisors each spring and should be received by February 1.

Related pages: Award Winners. Announcing the winners of the ODE Student awards.

 

Announcements
Omicron Delta Epsilon congratulates the winner of the 2014 Frank W. Taussig Article Award, Dieu Linh Nguyen. Dieu, of Agnes Scott College, was awarded $1,000 for the entry, "Effects of Minimum Wages on Teenage Childbearing in the United States: Evidence from 1984 to 2004." The Agnes Scott chapter of ODE was awarded $200 in Dieu's name. Honorable mention was awarded to Daniel Diebler of Washington University and Alexander Evans of Villanova University. The deadline for the next Taussig competition and the Fisher competition is August 1, 2015.

The 2014 Michael Szenberg Prize was presented to Bichaka Fayissa and Anca Traian (Middle Tennessee State University) for "Estimation of a Health Production Function: Evidence from East-European Countries" at the advisor reception in Boston in conjunction with the 2015 ASSA meetings. The Szenberg prize recognizes the best article published in the American Economist for the year.

Deadlines:

February 1 is the deadline for submitting the Chuck Phillips Outstanding Student Leader nomination form An email or this form should be sent to the Central Office or to Stacey Jones, Vice-president of Competitions if you wish to nominate an ODE member for this award.

April 30, 2015: Deadline for submitting the following:

 1) Chapter reporting form - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website.
 2) Proposals for chapter project grants for the fall of 2015.

May 15, 2015: Deadline for submitting the form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session in San Francisco in January 2016 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.

See all: Forms - Deadlines

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