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Student awards 2017


Student Awards 2017

L. to R.: Brooke Satterfield, Rosie Li, Alec Stewart, Maggie Zhang, Copeland Whitney, Natalie George
 


  • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics - Ruoxi (Rosie) Li
    The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics is given to the student with the highest GPA among all graduating Economics majors. Ruoxi (Rosie) Li has an outstanding record at Tulane University, and has earned an overall GPA of 3.98 in her years at Tulane. She also wrote an original honors thesis exploring how the No Child Left Behind Act affected high school graduation rates. She is most deserving of the Tanner Award.

  • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics (tie) - Alec Stewart and Copeland Whitney
    The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics is given to outstanding male Economics majors. This award is shared this year by Alec Stewart and Copeland Whitney. Alec had a GPA of 3.95 and majored in both economics and math. Copeland had a GPA of 3.91 and majored exclusively in economics. Each is most deserving of this award.

  • The Newcomb College Award in Economics (tie) - Natalie George and Brooke Satterfield
    The Newcomb College Award in Economics is given to the outstanding female Economics major. The award is shared this year by Natalie George and Brooke Satterfield. Natalie earned a GPA of 3.95 and majored in economics. Brooke earned a GPA of 3.94 and majored in finance and economics. Each is most deserving of the Newcomb College Award in Economics.

  • The Mathematical Economics Award - Alec Stewart
    The Mathematical Economics Award is given to the student with the highest GPA among all graduating Economics majors who also had a significant concentration in mathematics. This award goes to Alec Stewart, who had an overall GPA of 3.95 and majored in both economics and mathematics. He is most deserving of the Mathematical Economics Award.

  • The Research Award in Economics - Maggie Zhang
    The Research Award in Economics is given to the student who produced an exemplary honors thesis. Maggie Zhang has earned this award. Her thesis investigated the the impact of the Medicaid Expansion Component of the Affordable Care Act on health and economic outcomes, using the natural experiment generated by the expansion of the ACA in only certain states. Maggie has shown great energy and enthusiasm for research. She took the initiative in seeking out data for this study and in developing the necessary econometric skills to be able to undertake the analysis. As further evidence of her scholastic abilities, Maggie's overall GPA is 3.94. She is most deserving of this honor.

  • The Senior Honors Scholar Award in Economics - Ruoxi (Rosie) Li
    The Senior Scholar Award for Research in Economics is given to a graduating Economics major who has demonstrated outstanding research performance. Ruoxi (Rosie) Li has earned this award by writing an exceptional honors thesis. Her thesis investigates the extent to which the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 caused school districts to increase their high school graduation rates. She collected school district level data from the United States Department of Education to estimate a series of sophisticated econometric models that attempt to isolate the causal effect of the policy. She is most deserving of this year's Senior Scholar Award for Research in Economics.

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