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Student awards 2013

  • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics - Joshua Pollack
    This, our highest award, goes each year to the student with the highest GPA among all graduating Economics majors. Joshua M. Pollack has an outstanding record at Tulane, and has earned an overall GPA of 3.947 in his years at Tulane. He wrote an original class paper that examined the benefits and costs of China's Three Gorges Dam, and he also wrote a novel honors thesis that combined economics and psychology in an experimental analysis of how individuals balance notions of interpersonal equity and personal gain in their decisions.

  • The Newcomb College Award in Economics - Emily A. Brechlin
    The Newcomb College Award in Economics goes to the outstanding female Economics major. Emily A. Brechlin has earned an overall GPA of 3.879 in her years at Tulane University, combining a major in Economics with a major in Mathematics. She also participated in a summer research program for undergraduates in the Department of Economics, the Tulane Research Experience for Undergraduates.

  • The Mathematical Economics Award - Emily Brechlin and Jessica Feagles
    This award is given to the student with the highest GPA among all graduating Economics majors who also have a significant concentration in mathematics. For 2013, Emily A. Brechlin and Jessica B. Feagles share the award. Emily has earned an overall GPA of 3.879, combining a major in Economics with a major in Mathematics. Jessica has a GPA of 3.774, with a double major in Economics and Mathematics.

  • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics - Charles E. Gaber and Joseph F. Lustig
    This award each year goes to the outstanding male Economics major. This year the award is shared by Charles E. Gaber and Joseph F. Lustig. Charles has earned an overall GPA of 3.932, combining a major in Economics with a major in the School of Public Health. Joseph has earned an overall GPA of 3.923 in his years at Tulane.

  • The Senior Scholar Award for Research in Economics - Jason A. Edgar
    The Senior Honors Scholar Award is given by the Honors College to a graduating Economics major with the highest GPA among all graduating Economics majors in the Honors Program. Jason A. Edgar has an outstanding record in the Honors Program, and has earned an overall GPA of 3.847 in his years at Tulane University. He participated in a summer research program for undergraduates in the department, the Tulane Research Experience for Undergraduates, where he helped research the accuracy of self-reported pollution data. His creative and original honors thesis examines the impact of “idiosyncratic factors,” like weather or tour group size, on the likelihood that a student admitted to Tulane University will actually decide to attend Tulane after a campus tour.

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