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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 2019 Commons Award was presented to GREG MANKIW of Harvard University.

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; Professor Michael Szenberg of Pace University in 2012; Professor Daniel Hamermesh of the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, Paul Romer of New York University in 2015, and David Colander of Middlebury College in 2017.

The Irving Fisher Award is bestowed upon the author of the best article presented by a graduate student at the ODE Graduate Student Session during the annual ASSA meetings in January.

Who is Eligible - Members of Omicron Delta Epsilon who present papers at the ODE Graduate Student Session.

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 $2000 and submission of the paper to The American Economist.

Procedure for Participation - Submit your proposal and abstract through the form under Student Paper Sessions. If you are accepted to present at the Graduate Student session, you may enter the Fisher competition by submitting your complete paper to the VP for competitions by Nov. 1.

Deadline - May 15 of each year for initial proposal; November 1 of each year to submit complete article for consideration for the Fisher award.

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 1 and is announced at the ASSA meetings in January. It is also published on the ODE website. The award is presented during the ODE Chapter Advisor Reception at the ASSA meetings.

More Information - contact Dr. JJ Arias, Vice President for Competitions: Georgia College and State University; Dept. of Economics; 231 West Hancock Street; Milledgeville, GA 31061. 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 - June 15 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 1 each year, and is announced at the ASSA meetings in January and is published on the ODE website.

More Information - contact Dr. JJ Arias, Vice President for Competitions: Georgia College and State University; Dept. of Economics; 231 West Hancock Street; Milledgeville, GA 31061. 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 Medallions. Nominations are made by faculty advisors each spring and should be received by February 1.

More Information - contact Dr. Elizabeth Moorhouse; Lycoming College; Dept. of Economics; 700 College Place; Williamsport, PA 17701. Email: [email protected]

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

 

   
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UPDATE: Advisors can now submit student applications in two ways. You can still collect apps and fees by mail from your students and then either email the completed packet and pay online or send the packet and payment by regular mail. There are no deadlines on when apps can be received, and we will process this semester's students even after graduation -- into the summer and next fall as needed. ALSO, THERE IS NOW AN ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT SUBMISSION SYSTEM IN PLACE. All advisors should have received an email recently from Alan Grant on the ODE Executive Board explaining how to use the new system. Using the online system is optional. Either method is acceptable. If you have questions, feel free to call or email us at the central office. Again, we extend our best wishes to you all, and our deep appreciation for the dedication of our advisors working through this time on behalf of their students.

DEADLINES:

April 30: All chapters are required to submit a chapter report on or before April 30 of each year. The reporting form can be found here and can be either submitted online or printed and mailed in. We will post pertinent information about chapter events in the chapter news section.

April 30: Deadline for submitting your proposal for a Fall 2020 Chapter Project Grant.

NEW EXECUTIVE VPs:
The International Executive Board of Omicron Delta Epsilon welcomes new Vice-Presidents, Elizabeth Moorhouse with Lycoming College and Mario Solis-Garcia with Macalester College, to the Board.

ODE SUPERSTARS: The recipient of the 2019 Irving Fisher Award was Hongcen Wei of University of Chicago. The winner of the 2019 Frank W. Taussig Paper Competition was Julie Aaron of Wake Forest University. The 2020 Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Awards went to Shlok Goyal of Carnegie Mellon University, Riley Coviello of University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Marie Rose Tonguino of University of Oregon.

JOHN R. COMMONS AWARD: The recipient of the 2019 Commons Award was Greg Mankiw of Harvard University.

THE MICHAEL SZENBERG PRIZE for the best article published in the American Economist in 2019 went to Randy Grant and Brittany Teahan of Linfield College.

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