Omicron Delta Epsilon Student Awards
To implement its objectives, Omicron Delta Epsilon sponsors the
ODE Distinguished Economist Award
and two international competitive awards, the ODE Graduate Research Award and the ODE Undergraduate Research 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 ODE Distinguished Economist 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 2021 ODE Distinguished Economist Award was presented to Christina D. Romer of The University of CA-Berkeley.
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, David Colander of Middlebury College in 2017, Greg Mankiw of Harvard University in 2019; and Christina Romer of University of California-Berkeley in 2022.
The ODE Graduate Research 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
Nature of Award - The ODE Graduate Research 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 ODE Graduate Research 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 ODE Graduate Research Award.
Selection Process: The Award Selection Committee determines the annual winner of the ODE Graduate Research 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 ODE Undergraduate Research 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
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
Nature of Award - The ODE Undergraduate Research 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 Award Selection Committee determines the annual winner of the ODE Graduate Research 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. Elizabeth Moorhouse, Vice President for Competitions; Lycoming College; Dept. of Economics; 700 College Place; Williamsport, PA 17701 Email: [email protected].
The ODE 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.