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The American Economist

Omicron Delta Epsilon Student Awards

To implement its objectives, Omicron Delta Epsilon sponsors the ODE Distinguished Economist Award to recognize and outstanding economist. ODE also sponsors 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 ODE Outstanding Student Leadership Awards. Chapters can apply for grants of up to $1000 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 2024 ODE Distinguished Economist Award was presented to John List of the University of Chicago

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 D. Romer of The University of CA-Berkeley in 2022.

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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 are acceptable.

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 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. Elizabeth Moorhouse, President Elect: Lycoming College; One College Place; Williamsport, PA 17701; 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 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 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. David McClough; Ohio Northern University; College of Business, 525 S Main Street; Ada, OH 45810 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. Deniz Gevrek; Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, College of Business, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5805 OCNR 325; Corpus Christi, TX 78412; email: [email protected]; email:[email protected]

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

 

   
Announcements

ODE Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Chapter advisors, the February 1 deadline for nominations will be here before you know it. Each year up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medallions to recognize students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Nominations are made by chapter advisors. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize a deserving student and ODE member.

The winner of the 2023 Michael Szenberg Prize for the best article published in The American Economist in 2023 is Jens Schubert of the University of Delaware. The winning article, "The Effect of Gender on Study Effort: Nudges Versus Market Incentive," was published in Volume 68, Vol. 1. (March 2023)

ODE SUPERSTARS
Mario Solis-Garcia received the 2023 Distinguished Advisor Award for his outstanding service as advisor to the Macalester chapter of ODE.

The winner of the ODE Graduate Research Award for 2023 is Jancy Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology). Jancy will receive a check for $2,000 and the opportunity to submit the winning paper for publication in The American Economist.

The 2023 ODE Undergraduate Research Paper prize of $1,000 went to Charles Hunt of Lycoming College. His chapter will also receive $200 in his name.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies