Economics Student Paper Award

Open to all students in Economics Courses

  • Papers should be typed, double-spaced, and not exceed 15 pages, excluding tables, charts, and/or diagrams.
  • Papers should treat some topic of interest to economists.
  • All papers should have a brief abstract on a separate page that includes the title of the paper.
  • The title page and the abstract page are not included in the 15 pages specified in #1.
  • All papers should have an introduction that clearly states that thesis or problem to be investigated.
  • The topic should be one that can be treated adequately in 15 or fewer pages.
  • The paper must contain a rigorous logical-verbal, analytical or empirical defense of the thesis.
  • The stages in the defense should be clearly identified by sectioning the main body of the paper.
  • Clarity of expression and good structural organization of the materials are essential.
  • Originality and contribution to a deeper understanding of the thesis or problem is important.

Deadline for submission TBA (early spring)

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