Best Undergraduate Paper Award

To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Charles Calomiris, President and Joel Mokyr, Vice President of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual undergraduate paper competition in Boston, October 2015. The IAES strives to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students worldwide. Winners of the Best Undergraduate Paper Award receive

  1. A $500 check;
  2. A handsome commemorative plaque recognizing their accomplishment; and
  3. Complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal.
This year’s BUPA finalists are Alexander Billy, Hameem Raees Chowdhury, Evelina Lazareva and Virginia Minni. The winner will be selected at the 80th International Atlantic Economic Conference in Boston, U.S., 8-11 October 2015. 



Congratulations to Levi Boxell of Taylor University, Indiana, for taking first prize in our 2014 Best Undergraduate Paper competition for his paper entitled“Beyond In-Sample Significance: Using K-Fold Cross-Validation to Examine the Out-Of-Sample Significance and Specification of the Gravity Model of Bilateral Trade” Look for his paper in the an upcoming issue of the Atlantic Economic Journal!

Additionally, the other three finalists were:

  • Michael Murphy O’ReillyThe Impact of Being Landlocked on Trade: An Empirical Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • Mayia SamuilikThe Link between the Exchange Rate Regime and the Banking, Currency and Debt Crises Occurrence, Lazarski University, Poland
  • Christo TaraziThe Effect of Insurance Coverage on Healthcare Expenditure,Hartwick College, New York, USA


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