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Student Awards, 2018

Student awards for May, 2018:

L. to R.: Carrie Leibensperger, Catherine Balfe, Griffin Sandler, Jake Ward; not pictured: Paige Brown, Jordan Sticklin

  • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics - Jake D. Ward
    The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics is given to the student with the highest GPA among all graduating economics majors. Jake Ward has an outstanding record at Tulane, earning a perfect overall GPA of 4.0.  His original honors thesis reflects his interest in European political economy, entitled "Legitimate Radicals: The United Kingdom Independence party and the Alternative für Deutschland."  He has alwos worked with the Honors Program as a student assistant and has participated in the student group Europena Horizons.  He is most deserving of the Tanner Award.
  • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics (tie) - Griffin P. Sandler and Jordan R. Sticklin
    The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics is given to outstanding male economics majors. This year it is shared by Griffin Sandler, who has an overall GPA of 3.926 with a double major in Economics and Mathematics, and Jordan Sticklin, who had an overall GPA of 3.920 with a double major in Economics and Political Science/International Relations.  They are both most deserving of this award.
  • The Newcomb College Award in Economics (tie) - Paige E. Brown and Carrie Leibensperger
    The Newcomb College Award in Economics is given to the outstanding female Economics major. The award is shared this year by Paige Brown, who earned an overall GPA of 3.976 with a double major of Economics and Fine Arts, and Carrie Leibensperger, who in her double major of Economics and Environmental Earth Science also earned an overall GPA of 3.976.  Each is most deserving of the Newcomb College Award in Economics.
  • The Mathematical Economics Award (tie)Carrie Leibensperger and Griffin P. Sandler
    The Mathematical Economics Award is given to the student with the highest GPA among all graduating economics majors who also had a significant concentration in mathematics. This year the award is shared by Carrie Leibensperger, who in her double major of Economics and Environmental Earth Science also earned an overall GPA of 3.976, and Griffin Sandler, who has an overall GPA of 3.926 with a double major in Economics and Mathematics.  They are both most deserving of the Mathematical Economics Award.
  • The Research Award in Economics - Catherine Balfe
    The Research Award in Economics is given to the student who produced an exemplary honors thesis. Catherine Balfe's thesis quantifies the extent of discrimination in mortgage lending that is based on sexual orientation.  Catherine designed an experiment to measure this discrimination, and she overcame major obstacles to complete the project.  Catherine, an Economics major, also earned an overall GPA of 3.956.  She is most deserving of this honor.
  • The Senior Honors Scholar Award in Economics - Catherine Balfe
    The Senior Scholar Award for Research in Economics is given to a graduating Economics major who has demonstrated outstanding research performance. Catherine Balfe takes this award for 2018 with the exemplary honors thesis that also won her the Research Award in Economics.  She is most deserving of this year's Senior Scholar Award for Research in Economics.