Prizes and awards
Staff awards for research and teaching excellence
Our teaching and research excellence in Economics is demonstrated by the prizes and awards that our staff and students have received. Economics also recognises the academic excellence of our students with a number of prizes and awards. Recent prizes and awards are noted below.
Awards for Research Excellence >> more.
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Student prizes for economics
Student prizes for economics
We are extremely grateful to the sponsors of the Department of Economics Awards and we thank you for your continued support of the Department and of our wonderful students.
2016 WMS Dean's Prize Giving >>more.
2015 WMS Dean's Prize Giving >> more.
2014 WMS Dean's Prize Giving >> more.
2013 WMS Dean's Prize Giving >> more.
2012 WMS Dean's Prize Giving >> more.
2011 WMS Dean's Prize Giving >> more.
ECON100 video awards
Students in ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy have been given the opportunity to complete a video project as part of the assessment for the paper. The top videos in each semester receive awards, including the Oscar for the Best Overall Video.
Award Winners for 2012 B Semester:
We are delighted to advise that the Best Overall Video winner for ECON100-12B was "Five Reasons" and the winning videomakers are ECON100 students: Stephanie Kingsford, Georgia Bulloch, Lisa Keleher. This group also won the Students' Choice for Best Video. This is the first time the same video has won both awards which highlights the quality of this trio's video presentation.
The creators of the winning video "Five Reasons"; Lisa, Stephanie and Georgia with Dr Steven Tucker, ECON100-12B lecturer
Award winners for 2011 A semester: (with links to the winning videos on YouTube) were:
Best Overall Video: The Economics of Dating - Jennifer Robinson, Emma Langman, Charlie Sheppard, Trent Norman, and Anthony Li
2011 A Semester Winners of Best Overall Video with Dan Marsh (Chairperson of Economics)
Students' Choice Award for Best Video: Still E.C.O.N. - Parveen Singh Basra, Chelsea Hollingsworth, and Reneel Singh
Highly Commended Award: Money Money Money Money - Luke Van Veen, William Redmayne, Marko Zoraja, Samuel Johanson, and Jackson Ogle
At the video awards, we also gave away 100 Trillion Dollars to one lucky student, who correctly answered 15 multiple choice questions, in Who Wants to be a 100-Trillionaire. The winner in 2011 A Semester was Simone Pycke.
Simone Pycke with her 100 Trillion Dollars
External prizes and awards
2015 AARES Conference : Congratulations go to our Economics student Mark Calderwood, who received the Undergraduate Prize for New Zealand at the recently held 59th Annual AARES Conference held in Rotorua 10-13 February. The AARES Conference is an international event and Mark was awarded this prize for his excellent research paper he completed during 2014 entitled "A study of targeted land-use stakeholders: Drivers of decision-making and requirements for decision support tools". Congratulations also go to Department of Economics lecturer, AProf Graeme Doole who was Mark's supervisor for this research paper.
2015 AARES Conference : Congratulations to our Economics doctoral student Yvonne Phillips who was awarded the Young Professionals Exchange Travel Award for New Zealand at the 59th AARES Conference in February 2015 in Rotorua. This Award is in recognition of the quality research, and research collaboration, that Yvonne has undertaken during her doctoral studies. The Department of Economics had six doctoral students presenting at the AARES Conference in February, along with three past doctoral students also presenting, that have now graduated and moved on to careers at external organisations. More details regarding this can be found on Our Doctoral Students webpage.
2011 NZIER Student Poster Competition Winner (52nd Annual Conference of the NZ Association of Economists) - Jaimee Phillips
2011 Student Presentation Award (22nd Pacific Regional Science Conference) - Steven Bond-Smith