To encourage excellent research by our Economics and International Economics majors, each spring, the Economics Department presents awards for the best theses in Economics and International Economics. The John Harold Sheehan Award is awarded for the best senior honors thesis and the BonAnno Award is given to the student writing the best International Economics thesis. Information about these awards can be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
In addition to our departmental awards, Economics and International Economics students can compete in the Bernoulli Award competition which is a campus wide competition to identify outstanding undergraduate research papers. These papers use statistical methods to analyze important current applied economics problems and issues. Details about the Bernoulli Award can be found here.
The power of economics, said Greg Duffy ’15, is that the intangible becomes tangible. Duffy, who majored in economics and sang in an a capella group at Notre Dame, now uses that power to help connect artists with new audiences as a research analyst at the music-streaming service Pandora.