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James Dean Award

The James Dean Award is awarded to the student with the best second-year ECON 990 paper. This award is named after emeritus professor James Dean, who has held visitng appointments at approximately 25 universities and research institutions worldwide, in addition to his appointment at Simon Fraser University.

2019 winner

Boxi Yang

Boxi Yang is a PhD student in economics at SFU. She obtained her B.S. degree at Beijing Jiaotong University and master's degree at New York University. Her research interests range among various topics in the fields of development and labour economics. The awarded working paper examines the gender specific quantity-quality trade-off of children within households in the context of rural China. She is also working on a project regarding the intergenerational transmission and dynamics of cultural values. Besides her academic research, Boxi enjoys teaching as well and tries to help the students get a better learning experience in economics

Past winners

2018: Thomas VigiĆ©

2017: Yaser Sattari

2015: Xiaowen Lei, PhD dissertation intern, Bank of Canada

2015: Michael Tseng, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration