Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Fellowship

The Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Fellowship is presented to the outstanding graduate student who has demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. This award is named after the late professor Peter Kennedy.

2018 winner

Yaser Sattari

Yaser Sattari is a PhD student in economics at SFU. He joined the PhD program in fall 2013 after completing a one-year economics MA program at SFU. He is interested in various sub-disciplines of macroeconomics. In his thesis, Yaser has been studying roots of economic growth and development with a focus on firm dynamics in developing countries. In particular, his recent work tries to quantify the effects of policies that misallocate resources across firms in developing countries. In his academic career, Yaser enjoys teaching as much as conducting research and tries to teach students how to think like an economist.

Past winners

2017: Mahsa Akbari

2016: Xiao (Christy) Yu

2015: Reza Sattari, Specialist, Housing Finance Policy at CMHC

2014: Edouard Djeutem, Senior Economist, Bank of Canada

2013: Nick Dadson, Manager, Analysis Group

2012: Daniele Signori, Head Trader, DV Trading