Richard G. Lipsey Award

The Richard G. Lipsey Award is given to the continuing PhD student with the best comprehensive exam results at the end of their first year. This award is named after emeritus professor Richard Lipsey, who has held professional posts at the London School of Economics, Essex University, and Queen's University, in addition to visiting posts at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Manchester, and the University of British Columbia.

2018 winner

Marieh Azizirad

"I obtained my BA and MA in Iran, both in economics, and I started at SFU as a PhD student in economics in 2017. I am passionate about conducting research in macroeconomics, with a focus on monetary economics and applications of search models. So far, I’ve enjoyed both being in the program and living in Vancouver. Being here is serving me as an avenue to get to the future I like, along with enjoying the time being."

Past winners

2017: Shirleen Manzur, Business Consultant, Swisscontact-Katalyst

2016: Zijian Wang

2015: Garrett M. Petersen, PhD student, SFU Economics

2015: Meiyu Li, PhD student, SFU Economics

2014: Yaser Sattari, PhD student, SFU Economics

2013: Xiaowen Lei, PhD dissertation intern, Bank of Canada

2012: Feng Gao

2011: Tenzin Yindok

2010: Daniele Signori, Head Trader, DV Trading