Student Awards

Review the information below to see the latest student award winners.

There are three dissertation awards given at the Tepper Diploma Ceremony each year:  the Cooper, Simon and Thompson awards.  Additionally, there are several awards given to outstanding students at other times during the academic year.  Click on the + to the right of each award name to see a complete list of winners.

  • Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory
  • Gerald Salancik Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Dipankar and Sharmila Doctoral Fellowship in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research in Marketing
  • Egon Balas Award for Best Student Paper in Operations Research/Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Paul S. Goodman Doctoral Dissertation Award
  • Egon Balas Award for Best Student Paper in Operations Research/Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization

    Each year, the Egon Balas Award is presented to the Tepper School of Business student who has written the Best Student Paper in Operations Research or Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization.

    2004:
      Anureet Saxena

    2005:  Mohit Singh

    2006:  Viswanath Nagarajan

    2007:  Samid Hoda

    2008:  Amitabh Basu

    2009:  Amin Sayedi

    2010:  David Bergman
               Andrea Qualizza

    2011:  Marco Molinaro

    2012:  Andre Cire

    2013:  Selvaprabu Nadarajah

    2014:  Stylianos Despotakis

    2015:  Sercan Yildiz

    2016:  Dabeen Lee

  • The Dipankar and Sharmila Chakravarti Doctoral Fellowship Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research in Marketing

    The Dipankar and Sharmila Chakravarti Doctoral Fellowship is awarded every year to a Tepper School Ph.D. student in recognition of outstanding contributions to research in the field of Marketing.

    2013 - 2014

    Xiao Liu
    Yang Yang

    2014 - 2015

    Francisco Cisternas Vera

    2015 - 2016

    Julian Givi
  • William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Award

    The William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Award is awarded each year to a dissertation that deals with issues and problems in management or management science and has a strong applications orientation with accompanying theoretical or methodological developments.

    The award was established in 1989 in honor of Dr. William W. Cooper, GSIA/Tepper School faculty member from 1949-1968, and the first dean of the Heinz School (now Heinz College) from 1968-1975.

    1991:  Anitesh Barua

    1992:  David Green

    1993:  Haresh Gurnani

    1994:  Frederick J. Riggins

    1995:  Rajdeep Singh
               Steve Sung

    1996:  Prabu Davamanirajan

    1997:  Roman Kapuscinski

    1998:  Srinagesh Gaverneni

    1999:  Li Zhang

    2000:  Munir Tolga Akcura

    2001:  Hoon Kim

    2002:  Rahul Telang

    2003:  Shibo Li

    2004:  Senthil K. Veeraraghavan

    2005:  Amy Xue Sun
               A. Cevdet Aydemir

    2006:  Michael Peress

    2007:  Iulian Obreja

    2008:  Fernando Anjos

    2009:  Guoming Lai

    2010:  Vineet Kumar

    2011:  Liye Ma

    2012:  Amin Sayedi

    2013:  Chen Li

    2014:  Selvaprabu Nadarajah

    2015:  Xiao Liu

    2016:  Sherwin Doroudi

     

  • The Paul S. Goodman Doctoral Dissertation Award

    The Paul S. Goodman Doctoral Dissertation Award was given this year, for the first time, by a committee consisting of Professors Denise Rousseau, Ranga Ramanujam and Gerard Beenen.

    2016:  Yeonjeong Kim

  • Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory

    Four previous winners of the Henderson Award have gone on to earn the Nobel Prize in Economics.

    1954:  John F. Muth, Indiana University*

    1955:  Albert K. Ando, University of Pennsylvania*

    1956:  Kalman J. Cohen, Duke University (emeritus)

    1957:  David Chambers, London Business School (emeritus)

    1958:  Clarence J. Huizenga

    1959:  Andrew C. Stedry

    1960:  Andrew B. Whinston, University of Texas at Austin

    1961:  Frederick S. Hammer, Inter-Atlantic Group

    1962:  Oliver E. Williamson, University of California at Berkeley
                 [2009 Nobel Prize in Economics]

    1963:  Ferdinand K. Levy, Georgia Tech (emeritus)

    1964:  Bertil Naslund, Stockholm School of Economics (emeritus)

    1965:  Dale T. Mortensen, Northwestern University
                 [2010 Nobel Prize in Economics]*

    1966:  Richard Schramm

    1967:  Edward C. Prescott, Arizona State University
                 [2004 Nobel Prize in Economics]

    1968:  Jan Mossin, Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration*

    1969:  Charles W. Upton, Kent State University

    1970:  Michel Truchon, Université Laval

    1971:  Marcel Boyer, Université de Montréal

    1972:  George F. Brown, Jr., Blue Canyon Partners

    1973:  Finn E. Kydland, University of California at Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University
                 [2004 Nobel Prize in Economics]

    1974:  Constantine C. Azariadis, Washington University in Saint Louis

    1975:  Robert E. Forsythe, University of South Florida

    1976:  Marie-Therese Flaherty, Wharton Small Business Development Center

    1977:  Charles A. Holt. Jr., University of Virginia

    1978:  Edward J. Green, Pennsylvania State University

    1980:  Ronald A. Dye, Northwestern University

    1981:  Varadarajan V. Chari, University of Minnesota

    1983:  Ravi K. Jagannathan, Northwestern University

    1984:  Sumru G. Altug, Koç University

    1985:  Daniel E. Ingberman, University of California at Berkeley

    1986:  Daniel Mark Bernhardt, University of Illinois

    1987:  Kim G. Balls, DFA Capital Management

    1988:  David A. Marshall, Chicago Federal Reserve

    1990:  Madhav Rajan, Stanford University

    1991:  Wouter den Haan, University of Amsterdam

    1993:  Suleyman Basak, London Business School

    1994:  Patrick William Sileo, Carnegie Mellon University

    1997:  Jamsheed Shorish, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

    1998:  Mico Mrkaic, International Monetary Fund

    1999:  Vivek Ramachandran, Maracon Associates

    2000:  Ulf Axelson, London School of Economics

    2001:  M. Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota

    2002:  Aydogan Alti, University of Texas at Austin

    2004:  Sean Crockett, Baruch College

    2005:  Espen Henriksen, University of Oslo

    2006:  Roman Sustek, Bank of England

    2007:  Francisco Palomino, University of Michigan

    2008:  Jeremy Bertomeu, Baruch College

    2009:  James Richard Lowery, University of Texas at Austin

    2010:  Edwige Cheynel, Columbia University

    2011:  Özgün Ekici, Ozyegin University

    2012:  Federico Gavazzoni, INSEAD

    2013:  Artem Neklyudov, HEC, Université de Lausanne

    2014:  Batchimeg Sambalaibat, University of Oklahoma

    2015:  Jessie Jiaxu Wang, Arizona State University

    2016:  Cédric Ehouarne

  • Gerald R. Salancik Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

    1996:  Deborah E. Gibbons 

    1997:  Rangaraj Ramanujam

    1998:  Seungwoo Kwon

    2004:
      Aimee A. Kane

    2005:  Marco Tortoriello

    2006:
      Daylian M. Cain

    2007:  Gerard Beenen

    2008:  Julia B. Bear

    2011:
      Uriel Haran

    2012:
      Samuel Swift

    2013:
      Ishani Aggarwal
               Nazli Turan

    2014:
      Jin Wook Chang

    2015:  Amanda Weirup

    2016:  Jonathan Kush

  • Herbert A. Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award in Behavioral Research in the Administrative Sciences

    The award is for behavioral science research applied to the problems of administrative behavior, an area which Prof. Simon's research helped to define and to develop.

    1995:  Robert Austin

    1996:  Lucien Randazzese

    1998:  Sally Sleeper

    1999:  Hisashi Yamagata

    2002:  Carter Butts

    2003:  Eleanor Lewis

    2004:  Sean Crockett

    2005:  Aimee A. Kane

    2006:  Jian Xue

    2007:  Daylian M. Cain

    2008:  Darron M. Billeter

    2009:  Cynthia Cryder

    2010:  Sharique Hasan

    2011:  Meng Zhu

    2012:  Uriel Haran

    2013:  Ishani Aggarwal

    2014:  Nazli Turan

    2015:  Elina Hyeunjung Hwang

    2016: Jonathan Kush
  • Gerald L. Thompson Doctoral Dissertation Award in Management Science

    Awarded each year to honor an outstanding doctoral dissertation involving theoretical, computational and applied contributions in the area of Management Science. The award was established and endowed in 2001 in honor of Gerald L. Thompson, a GSIA/Tepper School faculty member from 1951-2001.

    2004:  Amitabh Sinha

    2005:  Cuihong Li

    2006:  Tallys H. Yunes

    2007:  Miroslav Karamanov

    2008:  Anureet Saxena

    2009:  Viswanath Nagarajan

    2010:  Amitabh Basu

    2011:  Baojun Jiang

    2012:  Emre Nadar

    2013:  Marco Molinaro

    2014:  Negar Soheili Azad

    2015:  Andre Augusto Cire

    2016:  Sercan Yildiz