Dissertation Award

2016 Dissertation Award

The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

Click here to learn how to apply for the 2016 Dissertation Award.

The 2015 Award winner and honorable mentions are:

First prize
  • Manasi Deshpande, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for "Essays on the Effects of Disability Insurance"
Honorable mentions
  • Michael Mueller-Smith, Columbia University, for "Essays in the Economics of Crime and Discrimination"
  • Arash Nekoei, Harvard University, for "Essays on Unemployment and Labor Supply"