2019 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award winners

Upjohn Institute dissertation awards winners

The Institute is pleased to announce the winner and two honorable mentions of the 2019 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award. We had a particularly strong crop of applicants for this year’s award, led by winner Sydnee Caldwell who received her PhD from MIT. Her dissertation, “Essays on Imperfect Competition in the Labor Market,” is outstanding. The honorable mentions are Sarah H. Bana (University of California, Santa Barbara) for “Three Essays on Vulnerable Workers,” and Giulia Giopponi (London School of Economics and Political Science) for “Essays in Labor and Public Economics.” Established in 1995, the Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award has gone to numerous leading scholars in the research and academic communities. This year’s awardees will undoubtedly follow in the footsteps of previous winners and contribute significantly to the task of advancing our understanding of how to deal with employment-related problems.


Date: November 5, 2019