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Economics Graduates’ Success in the Global Undergraduate Awards 2021

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Economics Graduates’ Success in the Global Undergraduate Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that four Warwick Economics students were highly commended in The Global Undergraduate Awards at the Global Undergraduate Summit last week and the Global Winner in Economics was a PPE student who had completed a dissertation in Economics.

The Global Undergraduate Awards is an international academic awards programme that recognises originality, innovation, and excellence at the undergraduate level.

We were pleased to hear that the Global Winner in the Economics category was a PPE recent graduate whose Economics dissertation was judged as the best overall entry in this category:

  • Beatriz Sasse, BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Beatriz’s submission was her dissertation on “The limited impact of a drinking-and-driving law reform on traffic accident hospitalisations: quasi-experimental evidence from Brazil”. Her supervisor was Professor Kobi Glazer who is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Warwick.

Beatriz said about her achievement:

“The greatest blessing of my life is the privilege to be surrounded by kind and immensely talented people, who build me up and push me further. Five out of the six Warwick students to have received such commendation by the GUA were in the field of Economics, which speaks to the strength of the Warwick’s Department of Economics. I’d like to thank my supervisor, Kobi Glazer for his guidance and support.”

Beatriz was recognised with a gold medal and a certificate of recognition, a free ticket to the UA Global Summit which took place last week in Dublin as well as the publication of their winning submission in the Undergraduate Library.

The following 2021 Warwick graduates were Highly Commended in the Economics category in The Global Undergraduate Awards 2021 Programme:

  • Gin Fah Chong, BSc (Hons) Economics
  • Iarina Cornicius, BA(Hons) Economics and Modern Languages
  • Robin Hoefler, BSc (Hons) Economics – Examiner’s Prize for best performing student
  • Christopher Lim, BSc (Hons) Economics

Their work had been recognised as being in the top 10% of this category, which was open to all undergraduate students in universities, colleges and institutes around the world. The submissions were assessed by a Judging Panel of international academics, led by a Chair of The Global Undergraduate Awards, Jim Barry.

Professor Caroline Elliott, Module Leader for Research in Applied Economics said:

“This is a great achievement for the students and demonstrates the high quality of academic work that our students produce through the Research in Applied Economics module. Congratulations to them all.”

Submissions to The Global Undergraduate Awards 2022

If you are a student who will graduate in 2022, The Global Undergraduate Awards Programme is now accepting submission. For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit The Global Undergraduate Awards website.