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Professor Emeritus Al Finegan stands between honors students Daniel Eubanks and Mihir Gandhi, recipients of the 2013 T. Aldrich Finegan Award for Best Thesis.

2013 honors students from left to right: Daniel Eubanks, Alison Yuen, Mihir Gandhi, Aiday Sikhova, and Richard Shi.

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give The Department of Economics announces the creation of two new funds to support the research activities of doctoral students and undergraduate honors students. Two existing funds support diverse activities within the Department and provide scholarships for students in the Graduate Program in Economic Development.
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U.S. News & World Report: For Economists, a moment in the sun. Despite a diminished employment outlook for many academics, economists remain in demand in government, buisness, and nonprofits and as consultants or policy analysts. John Siegfried, professor of economics emeritus and William Collins, director of graduate studies in economics, are quoted. Shabana Singh and Caleb Stroup, both students in the Economics Ph.D. program, are pictured. Vanderbilt's joint J.D.-Ph.D. program in law and economics is also mentioned. Click here for more information.