Economics Ph.D. alumnus Andrew Goodman-Bacon (’14) was recently awarded the 2015 Nivens Prize, which is given to the best dissertation on U.S. or Canadian economic history each year. Goodman-Bacon’s dissertation, “Three Essays in Health Policy Evaluation,” was honored at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, September 13, 2015. Goodman-Bacon is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar at the University of California Berkeley and will begin as an assistant professor in economics at Vanderbilt University in 2016. [not sure if there’s a link for this item for more info]

Christoph Boehm, Aaron Flaaen and Nitya Pandalai-Nayar, all U-M Economics Ph.D. recipients or candidates, received the 2015 World Trade Organization’s Essay Award for Young Economists. Their paper studied the role that global supply chains play in the cross-country transmission of shocks.

The selection panel praised their work, saying that it “contributes importantly to our understanding of the way shocks are propagated through the modern global economy. Its findings are striking, but convincing and have important implications not only for trade and FDI, but also for international macro.”