- The two Romine Prizes are cash prizes that are awarded annually to two members of the graduating class who majored or joint majored in economics. One prize is awarded to the student that wrote the best paper in a senior seminar. The other prize is awarded to the student that wrote the best senior thesis.
- To be considered for the prize awarded to the best paper in a senior seminar you should speak with the instructor of your senior seminar. The department will contact seminar instructors regarding the best papers in their individual seminars. In addition, the department will send out a request for submissions on the major listserv at the end of the fall semester and around spring break for submissions. A faculty honors committee will review all of the submissions to select a winner.
- Please note that in the spring semester the deadline for choosing the prize recipients is before the end of the semester. So if you are in a spring seminar and would like to be considered for this prize then you should speak with your instructor no later than the first week of April about the possibility of being nominated. You will be required to submit a polished draft of your paper before the end of the semester to be considered for the Romine Prize.
- All students that write a senior honors thesis are automatically nominated for the Romine prize.
- Recent winners of the Romine Senior Thesis Prize are listed under Departmental Honors Students below.
Romine Senior Seminar Prize Recipients:
Trust and Time Preference: Measuring a Causal Effect in a Random-Assignment Experiment
Deeper Metrics for Media Impact: Energy Consumption and Climate Change Coverage
Weak Governments and Barriers to Development: Examining the Relationship Between Poppies and Violence in Afghanistan
Mental Fatigue’s Impact on Team Performance: An Analysis of the Columbia Division I Field
The Truth Behind Life Satisfaction: Cross-Country Panel Data Analysis of the Battles Between Objective Indicators and their Subjective Counterparts
Applying Location Models to Product Design and Differentiation in the Art Market
Is Rivalry All About the Fans? The Impact of Rivalry on Player Performance in Major League
The Role of Regional Housing Correlation in the Financial Crisis
Constructed Prisons: An Examination of inequality and decision making in economically
Credit Default Swaps and the Financial crisis
Geographic Competitive Advantages on Court Surfaces in Men’s Professional Tennis: Before and After the Introduction of New Tennis Balls
The relationship between health care systems and consumer bankruptcy: a cross country
Spillover Effects of Habitat for Humanity Blitz Builds on Local Poverty Levels
Can Politics Save a Culture from Itself? Economic Culture and the Post Communist Period in Europe