Distinguished Alumni Award

The annual Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2014 to recognize and publicize the outstanding accomplishments of the graduates of the Department of Economics’ undergraduate, master’s, and PhD programs. We hope the stories of their achievements will inspire and challenge current students to find their own fulfilling career paths with their BU degrees in hand.

The award is presented on campus during the Spring Semester, typically at the department’s commencement ceremony; however, the date of the ceremony is decided in consultation with the awardee.

Nominations

If you’d like to nominate an Economics alum for this award, please send information on your nominee, including contact information and a brief justification, to Professor Robert Lucas at rlucas@bu.edu. The award recognizes achievements in any area.

Awardees

2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Jin-Yong Cai

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Tejash Shah

2015 Distinguished Alumna: Yukiko Okawa Omura

2014 Distinguished Alumnus: Santiago Levy