Student Awards

The Department of Economics gives out four prizes each spring: the Paul H. Douglas Prize, the Adam Smith Book Prize, the Noyes Political Economy Prize, and the A. Myrick Freeman Prize.

Paul H. Douglas Prize: 

This prize, awarded by the Department of Economics each spring in honor of Paul H. Douglas '13, a respected labor economist and United States Senator, recognizes a junior who shows outstanding promise in scholarship in economics (1999).

Biography of Paul Douglas by John Keohane

The Adam Smith Book Prize:

This award recognizes juniors who demonstrate exceptional analytical skills and originality in the study of economy and society.

Noyes Political Economy Prize: 

This prize, established by Crosby Stuart Noyes, A.M. H1887, is awarded to the best scholar in political economy (1897). 

A. Myrick Freeman Prize: 

This prize, awarded by the Department of Economics each spring in honor of A. Myrick Freeman, leading environmental economist and Bowdoin faculty member from 1965-2000, recognizes senior majors who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their economics coursework (2011). 

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