Student Awards

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

Econometrics Prize

This prize is awarded to an outstanding scholar whose research advances economic knowledge through the use of econometrics (2022). 

Recipients