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AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
November 23, 2017

Recent PhD graduate Michael Gilraine's dissertation, "Three Essays in the Economics of Education", has been named co-winner (along with Jacob Bastian, Michigan) of the National Tax Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Government Finance and Taxation Award. Fellow U of T 2017 PhD Adam Lavecchia received an honourable mention for his dissertation, "Essays in Public Economics".

Entries are assessed on originality, expositional clarity and the significance of the analysis for scholars and practitioners of government finance.

Both Gilraine and Lavecchia have secured academic appointments, Gilraine with New York University (where he also features in a recent video!) and Lavecchia at Ottawa.



Michael Gilraine

Adam Lavecchia