This prize was established by a group of colleagues, former students, and family of the late Professor C.A. Curtis in his memory, to be awarded annually for the best doctoral thesis.

Past Recipients

2019/2020

Household Return Heterogeneity in the United State

 

2017/2018

Essays on Financial Economics

 

2016/2017

Essays on Firm Heterogeneity with Empirical Applications in Economic History and Agricultural Economics

 

2015/2016

Six Essays Evaluating the Impact of Universal Child Care on Developmental Outcomes in Quebec

 

2014/2015

Essays on the Economics of Language and Language Policy

 

2013/2014

Search and Information Frictions in Decentralized Markets

 

2012/2013

Essays on Political Parties, their Organization and Policy Choice

 

2011/2012

An Empirical Study of the Causes and Consequences of Mergers in the Canadian Cable Television Industry

 

2010/2011

Constraints and Policy in Education and Public Budget Limits

 

2009/2010

Credit Risk, Insurance and Banking: A Study of Moral Hazard and Asymmetric Information

 

2008/2009

International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity: An Empirical Investigation

 

2007/2008

An Empirical Investigation of Spatial Differentiation and Price Floor Regulations in Retail Markets for Gasoline

 

2006/2007

Contributions to the Theory and Measurement of Inequality

 

2005/2006

Three Papers on the Economics of Climate Change

 

2004/2005

Economic Aspects of Privacy, Confidentiality and Consent

 

2003/2004

Search, Market Power, and the Dispersion of Wages and Prices

 

2002/2003

Optimal Taxation and Envy

 

2001/2002

Three Essays on Optimal Redistributive Policies

 

2000/2001

Information and Learning in Foreign Exchange Markets

 

1999/2000

Three Essays on the Economics of Health-Related Behaviour

 

1998/1999

Three Essays on Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Decentralization

 

1997/1998

School Structure and the Distribution of Wages

 

1996/1997

Price Dynamics in Limit Order Markets

 

1995/1996

State-Dependent Risk Aversion

 

1994/1995

Dynamic Research and Development Games: Applications to Endogenous Growth Theory

 

1993/1994

Enterprise, Inequality and Growth: Essays in the Theory of Income Distribution

 

1992/1993

Precautionary Saving Due to Labor Income Uncertainty: An Explanation for Excess Smoothness and Excess Sensitivity of Consumption

 

1991/1992

Intertemporal Asset Pricing Theory and Incomplete Markets

 

1990/1991

Technological Change and the Labour Market: Explorations in the Theory of Human Capital

 

1989/1990

A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Tax Adjusted q-Dynamics of Investment with Applications to Future Phased-In Tax Policy Reform

 

1988/1989

Essays on the Structure of Financial Institutions

 

1987/1988

Macroeconomic Asymmetries and Policy Interdependence between Europe and the United States

 

1986/1987

Inflation, Exchange Rates, and Economic Policy

 

1985/1986

Essays on Industrial Behaviour Under Uncertainty

 

1984/1985

Non-linear Estimation in Models with Limited Dependent Variables and Sample Selectivity