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Felkey paper earns award for ‘best article’

The American Economist editorial team chose a paper by Associate Professor of Economics Amanda J. Felkey as winner of the Michael Szenberg Prize for the best article published.

Felkey co-wrote the winning article, “Do Restrictions Beget Responsibility? The Case of U.S. Abortion Legislation,” with Associate Professor Kristina Lybecker of Colorado College.

Felkey accepted the award at the American Economics Association annual three-day meeting in January, where more than 13,450 of the best minds in economics assemble to network and celebrate new achievements in economic research. 

The award is given in honor of Professor Michael Szenberg who edited the academic journal of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, for 38 years. The winning article best exemplifies the standards established under Szenberg’s editorship. Specifically, winning papers:

  • Fill a void in the existing literature
  • Address an important topic with critical policy or theoretical implication
  • Be well written, grammatically sound and engaging to read
  • Employ sound methodological tools of analysis
  • If empirical, analyze an appropriate and novel dataset
  • Demonstrate the importance of economic reasoning
  • Serve as a model for Omicron Delta Epsilon student members