Student Merit Award

Encourage your students to enter their abstract for the annual SRA meeting!

Frequently the EBASG provides $500 and waives the meeting registration fee for the best student abstract submitted and presented at the SRA annual meeting in the area of economics and benefits analysis.

Interested students should indicate that they would like to be considered for this award when they submit their abstract for consideration by the annual meeting Committee. To receive the award, applicants must be students at abstract submission deadline and must attend the annual meeting. Applicants may apply to multiple specialty groups; however, each applicant may only hold one award.

The Student Merit Award is completely independent from the need-based SRA travel awards given to students and international applicants to attend the annual meeting. Any Student Merit Award winner may also apply for and receive need-based student and international travel funding.

The award is presented at the EBASG business meeting during the annual meeting.

Past Awardees


Jonathan Welburn, University of Wisconsin - Madison, "What drives economic contagion? Findings from a borrower-lender game”


Laura Bakkensen, Yale University (now at the University of Arizona), "Risk and adaptation incentives: Evidence from global hurricane damages and fatalities” 


Daniel Herrera, Toulouse School of Economics, "To fortify or not, a structural analysis of the public advisory policy on folic acid in France"


Magdalene Matthews, Cyprus International Institute for Environment and Public Health / Harvard School of Public Health, "National Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Risk Factors: Cost Effectiveness of Proposed Environmental Health Interventions in a Recovering Liberia".


Austin Mitchell, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, "The Economics of Environmental Reclamation for Shale Gas Development in Pennsylvania".


Seth Baum, Pennsylvania State University, "Space-Time Discounting, Global Catastrophic Risk, and Climate Change Economics."


Niam Yaraghi, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), "A Model for Integrating Quantitative Risk Analysis of Vendor's Environmental Performance into Supplier Selection Process."


Christoph M. Rheinberger, WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, "Discrete Choice Experiments: False Friends for Valuing Mortality Risk?"