Econ essay winners 2012  Y. Zhang, Q. Zeng, and R. Zhang

Three 1+2+1 students won essay awards from the Economic Department, from left: Youyou Zhang, Qingyun Zeng, and Rongrong Zhang


F. A. Hayek Essay Award


  • Zhang, Youyou  (Nanjing Normal University)  Second Place for her essay titled “An Analogy of Recovering the Economy: Curing A Patient”

Howard R. Bloch Memorial Award 

Highest Outstanding Academic Achievement Award


  • Zeng Qingyun (Chongqing University)


For the student with the highest overall GPA

  • Xing, Jianwei (NUIST)

James Buchanan Essay Award 


  • Zhang, Rongrong (Shangdong University at Weihai)  Honorable Mention for her essay titled “College Drug Use and Government’s Drug Policy–An Analysis of Government Failure Using Public Choice Theory”

Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

For placing in the top 10% of the graduate class of their major by their cumulative GPA


  • Liu Sifan (NUIST)
  • Zhang Xiaoxiao, Luo Xing (Shandong University at Weihai)
  • Zhang Yu (China Pharmaceutical University)
  • Zhao Qian (Soochow University)


  • Xiaofeng Yang (Southwest Jiaotong)
  • Youyou Zhang (NNU)
  • Yinglu Liu (NNU)
  • Ben Shen (CQU)
  • Zifan Zhou (CPU)
  • Shushen Yang (WUT)
  • Rongrong Zhang (SDWH)


  • Fang, Peixun  (NUIST)
  • Gao, Yang  (Nanjing Normal University)
  • Hu, Chun  (Shoochow University)
  • Li, Yanyan  (Yunnan University)
  • Liu, Yuxin  (Chongqing University)
  • Ma, Nao  (Beijing Jiaotong University)
  • Tang, Yijia  (Beijing Jiaotong University)
  • Yu, Haoxiao  (Shangdong University at Weihai)
  • Zhang, Gaofan  (Southwest Jiaotong University)


  • Chen, Rubin (Southwest Jiaotong University)
  • Li, Yanyan (Yunnan University)
  • Yu, Manning (Southwest Jiaotong University)
  • Zhang, Shimeng (Communications Univ. of China)
  • Zhao, Ye (Southwest Jiaotong University)
  • Zhao, Yuanxiu (Shandong University at Wiehai)
  • Zheng, Lang (Southwest Jiaotong University)

Vernon Smith Essay Award 

The essay discusses how economic and individual liberty promote individual and societal well-being.


  • Zeng, Qingyun (Chongqing University) Second Place for his essay titled “Analysis of Development of China: An Economics and Individual Liberty View”


  • Zhang, Youyou (Nanjing Normal University) Second Place