Economics Honours Class of 2016

14 Dec 2016

Recently the UQ School of Economics celebrated the achievements and hard work of the students in the 2016 Honours Class at a function held at the UQ Art Museum. At the beginning of the year the Honours class commenced a year-long research project under the supervision of notable academics working within the School.

This end of year function provided the Honours students with the opportunity to come together with friends, UQ Economics staff members and industry partners to celebrate completing their thesis.

Head of School, Professor Rodney Strachan opened the event by congratulating the Honours Class and thanking the industry sponsors for their support.

The guest speaker for the evening was our very own Dr Bruce Littleboy, Senior Lecturer with the School of Economics and a member of the School of Economics Honours Class of 1977.

Deputy Head of School, Associate Professor KK Tang presented all 6 members of the class with a gift. There was also a number of special industry sponsored awards that were presented to outstanding students. Congratulations to the winners

  • ACCC Economics Honours Prize for best overall performance in Microeconomics A: Ms Thi Mai Anh Nguyen
  • The Tactical Global Management Honours Prize for best overall performance in Macroeconomics A: Mr Colin Burns
  • The Synergies Economic Consulting Honours Prize for best overall thesis: Ms Thi Mai Anh Nguyen

Thi Mai Anh Nguyen spoke on behalf of the 2016 Economics Honours year cohort to close the evening’s formal celebration.

The School of Economics would like to thank the generosity of our industry partners Synergies Economic ConsultingTactical Global Management and the ACCC.

The UQ School of Economics Honours Program is its flagship program. The year-long invitation only program is undertaken by the School’s highest-achieving undergraduate students and provides them with a solid foundation for launching a successful career in economics or academia. There will be 18 Honours students in the 2017 class.