Econ Grad Student MacDonald Wins Prestigious Awards

Daniel McDonald, recipiet of William R. Waters  Research Grant
Friday, January 4, 2013

_Graduate student Daniel MacDonald (economics) is the recipient of a $5,000 William R. Waters Research Grant for his project, "Social Economics: Social Justice and Institutions in Historical Perspective."

This is the second year in a row that a UMass Economics student has won this prestigious Waters award that is given to promising new faculty members who have not yet been granted tenure and for graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have not yet completed their dissertations. His focuses on Law, Labor, and Capitalism in U.S. History.

This recognition comes on the heels of the Horvat-Vanek Prize that MacDonald received for his paper, “Understanding the Sources of Productivity Growth during Industrialization: An Empirical Investigation of the Dynamic Properties of Piece Rate Contracts.”