Mary Hansen's research on "The Value of Adoption" is featured on the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives' website, and contributed to the passage of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act by the House and Senate.
Martha Starr's paper "Do 'Reverse-Payment' Settlements Constitute an Anticompetitive Pay-for-Delay?" was awarded the 2015 Best Paper Award by the International Journal of the Economics of Business.
PhD student Britni Wilcher was the runner-up for the W. Donald Bowles Award, awarded annually to students researching income, productivity, or poverty in the United States by the American University Library. This award will support Britni's research on the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on socioeconomic mobility.
Gabriel Mathy won a $33,490 award from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) for his project "Secular Stagnation and Persistent Unemployment in the Great Depression: Evidence from Monthly Labor Market Data."
In June 2015, Bernhard Gunter gave a presentation on "Revisiting Debt Sustainability in Africa" at the 61st Executive Session of the Trade and Development Board, the governing body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland.