Professor wins 2019 Haralambos Simeonidis Economics Award in Articles category
Professor Fernanda Estevan of the FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) was the grand winner of the 2019 Haralambos Simeonidis Award, organized by the National Association of Graduate Economics Centers (ANPEC), in the Articles category. This recognition was due to her paper “Redistribution without distortion: Evidence from an affirmative action program at a large Brazilian university,” coauthored with Professor Thomas Gall of the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and Louis-Philippe Morin of the University of Ottawa, Canada.
The article examined the effectiveness of affirmative action policies at Campinas State University, created in order to expand access to the university for students from public sector schools. The study found a significant increase in the probability of students from government schools joining one of the university’s courses.
The Haralambos Simeonidis Award were created in 1982 in honor of one of ANPEC’s most active members. They are considered one of the foremost academic awards in Brazil and their goal is to encourage reflection and research in economics in the country. Every year, the best works in three categories – Articles, Books and PhD Dissertations – are selected.