Samuel M. Levin Economics Lecture and Award
Each year, the Samuel M. Levin Endowed Award Fund gives out two awards and hosts a lecture. The first award is the Samuel M. Levin Economics Award and it is given to the author of an essay on economics. The second award is the Samuel M. Levin Economics Scholarship and it is given to a current graduate student in the Department of Economics.
About Samuel M. Levin
The Professor Samuel M. Levin Endowed Award Fund was created by donations to the university to honor the distinguished educational leadership and scholarly contributions of the late Professor Emeritus Samuel M. Levin. Among his many books is Malthus and the Conduct of Life (1967). He was also the author of many essays on education, labor, population, and technology.
Professor Levin served the university and its predecessor institutions for 43 years. Initially in charge of all social science teaching at the College of the City of Detroit (later, Wayne University), he was the first chairman of the Department of Economics, a position he occupied until 1953. His papers are collected in the Reuther Archives of the university.
|2019||Phillip Cook, Duke University||Policing Gun Violence: Why we can and should improve arrest rates in shooting cases|
|2018||Gary (Hoov) Hoover, Chair of the Department of Economics, Distinguished Presidential Professorship, University of Oklahoma||Plagiarism in the Social Sciences|
|2017||Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation professor of social service administration, law and public policy, University of Chicago||Human Decisions and Machine Predictions|
|2016||Henry S. Farber||Factors Determining Callbacks to Job Application by the Unemployed: An Audit Study|
|2015||Dr. Robert H. Frank||Success and Luck: A Personal Perspective|
|2014||Dr. Rodney Fort||15 Sports Myths and Why They are Wrong|
|2013||John Austin||Foundations of Michigan's Economy|
|2012||Doron Levin, Forbes Magazine||Journalism in the Digital Age|
|2011||Dr. Sean P. McAlinden, Executive Vice President of Research, Chief Economist, The Center for Automotive Research||Not All the Way Back...Michigan's Auto Industry in Recovery|
|2010||Professor Charles Ballard, Michigan State University||Michigan's Economic Transformation|
|2009||Richard Blouse, President of the Detroit Regional Chamber||Translinked|
Endowed scholarship awardees
|2016||Mohammad Usama Toseef|
|2013||Ahlam El Yaman|
|1996||Ronald Scott Humphreys|