Economist Miana Plesca Wins Major Award


A U of G economics professor has won the 2011 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Junior Economists. Miana Plesca received the honour this week. Named for renowned economist and Nobel laureate Kenneth J. Arrow, the prize is awarded by Berkeley Electronic Press annually and recognizes outstanding contributions in the field.

Plesca received the award for her article “The Impact of Aggregate and Sectoral Fluctuations on Training Decisions.”  A jury of international economists voted it as the best paper published by Berkeley Electronic Press in 2010 by a junior scholar.

The article appeared in The Journal of Macroeconomics and was co-authored by U of G graduate Burc Kayahan, now a professor at Acadia University, and Vincenzo Caponi of Ryerson University. Kayahan graduated with a PhD in economics in 2007 and completed a master’s degree at Guelph in 2001.