Ran Zhuo '17 awarded the Rintels Prize

Dartmouth Economics Department is proud to announce that Ran Zhuo ’17 was awarded the Rintels Prize for the best honors thesis in the Social Sciences for the Class of 2017 for her thesis titled "Do Low Price Guarantees Guarantee Low Prices? Evidence from Competition between Amazon and Big-Box Stores."

The selection committee noted that "Ran identified a question that was full of economics, policy relevant, and poorly addressed in the prior literature".

Ran graduated as a valedictorian from the Class of 2017, with a BA in Economics and Mathematics. She is currently a Ph.D. student in business economics at Harvard and her thesis was published in December 2017 issue of the Journal of Industrial Economics.  

Ran is the third economics major in four years to win the Rintels prize, following the footsteps of  Ayushi Narayan '14 and Aaron Goodman '15.  

Dartmouth College Economics Majors Valedictorians 2012

Wills Begor

Begor is graduating from Dartmouth with an economics major modified with mathematics and a minor in Spanish. After graduation, he will join Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group as an investment banking analyst.

At Dartmouth, he was an early inductee of Phi Beta Kappa in 2011, a Rufus Choate Scholar (an honor for students in the top 5 percent of their class) for all four years at the College, and a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow in 2011-2012. As a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar in 2010, he worked with Christopher Snyder, the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor in the Department of Economics, on a research project examining the procurement of vaccines in developing countries. Begor co-authored a paper, “Economic Perspectives on the Advance Market Commitment for Pneumococcal Vaccines” in Health Affairs along with Snyder and an MIT professor.