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Economics PhD student awarded highest prize at national academic conference

27 Jun, 2022
img HUA Sudong, a PhD student in Economics, won a First Class Award (優秀論文一等獎) at the 8th National Academic Conference for Postgraduate Students in Economics (第八屆全國經濟學研究生學術年會). An award presentation ceremony was conducted on 18 June 2022 in Wuhan with both online and offline participation.

Organised by Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Peikang Chang Research Foundation of Development Economics, the competition received 600+ submissions from over 20 key universities in China.

As one of the only four awardees of the First Class Award, Sudong’s paper, titled “On the Importance of Information Quality and Returns”, sheds light on the importance of information quality and returns in resolving the conflict between information spreading and information acquisition in explaining the welfare effect of information acquisition. His wider research interests are in macro labour, financial economics and micro-econometrics. The other three awardees of the First Class Award were from Renmin University of China, Peking University and Tsinghua University.