Order of Merit for Allison
- June 15, 2015
- Fifth-year grad student receives Outstanding Scholarship award
Economics grad student Blake Allison was recently recognized with the Order of Merit Outstanding Scholarship award for demonstrating high intellectual achievement via individual or collaborative research, papers and/or presentations.
In Allison’s case, he has shown himself to be capable of all of the above, conducting individual research as well as co-authoring multiple papers—one of which was published in the esteemed Journal of Economic Theory—over the course of his five-year career at UCI. And though his own research revolves around constructing mathematical models to predict or explain certain human behaviors, he maintains a general love of learning and is curious about many other topics.
“My interests are fairly broad,” he says. “In general, I just like to learn. It is common for me to ask someone else about their work and be drawn into a complete discussion of the details and results.”
Allison will be taking this love of learning to the economics department at Emory University this August, where he has accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor.