JSM Best Student Paper Award

The Business and Economic Statistics Section (B&E) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) will offer up to four student paper awards for B&E student members in doctoral programs in business, economics, econometrics, statistics, or allied disciplines. The section encourages submissions on novel methods, theories, and applications from all areas of business and economic statistics. Support is offered for students to participate in the 2022 Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held in Washington, DC, from August 6 – August 11, 2022.

Student paper award applications must include this form (JSM_2022_B_E_Best_Student_Paper_Awards.pdf) and the additional materials listed below. The ASA has some further requirements on applications for student awards to any ASA section – please read these at:


Note: Students may submit papers to no more than two sections and may accept only one section's award. Students must inform both sections applied to when he or she wins and accepts an award, thereby removing the student from the award competition for the second section.

To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted electronically by December 15 via e-mail to:
Mariana Saenz, Chair, B&E student paper award committee, msayala@georgiasouthern.edu.


 Applications must include the application form and additional materials, attached to the application file, including :

  1. Paper: student must be the lead author and papers that have been accepted for publication are not eligible (limit 35 total pages, double-spaced).
  2. Letter of support from faculty advisor including student’s overall contribution on the submitted paper, confirmation of student’s eligibility (applicant is a student, or applicant completed work as a student during 2021), and paper’s publication status (limit 1 page).
  3. Copy of most recent transcript (or equivalent report) from student’s university.
Link to MS Word version of application form
Link to PDF version of the application form

Please combine all documents into a single file.

Applicants should present their paper in a B&E session or participate in a B&E poster session.

Note: this application is for a student paper award only; you must apply separately to participate in the Joint Statistical Meetings as a presenter, in addition to registering for the conference:

2021 Student Paper Awards

The Business and Economic Statistics Section announces the winners of the 2021 American Statistical Association Student Paper Awards from the section.  

  • Grace Deng, Cornell University: “GANs for Missing Data Imputation and Learning-To-Rank”
  • Chunshan Liu, Rice University: “Dynamic and Robust Bayesian Graphical Models”
  • Yiyun Luo, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Nonparametric Dynamic Pricing Incorporating Contextual Information”
  • Matt Stuart, Iowa State University: “Estimation of Asset Models with Stochastic Volatility and Asymmetric Laplacian Jumps and its Application to Cryptocurrency”

For more details, access the statement from Dr. Dan Kowal, Chair, 2021 B&E Student Paper Awards Committee

Congratulations to all the winners of the awards!


If you have any questions about the application requirements, please contact the B&E paper award committee chair, Mariana Saenz, at msayala@georgiasouthern.edu.