Andreas Christofides, who graduated in Spring 2023 from the Department of Economics and the Smith Business School, presented his research paper at the 2023 “Best Undergraduate Paper Award” competition of the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) annual conference in Philadelphia.

His paper titled “The Link Between Economic Slack and Inflation: An International Perspective” is based on his senior honors thesis at UMD and was chosen as one of the four “finalist” papers. Professors Guido Kuersteiner and Nolan Pope supervised Andreas’ work at UMD. The Department of Economics covered Andreas’ travel expenses.