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AAEA Honors Dissertation of Prof. Michele Villinski

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The doctoral dissertation of Michele T. Villinski, assistant professor of economics and management at DePauw University, has earned an Honorable Mention in the American Agricultural Economics Association's Ph.D. Dissertation competition. Dr. Villinski's work, "A Framework for Pricing Multiple-Exercise Option Contracts for Water," was the only Honorable Mention named.

"Each of the three awards subcommittee members who read it ranked it among their top two choices," wrote Katherine R. Smith, general chair of the AAEA Awards Committee, in a letter notifying Vallinski of her award. "An ad hoc, expert reviewer substantiated their high marks. You clearly shine among the 2003 Ph.D. graduates in our profession."

Villinski will be honored at the AAEA's annual meeting, August 3 in Denver.

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