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Kyungbo Han awarded Prix William Rappard for best Ph.D. thesis on Sustainability


At the 2023 Graduation Ceremony held on Thursday, 30 November, the Geneva School of Economics and Management presented the Prix William Rappard, which recognizes the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of sustainability.

The winner of the Prix William Rappard was Dr. Kyungbo Han for his thesis: Three Essays on Environmental and Development Economics. As part of his thesis, he set out to determine how developing countries can resist climate change and what the consequences of environmental policies are. He received his Doctorate in Economics on 19 June 2023.

The Prix William Rappard award was established in memory of Professor William Rappard, a Swiss academic and diplomat, who was a professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva and was appointed rector of the same University in 1926. Prof. Rappard was highly influential in headquartering the League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations) in Geneva.

The award was open to all Ph.D. students who had defended their thesis during the 2022-2023 academic year. The jury was chaired by Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Professor Salvatore Di Falco, and consisted of the directors of the GSEM Doctoral programs.

Click here to watch the 2023 Graduation Ceremony.

December 12, 2023
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