The College of Charleston School of BusinessCenter for Public Choice & Market Process (CPM) is proud to announce the 2015-2016 class of Market Process Scholars. They include:

  • David Ahnen, junior, political science and economics
  • Katherine Lawson, junior, economics and business administration
  • Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Ward, sophomore, economics and mathematics with a focus in actuarial studies, minor in psychology

This is the second class of Market Process Scholars who are recognized for their exceptional academic records and interest in economic, political, and moral foundations of a free society.

These three students represent the goals of the CPM through their commitment to a well-rounded, liberal arts approach to learning about economics. The new students join the existing cohort of three Market Process Scholars Schylar Brock (senior, economics and math), Mary Frances “Frankie” Zeager (senior, economics), and Elizabeth Mandell (junior, economics).

The Market Process Scholars program was established in 2014 to recognize and develop talented students. The program provides a unique undergraduate multi-year experience that helps students to better understand economics in a free society, to hone research skills and develop practical business knowledge. By working with the scholars over three years, the program prepares them for graduate school or the fields of non-profit policy or business.

As part of the Center for Public Choice & Market Process, the Market Process Scholars program advances the understanding of the economic, political, and moral foundations of a free society. The Market Process Scholars participate in a variety of activities including tours of regional organizations, economic roundtable discussions, economics book colloquiums, brownbag policy discussions, and business etiquette training. Each scholar is paired with a faculty member who serves as his or her mentor.