UC Denver student wins first Zinke Award for economics paper

By Staff


A University of Colorado Denver graduate student recently won the first George W. Zinke Award in Economics and the award's accompanying $10,000 prize.

John D. Singleton, who recently completed his first year in the UC Denver economics master's degree program, won the award for his paper "Money is a Sterile Thing: Martin Luther on the Immorality of Usury Reconsidered."

Singleton was born and raised in Denver and earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science, with a minor in philosophy, from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. After completing his master's program he plans to pursue a doctorate in economics.

The award honors the best paper written on the history of economic thought at any of the CU campuses, and is aimed at encouraging students to develop a passion for the history of economic thought while advancing the field to foster social justice.

It also honors the memory of the late CU economics professor George W. Zinke, and is open to any advanced undergraduate or graduate student. Special consideration will be given to applicants who plan to continue studying economics, but students from other relevant disciplines such as history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology and law will be considered as well.

For more information about the Zinke Award, contact UC Denver Professor Steven G. Medema, chair of the Zinke Award Committee, in the Department of Economics, at 303-315-2032.