David A. Wells Prize in Economics
The David A. Wells Prize in economics of $500 for the current year has been awarded to M. T. Copeland p.'07, Ph.D. 1910, now instructor of economics in New York University. His essay is entitled "The Cotton Manufacturing Industry in the United States," and will be printed in the series of economic studies published by the department of Economics. Dr. Copeland was at one time instructor at Harvard, and also served as an assistant in Economics 6. The judges in this year's contest were Professor A. A. Young, Washington University, St. Louis; Hon. F. J. Swayze '79, Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and Professor George R. Wicker, of Dartmouth College.
The Daivd A. Wells Prize was founded by a distinguished economist, whose name it bears; and the fund which he established provides not only for the payment of this prize (the largest pecuniary prize offered in the University), but also for the publication of the essay. The prize is offered for the best thesis embodying the results of original investigation, upon some subject in the field of economics.