Budding Economist Receives Cash Award

Posted on 5 January 2012

Anthony Savagar receiving his award

The winner of this year’s University of Wales Gethyn Davies Prize is Anthony Savagar, a Ph.D student of Cardiff University.

Having achieved a first class BSc (hons) Economics degree in the summer of 2011, Anthony beat off stiff competition to receive the prize, worth £2000.

Upon winning the award, Anthony said:

“I am very proud to receive the Gethyn Davies prize; it is particularly rewarding given the high calibre of my course peers.

“I shall invest the prize money in developing my website and furthering my computer programming qualifications.”

Anthony is currently undertaking a Ph.D in Economics at Cardiff University, made possible by a four-year Research Council scholarship.

His research interests lie in computational economics, particularly econometrics and macroeconomics.

In the future Anthony hopes to remain at University to work in research, or alternatively to assume a similar role in a policy institute. He has aspirations to eventually secure a role in politics.

Born and raised in Herefordshire, his interests include reading historical novels; writing about finance and the economy; studying the German language, and playing rugby.

The Gethyn Davies Prize is provided in memory of Professor Gethyn Davies from the income of a gift given by his wife and family.

The Prize is awarded annually, when sufficient merit is achieved, to a final year candidate for a degree in Economics, who in the opinion of an external examiner has attained the highest standard in Economics in the University examinations held at Cardiff University.


Application forms for the Scholarship can be obtained by visiting:


Or emailing awards@wales.ac.uk  

Notes to Editors:

The University of Wales has decided to merge with the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University. The unified institution will be merged under the 1828 Royal Charter of the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David. This is an historic decision and offers the transformed University the opportunity to continue to serve higher education both within a Welsh and international context. It is envisaged that the three institutions will have integrated by 1 August 2012.

For more information on The University of Wales please visit: www.wales.ac.uk  

For press and media information, please contact Communications Officer, Tomas Llewelyn Barrett t.barrett@wales.ac.uk  

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