September 16, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- Daniel Barbezat, a professor of economics at Amherst College, received the Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History at the 2004 annual meeting of the Economic History Association.

The award, established in memory of Jonathan Hughes, an outstanding scholar and committed teacher of economic history, was given to Barbezat after consideration of course materials, letters from current and former students, and letters from colleagues commenting on the quality of Barbezat's teaching, his development of curriculum, student mentoring and participation in student activities.

A member of the Amherst faculty since 1988, Barbezat received B.A. degree in economics and philosophy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign.