A memorial plaque is inscribed with the name of the winner, who receives a cash prize at the department's spring party in May.
About Ray Beaumont
Ray Beaumont entered the Ph.D. program in economics at UC Davis in 1982, and received his doctorate in September of 1988. Tragically, soon after graduation he was diagnosed with cancer, leading to his death weeks later, on October 25, 1988. Ray was a gifted student and scholar. His academic record was among the most distinguished in the history of the department. Ray was an accomplished econometrician and was selected to be the teaching assistant for two different graduate courses. Ray also was a leader in integrating the economics students into the department. He found the time to be the economics representative to the Graduate Student Association for two years. He was captain of countless intramural teams in many different sports and sponsored numerous social gatherings. In short, Ray was much more than just a valued colleague, he was a friend; someone who made the Department of Economics a better place.
The recipient of this memorial award should be someone who reflects the characteristics that Ray Beaumont exemplified. A Beaumont Award recipient is someone who cannot be defined by just one accomplishment or one area of expertise — someone who makes everyone feel fortunate to know as a friend and colleague