The Department of Economics is honored to announce the Lloyd Orr Dissertation Fellowship, which is named after Lloyd Orr, a long-time faculty member in the department. He created this award before he passed, and it was awarded for the first time at our April 2022 annual awards reception. Ph.D. students Kelin Lu, Hee Soo Kim, and Chao Wang were the inaugural recipients of this graduate fellowship.
New Graduate Fellowship
Our colleague and friend Lloyd Orr came to IU in 1960 as a Lecturer and became Assistant Professor of Economics in 1964 upon completion of his doctorate at Northwestern University. In addition to his successful career in economic research on policy issues and how they affect incentives, including policies related to welfare incentives, Lloyd also had a keen interest in environmental issues related to sustainable economic development. His research interests had a close connection to the courses he taught, with a clear focus on public sector economics. In addition to serving as Department Chair, 1985-1988, Lloyd served as Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for budget from 1970-1973.
Beyond his academic career, Lloyd had many interests across a wide range of activities which included playing his trombone in numerous settings such as the Bloomington Community Band, flying airplanes with his close friend and colleague Scott Gordon, skiing with family, and motorcycle riding. He clearly had a heart and mind for adventure. Lloyd was also known as a strong advocate for social justice, including active involvement in various programs to assist those in need.