Deadline: June 1, 2016 | Apply here
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Prize: CHF 5,000 and publication of the paper in the WTO Working Paper Series
Eligibility: Applicants must have or be engaged in the completion of a PhD degree and, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a PhD defence
Location: World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
WTO Essay Award for Young Economists 2016
The World Trade Organisation has launched the WTO Essay Award for Young Economists 2016 aiming at promoting high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation among young economists and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.
The annual WTO Essay Award for Young Economists consists of a prize of CHF 5,000 to the author(s) of the winning essay and have their essays published in the WTO Working Paper Series.
In the case of a co-authored paper, the prize will be equally divided among the authors. The winning paper will be officially announced at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG), which is the largest conference specializing in international trade. The award ceremony will take place in September 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The winning author(s) will receive funding to attend the meeting.
The Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO Secretariat will shortlist eligible papers by 15 June 2016 and the Selection Panel will take a final decision by 15 July 2016. Only the author(s) of short-listed essays will be notified.
The Panel that is responsible for the selection of the winning paper comprises:
- Professor Avinash Dixit (Princeton University)
- Professor Robert Steiger (Dartmouth College)
- Professor Alberto Trejos (INCAE Business School).
Dr Robert Koopman (Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO Secretariat) is ex officio member of the Panel. Dr Roberta Piermartini (Counsellor, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO) coordinates the work of the Selection Panel.
The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation. The author(s) of the paper must possess or be engaged in the completion of a PhD degree and, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a PhD defence. In the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to all authors. In addition, to be considered for the Award, essays cannot exceed 15,000 words.
All submissions for the WTO Essay Award for Young Economists should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:
1. the essay
2. the CV of the author(s), specifying (i) current affiliation(s), (ii) the academic institution awarding the PhD, (iii) the year (or the expected year) of the PhD, (iv) the date of birth of the author(s).