2015 “New Economic Talent”, CERGE-EI International Student Competition for University Students ( $1,000 USD Prize)

Application Deadline: 28 February 2015

Whom: The Competition is open to current Bachelor’s and Master’s students (full-time or part-time) and Recent Graduates

The Competition is open to current Bachelor’s and Master’s students (full-time or part-time) or
Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates (up to two years from graduation) in any field, who are interested in contemporary economic issues and wish to understand better the forces and processes that ‘shape the world’.

Worth: Win $1,000 USD and tickets to CERGE-EI special events.

The Competition is open to current Bachelor’s and Master’s students (full-time or part-time) or
Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates (up to two years from graduation) in any field, who are interested in contemporary economic issues and wish to understand better the forces and processes that ‘shape the world’.

Have you recently written an interesting paper in any area of economics? Do you (or did you) study math, physics or engineering, but your work has implications for economics? Submit your paper to our competition and present your ideas. Win $1,000 USD and tickets to CERGE-EI special events. Get feedback from leading economic scholars and gain ideas and contacts for your future research.

In its second annual New Economic Talent Competition, the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) and the Nadace CERGE-EI foundation invite university students to submit their papers.

Participation: international

Topics: any sub-field of economics (such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, monetary policy, public finance, theoretical economics, econometrics, behavioral economics etc.)

Language: English

Deadline for submission: 28 February, 2015

Number of rounds: 2

First round: electronic submission of a completed paper (10 to 50 pages; 18,000-90,000 characters including spaces) and an extended abstract (1-2 pages; 1,800-3,600 characters including spaces)

First-round results: within 3 weeks after the deadline

Second round: presentation at CERGE-EI, Prague (up to 5 finalists), early April

Criteria of evaluation: originality, substance, analytical nature, clarity of writing

Prize: 1,000 USD and access to an international network of top economists (through attendance at events such as the Global Development Network conference, the Distinguished Speaker Series or the Graduation Gala).

How to Submit Your Paper:

  • Prepare the documents.
    – Format: please submit MS Word or similar text editor files only (not PDFs).
    – Length of the paper must be between 10 and 50 pages (18,000-90,000 characters including spaces) in total, including the text body, footnotes, charts, graphs, and bibliography (charts or graphs included as images count as 900 characters). The length of the abstract must be between 1 and 2 pages (1,800 and 3,600 characters including spaces). The extended abstract does not count toward the page limit of the paper. All texts must be written in English and should not include your personal and contact details.
  • Submit our online registration form.
  • Send the paper and its extended abstract to talent@cerge-ei.cz. Please try to limit its size to 3 MB.

Register Now for the 2015 New Economic Talent International Student Competition

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Economic Talent 2015 International Student Competition

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