New Economic Talent competition

27 January 2016

CERGE-EI invites university students and recent graduates to submit papers to the New Economic Talent competition. The competition is open to Bachelor's and Master's students in any field and graduates of 2015, who are interested in contemporary economic issues and wish to understand better the forces and processes that "shape the world".

  • 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: 15 March, 2016
  • Number of rounds: 2
  • First round: electronic submission of a completed paper (20 to 60 pages; 36,000-108,000 characters including spaces) and an extended abstract (1-2 pages; 1,800-3,600 characters including spaces)
  • First round results: within 5 weeks after the deadline
  • Second round: presentation at CERGE-EI, Prague (up to 5 finalists), 26 May, 2016
  • 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 Distinguished Speaker Series)

Further details, including details conditions can be found at

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