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12 January 2015

New Economic Talent 2015 Call

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 CERGE-EI 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 the 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.

The New Economic Talent 2015 contest is under the auspices of the US Embassy in Prague.

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 after graduation) in any field, who are interested in contemporary economic issues and wish to better understand 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: February 28, 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 the online registration form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dM2NcSe0JPKRcLwtCLJlu42-Y7k7b23rN2XohlYLWOs/viewform.
  • Send the paper and its extended abstract to talent@cerge-ei.cz.

Please try to limit its size to 3 MB.

Further details: please visit www.cerge-ei.cz/talent.