Essay Competition for Young Economists with CHF 5,000 cash prizes

2022 Essay Competition for Young Economists with CHF 5,000 cash prizes

Essay Competition for Young Economists aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community. 

Essay Competition for Young Economists 2022 Details

The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade cooperation. 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 defense.

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.

Who can enter the competition?

Applicant must possess or be engaged in the completion of a PhD degree.

Essay Competition Entry fee

The essay competition is free to enter.

Essay Competition for Young Economists 2022 Prizes

The annual WTO Essay Award provides a prize of CHF 5,000 to the author(s) of the winning essay. 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), the largest conference specializing in international trade.

The award ceremony will take place on 8-10 September 2022 at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. The winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.

Essay Competition Application Guide

All submissions should be sent to essay.award@wto.org. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:

  • The essay
  • 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).

Essay application Deadline

The deadline for essay submissions is 6 June 2022.

The Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO Secretariat will shortlist eligible papers by 17 June 2022 and the selection panel will take a final decision by 15 July 2022. Only the author(s) of short-listed essays will be notified.

Competition Website

You can check the essay competition website following this link.

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