New Economic Talent 2015

Deadline: 28 February 2015
Open to: Bachelor’s and Master’s students or graduates in any field 
 1,000 USD


The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) and the Nadace CERGE-EI foundation are announcing the New Economic Talent 2015 contest.

The competition invites university students to submit their papers in any sub-field of economics (such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, monetary policy, public finance, theoretical economics, econometrics, behavioral economics etc.)


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’.


The winner will receive 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).


In order to submit your paper you should:

  • 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.
  • Send the paper and its extended abstract to (Please try to limit its size to 3 MB).

The deadline is 28 February 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

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