Essay Award for Young Economists Announced by WTO

Deadline: 1 June 2015
Open to: Applicants engaged in the completion of a PhD degree and interested in trade policy and international trade co-operation
Prizes: CHF 5,000, funding to attend meeting in Paris


The WTO launched on 4 February 2015 an invitation to young economists to submit papers for the 2015 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists. The Award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation among young economists and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.


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 defence. In the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to all authors.


The annual WTO Essay Award consists of 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), which is the largest conference specializing in international trade. The award ceremony will take place in September 2015 in Paris. The winning author(s) will receive funding to attend the meeting.

How to apply?

All submissions should be sent to Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:

  • the essay (The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation and can not exceed 15 000 words);
  • the CV of the author(s), specifying, current affiliation, the academic institution awarding the PhD, the year (or the expected year) of the PhD, the date of birth of the author(s).

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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