World Trade Organization Essay Award for young economists, send entries by June 8


The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has invited entries from young economists to submit papers for the 2020 WTO Essay Award.

The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

The award, which carries a prize of CHF 5,000 (Swiss Franc), aims to promote high-quality economic research on the WTO and WTO-related issues and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

Eligibility: The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation. 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.

Essays must be submitted by 8th June 2020.

An Academic Selection Panel is responsible for the selection of the winning paper. The Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO Secretariat will shortlist eligible papers by 24 June 2020 and the selection panel will take a final decision by 24 July 2020. Only the author(s) of short-listed essays will be notified.

The winning paper will be officially announced at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group, which is the largest conference specializing in international trade.

The award ceremony will take place during 10-12 September 2020 in Ghent, Belgium. The winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.

The winning essay will be published in the WTO Working Paper Series. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to endeavour to secure publication of the contribution in a journal.

All submissions should be sent to essay.award@wto.org. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format (a) the essay (b) 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).

For details, visit https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/stud_17feb20_e.htm

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