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02/06/2017 Competitions

WTO Essay Award for Young Economists


The World Trade Organisation has launched the 2017 Essay Award for Young Economists aiming at promoting 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.

Applicants must have 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 a co-authored paper, this requirement shall apply to all authors.
They will have to write an essay of maximum 15,000 words addressing the issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation.

The winner author will get a prize of CHF 5,000 and have the essay published in the WTO Working Paper Series.
In the case of a co-authored paper, the prize will be equally divided among the authors.
The winning author(s) will be invited to attend the award ceremony taking place at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG) in September 2017 in Florence, Italy.

Submissions should be sent to and must include the essay and the CV of the author as separate attachments in PDF format.

Deadline: 2 June 2017.

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