Deadline: June 2, 2023
Applications are open for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Essay Award 2023. The aim of the award is to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.
The winner of the 2022 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists is Mathilde Muñoz of James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality at the University of California, Berkeley. Her paper, “Trading Non-Tradables: The Implications of Europe’s Job Posting Policy”, was ranked first by the Selection Panel.
- 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 14-16 September 2023 at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. The winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.
- 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.
Essays must be submitted by June 2, 2023. The Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO Secretariat will shortlist eligible papers by June 16, 2023 and the selection panel will take a final decision by July 7, 2023. Only the author(s) of short-listed essays will be notified.
All submissions should be sent to [email protected]. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:
- the essay
- the CV of the author(s), specifying current affiliation(s), 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, visit WTO Essay Award.