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World Trade Organization Essay Award 2022 for Young Economists

World Trade Organization Essay Award 2022 for Young Economists

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Country: Netherlands
City: Groningen
Sep 08 - Sep 10, 2022
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The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2022 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation as well as to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

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  • 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 have equal division among the authors.
  • In addition, the winning paper will have an official announcement at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG), the largest conference specializing in international trade.
  • Moreover, 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 completing a Ph.D. degree
  • Also, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a Ph.D. defense. In the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to all authors.
  • In addition, essays cannot exceed 15,000 words.

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Submit the essay by 6 June 2022. The Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO Secretariat will shortlist eligible papers by 17 June 2022 and the selection panel will make a final decision by 15 July 2022. Only the author(s) of short-listed essays will be notified.


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

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All submissions should be sent to [email protected]. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:

  1. the essay
  2. the CV of the author(s), specifying:
    • current affiliation(s)
    • the academic institution awarding the Ph.D.
    • the year (or the expected year) of the Ph.D.
    • Also, the date of birth of the author(s).



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date08 September,2022 to 10 September,2022
Deadline06 June,2022
FieldEssay Competition
Open toPhD students or PhD holders
OrganizerWorld Trade Organization
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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