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WTO Essay Award for Young Economists 2019 (Prize of CHF 5,000)

WTO Essay Award for Young Economists 2019 (Prize of CHF 5,000)

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WTO Essay Award for Young Economists 2019 is calling for applications. The WTO has called for young economists to submit papers for the 2019 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and also, to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

Award Benefits

  • 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), which is the largest conference specializing in international trade. The award ceremony will take place in September 2019 in Bern, Switzerland. Above all, the winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.
  • Furthermore, the winning essay will be published in the WTO Working Paper Series.


  • The paper must address issues related to trade policy as well as international trade co-operation.
  • The author(s) of the paper must possess or be in the completion of a PhD degree and, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a PhD defense. Besides, in the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to all authors.
  • In addition, to get considerations for the award, essays cannot exceed 15,000 words.

Submitting your Essay

Applicants need to submit all submissions to [email protected]. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:

1. the essay
2. 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).

You must submit the essays by 31 May 2019.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 May,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerWorld Trade Organization (WTO)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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