There are four types of prize awarded each year in connection with The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal:
Awarded to the best paper published in the Economic Journal in a given year as selected by the RES President, a representative of the Economic Journal Editorial Board and one invited judge from the RES Council.
Awarded to the best paper published in the Economic Journal in a given year by an author (or multiple authors) who is within 5 years of receiving his or her (or their) PhD as selected by the Editors of the Economic Journal.
Up to 10 prizes awarded each year for referees judged by the Editors to have made an outstanding contribution in this capacity.
Awarded for the best (unsolicited) article published in The Econometrics Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate.
The Young Economist Essay competition
Up to £3000 of prize money is awarded annually to the winners of this essay competition on topical issues in economics. Entry is limited to those studying A levels or the International Baccalaureate educational programmes.
STIGLITZ ESSAY PRIZE
The International Economic Association (IEA) is happy to announce the first Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honour of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz. This prize is possible thanks to the generous donation that the Economic Society of Australia pledged to the IEA. The prize is open to any student in full time study. The essay can be up to 5,000 words. View full details on essay topics and how to apply here (separate pdf)
Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He was the President of the International Economic Association from 2011 to 2014.
The winner of the Stiglitz Essay Prize will be announced in early 2016, with the prize presentation to be made in a ceremony at the next IEA World Congress in 2017. The winner of the Stiglitz Essay Prize will win 1,000 USD, and the runner(s)-up will receive 500 USD. The winning essay and runner(s) up will be published on the IEA web site.
The prize is open to any student in full time study. The essay can be up to 5,000 words on one of the subjects below. There will be a pre-selection process in charge of a team of school judges selected by the IEA. The short-listed essays will go to the judges: Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University and IEA past President), Timothy Besley (London School of Economics and IEA President) and Kaushik Basu (World Bank and IEA President Elect).
The deadline for submitting essays is Tuesday 1 September 2015 at 2359 hours (GMT).