Kiel Institute Awards Prize for Excellent Research in Global Economic Affairs to Young Economists
Press Release of January 12, 2010
The Kiel Institute’s Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs 2010 goes to four outstanding young economists from universities in Finland, Germany and the United States. The winners of the award are Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth), Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago), Edward Miguel (University of California at Berkeley) and Sami Vähämaa (University of Vaasa.
The aim of the award is to build a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs. The Kiel Institute provides the award winners with the intellectual, financial, and administrative support to pursue focused programs of research in designated areas. The award includes a research visit to the Kiel Institute which is financed by several grants (the Horst Siebert Fellowship, the Porsche Fellowship, the Landeshauptstadt Kiel Fellowship, and the Kiel Institute Fellowship).
This year’s award winners have significantly contributed to expanding the knowledge base in global economic research. Hartmut Egger provided important new insights on the effects of globalisation on labour markets. Veronica Guerrieri has written excellent papers on monetary policy, growth and employment. Edward Miguel provided innovative studies in the field of economic development. And Sami Vähämaa has made himself a name through his work on exchange rates and financial markets.
The award ceremony will take place during Kiel Week 2010.
Prof. Dr. Harmen Lehment
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