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Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs 2018


Economists until the age of 35 (born 1982 or later) are invited to apply for this award by submitting up to three published or unpublished papers in the field of global economic affairs, and specifically pertaining to the following areas:

  • International Trade and FDI
  • Knowledge Creation and Growth
  • Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development
  • Environmental Policy
  • Labour Market Policy
  • Monetary Policy
  • Global Macroeconomics and Global Governance
  • Behavioural Economics

Submission of a paper does not preclude publication in the standard outlets. Submitted papers may include coauthored papers.

The aim of the Excellence Award is to build a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs.

Submitted papers will be evaluated by a jury. The top contestants will be granted the "Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs" at a prize-giving ceremony at the Kiel Institute. In addition, they will receive a Research Fellowship at the Kiel Institute, entitling them to a research visit to the Institute, all expenses paid. Research Fellows will receive research support and the opportunity to participate in the Institute’s research projects and events.

There are four named Research Fellowships:

  • “Theodor Wille and Heinrich-Diederichsen Fellowship for Studies on Fairness in International Trade”
  • "Horst Siebert Fellowship"
  • "Porsche Fellowship"
  • "Landeshauptstadt Kiel Fellowship"

Further information is provided on the Excellence Award website. Staff members of the Kiel Institute and of the sponsoring organizations are not eligible for the fellowship. Papers should be submitted as email attachment to together with a CV that includes the birth date.

The submission deadline is Nov. 19, 2017.