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Excellence Awards in Global Economic Affairs

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

The aim of the Excellence Award since 2007 is to build a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs. These researchers are to be given intellectual, financial, and administrative support – based on the Kiel Institute’s generous resources – to pursue focused programs of research in designated areas. Economists until the age of 35 (or alternatively within 7 years after the Ph.D graduation) are invited to apply for this award by submitting up to three published or unpublished papers in the area of global economic affairs. Members of the jury, associated with the Kiel Institute, will select the prize winners. The prize winners will be granted the “Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs” at a ceremony at the Kiel Institute.

Young Economists are invited to apply for this award by submitting up to three published or unpublished papers in the field of global economic affairs, and specifically pertaining to the following areas: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
Excellence Award winners Mathieu Couttenier (Universität Genf), Ferdinand Rauch (University of Oxford), Felix Tintelnot (Chicago University) with Dennis J. Snower (left to right). Award winner Matteo Maggiori (Harvard University) is missing on the picture.

Excellence Award winners Mathieu Couttenier (Universität Genf), Ferdinand Rauch (University of Oxford), Felix Tintelnot (Chicago University) with Dennis J. Snower (left to right). Award winner Matteo Maggiori (Harvard University) is missing on the picture.

Call for Application

Papers should be submitted as email attachment to E-Mail Address protected. Please enable Javascript. together with a CV that includes the birth date. The submission deadline is Nov. 26, 2018.

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


*Staff members of the Kiel Institute and of the sponsoring organizations are not eligible for the fellowship.

Research Fellowships

  • "Horst Siebert Fellowship"
  • "Porsche Fellowship"
  • "Landeshauptstadt Kiel Fellowship"
  • “Theodor Wille and Heinrich-Diederichsen `fair trade´ Fellowship" (every 2 years)

The prize winners will receive a Research Fellowship at the Kiel Institute, entitling them to:

  • participation in the Institute’s research events (workshops, seminars, roundtables).
  • access to the Institute’s Virtual Research Communities,
  • unlimited access to the ZBW (the largest economics library in the world),
  • research interaction with the Kiel Institute’s researchers and visiting professors and fellows,
  • research support and superb research facilities,
  • a research visit to the Institute, all expenses paid.