New Prize Announced for Public Economics Papers

Thursday, March 3, 2022


CEPR & UniCredit Prize for
Best CEPR Discussion Papers in Public Economics


CEPR, in partnership with the UniCredit Foundation, is delighted to announce the creation of a new prize awarded for the best CEPR Discussion Paper in Public Economics submitted by young researchers.  


CEPR has been at the forefront of disseminating policy-relevant research on the European public debate for nearly 40 years. In particular, through its public economics programme, CEPR produces top quality research on topics ranging from political economy to optimal taxation and inequality. A significant fraction of this research is produced by young economists. The objective of this prize is to showcase and increase the visibility of the important research in public finance and political economy done by younger scholars who are members of the CEPR network of excellence in public economics.  

The Prize 

The prize will reward the two best Discussion Papers in Public Economics submitted by CEPR-affiliated researchers to the CEPR Discussion Paper series (the largest European working paper series in economics) by researchers who have completed their PhD within eight years at the time of submission. Co-authored papers are eligible if all authors are within eight years of their PhD. The selection will be carried out by a dedicated jury of four senior public economists from the CEPR network. 

The two papers selected for the prize will each receive an award of €1,500 (to be divided between co-authors for co-authored papers). The awards are funded by the UNICREDIT foundation. 

There will be an award ceremony to honour the prize recipients, which will take place at a date and venue which will be confirmed at a later date.  

Submission Deadline 

To be considered for the 2022 Prize papers must be submitted to the CEPR Discussion Paper series by Friday 29 April 2022

We are very much looking forward to receiving your papers
and to seeing you at the inaugural prize ceremony