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Young Economist Prize

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance at King’s Business School is awarding its Young Economist Prize as part of its forthcoming annual Conference on July 1st-2nd 2024 at King’s College London.

The Young Economist prize will be awarded to the best paper submitted on topics of relevance to Central Banks. Submissions are encouraged from students who are currently on the job market or expect to be so in 2024/25. The submissions should be single-authored.

The YEP prize submissions will close on March 17th 2024, with decisions being communicated by the 30th April 2024.

The first prize is £5000 and additional prizes of £2000 may be awarded to runners-up. In addition, finalists for the prize will be invited to the annual conference, with travel and accommodation covered by QCGBF.

Past winners and finalists have included:

  • Alessandro Lin (Bank of Italy)
  • Niklas Schmitz (PhD at University of Cambridge)
  • Diego Kaenzig (Northwestern)
  • Shohini Kundu (UCLA Anderson)
  • Ghassane Benmir (IE),
  • Hillary Stein (Boston Fed)
  • Rustam Jamilov (Oxford)
  • Julien Acalin (IMF)

2023 Shortlist

The winner of the 2023 QCGBF Young Economist Prize was announced at our fourth annual conference in July 2023.

Winner: Fernando Cirelli

Columbia University, SIPA
for ‘Bank-Dependent Households and The Unequal Costs of Inflation’

Giacomo Mangiante

for ‘Demographic Trends and the Transmission of Monetary Policy’

Ali Uppal

for ‘Can monetary policy support financial stability? Evidence from bank leverage’.

Yucheng Yang

for ‘Redistributive Inflation and Optimal Monetary Policy’