Young Economist Prize

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance at King’s Business School is proud to announce the Young Economist Prize as part of its forthcoming annual Conference on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July 2022 at King’s College London.

The Young Economist prize will be awarded to the best paper submitted on the conference topic ‘The Role of Central Banks in a Transforming World’. It is open to PhD students of all nationalities who are currently enrolled on a programme in economics or finance (or a related field). The winning paper will be awarded a £5,000 prize.

Shortlisted applicants (finalists) will be invited to:

  1. Present their papers at a PhD student-focused event in London on Monday 4 July 2022.
  2. Attend the Conference on 5 & 6 July 2022. The prize winners will be announced during the Conference on Tuesday 5 July 2022.
  3. The conference Gala Dinner on Wednesday 6 July 2022, that provides an opportunity to network with distinguished academics and central bankers.

**The Centre will cover expenses for travel and accommodation (including flights) to allow shortlisted applicants from across the globe to attend these events.

The Selection Committee for awarding the Young Economist Prize comprises: Prof Franck Portier (University College London), Dr Misa Tanaka (Bank of England) and Prof Martin Weale (King’s College London).

Application Entry Criteria

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled on a PhD programme in economics or finance (or related field). In the case of co-authored papers, all co-authors must have completed their PhD no more than five years ago.
  2. Applicants must include a short non-technical summary with their paper explaining how their research links to the conference theme of ‘The Role of Central Banks in a Transforming World’.
  3. Please note: while we would like for finalists to attend the Conference in person, please do not hesitate to apply should this not be possible, as we can make alternative arrangements for online engagement.

Please click here for terms and conditions.

To apply, please submit your paper by Sunday 24 April 2022, via the link below.


Read about 2021’s Young Economist Prize finalists.