Jrnl of Applied Econometrics announces dissertation prize


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 12 June 2014

Nominations for the Dissertation Prize of the Journal of Applied Econometrics, launched in 2002, are now open. The Prize is available to Ph.D. students in economics writing a dissertation with a substantive empirical application. Students who are still working on their dissertation, or who complete their dissertation in the period September 2013–August 2014, qualify as suitable candidates.

The empirical application may be in any field, such as labour economics, monetary economics, empirical finance, business cycle, international trade, public economics, and applied topics in the field of microeconomics.

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Nominations must be submitted by 15 July 2014, and must include a draft dissertation chapter or other paper taken from the dissertation, and two covering letters: one from a faculty member with knowledge of the dissertation work, and one from the student. Nominations should be sent to by e-mail to econjae@usc.edu, or by mail to:

JAE Editorial Office
Department of Economics
University of Southern California, KAP
300 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0253

In the evaluation of nominations, the emphasis will be on the careful and rigorous application of econometric techniques and the appropriate interpretation of the results. The economic content of the nominated chapter or paper will be stressed. Clear expression and good use of English are important.

Successful applicants will be selected and notified by 30 September 2014 and will receive a prize of $2,500 each for research support. It is a condition of the prize that the Journal of Applied Econometrics is given first refusal to publish the dissertation supported by the award.

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