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World Trade Organizations(WTO) Announces 2022 Essay Award For Young Economists

Applications are currently ongoing for the World Trade Organizations (WTO) 2022 essay awards for young economists.

The essence of organising this yearly essay award is to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

The winning essay may be published in the WTO Working Paper Series. Author(s) of winning essays are hereby advised to take on the responsibility of ensuring that their contributions are published in a journal.


The annual WTO Essay Award provides a prize of CHF 5,000 to the author(s) of the winning essay. In the case of a co-authored paper, the prize will be equally divided among the authors. The winning paper will be officially announced at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG), the largest conference specializing in international trade. The award ceremony will take place on 8-10 September 2022 at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. The winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.


Selection of the winning paper will be done by an Academic Selection Panel.

The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade cooperation. The author(s) of the paper must possess or be engaged in the completion of a PhD degree and, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a PhD defense. In the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to all authors. In addition, to be considered for the award, essays cannot exceed 15,000 words.

All submissions should be sent to Submissions should be made as separate attachments in PDF format:

1. The essay
2. The CV of the author(s), specifying (i) current affiliation(s), (ii) the academic institution awarding the PhD, (iii) the year (or the expected year) of the PhD, (iv) the date of birth of the author(s).


Essays must be submitted by 6 June 2022.

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