New Economic Talent Finalists Announced

18 April, 2018

For the fourth year in a row, the New Economic Talent competition finalists have been selected by the CERGE-EI Evaluation Committee. The following bachelor and master's students will present their papers at CERGE-EI in Prague on June 1 (listed in alphabetical order):

·         Sebastian Beug, Humboldt University of Berlin
Paper: Federal Governments and the German Economy – An Empiric Exploration

·         Sitong DingLondon School of Economics
Paper: Bounded Rationality in the Rules of Price Adjustment and the Phillips Curve

·         Kyung Woong KohYonsei University
Paper: Snowballs and Dominoes: Towards a General Theory of Democratization Waves

The papers were selected based their originality, substance, analytical nature, and clarity of writing (see the detailed Conditions). We are looking forward to meeting their authors soon, and introducing them to the extended CERGE-EI community, who will gather here for this year's Graduation Gala just a day after their presentations.

We would also like to congratulate the other students who made it to the final selection list (listed in alphabetical order):

Valeriia Chukaeva, Ural Federal University
Paper: Bankruptcy of Russian Enterprises:  Do Macroeconomic Factors Matter?

Donghyun Kang, Tilburg University
Paper: Stock Market Reaction to Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from the Netherlands

Stella Slučiaková, Comenius University in Bratislava
Paper: CGE Model of the Circular Economy of Slovakia

Baptiste Souillard, Université Paris Saclay
Paper: Investment Climate and Performance: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms

Azizbek Tokhirov, Université Clermont Auvergne
Paper: Poverty Effects of Remittances on the Left Behinds in Albania

Luther Yap, University of Cambridge
Paper: A Sequential Game-theoretic Approach to Student Learning Time

The New Economic Talent competition is open to current bachelor and master’s students (full-time or part-time) or bachelor and master’s graduates (up to one year after graduation) in any field, who are interested in contemporary economic issues and wish to better understand the forces and processes that ‘shape the world’. The next season will be launched in Fall 2018, please follow our web page for more details.