Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

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The International Atlantic Economic Society is pleased to announce the Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014


To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, President, and Charles Calomiris, Vice-President of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual undergraduate paper competition in Savannah this October. The winner of the student competition will receive:


  • A $500 check;
  • A handsome commemorative plaque recognizing their accomplishment; and
  • Complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal.


To be considered for this competition, all entries must follow the guidelines below:

1.      The paper must conform to AEJ manuscript style instructions, be 10 – 20 pages in length including tables, and be submitted in MS Word format. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected. AEJ instructions can be found HERE.

2.      Submit the paper to and send a copy to by June 15 with the subject line: “Best Undergraduate Paper Competition – Last Name of Student”. Please send the paper in a Microsoft Word document. PDF files are NOT acceptable. Title page must include: (a) full name of student; (b) affiliation; (c) e-mail address; and (d) phone number.

3.      Include an e-mail from the Department Chair certifying: (a) that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate; (b) that the department will sponsor the student’s hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist; and (c) that the paper has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Regarding item 3 above, if the Department Chair is unable to sponsor student travel occurring after graduation, provide a separate letter from an alternative sponsor (Department Chair of the graduate program in which the student will be enrolled at the time of the conference or employer after graduation) specifying that the department or employer will sponsor the student’s hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist.

4.      Up to four finalists will be notified of their selection by August 15. Finalists will be required to make a formal presentation on Tuesday afternoon, October 14, at the Savannah conference. Conference fees for all finalists will be waived.

5.      Finalists will be judged on both presentation and content. A panel of judges will announce the winning paper after the presentations.