The Young Economist Prize is open to PhD students of all nationalities currently enrolled on a programme in economics or finance (or a related field). PhD Students were asked to submit a research paper on the theme of this year's Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance's Conference: Challenges facing Central Banks in the 2020s’.
The Selection Committee comprised: Silvana Tenreryo (Bank of England & London School of Economics), Dimitri Vayanos (London School of Economics) and Martin Weale (King’s College London).
Eight finalists were shortlisted for the award and were given the opportunity to present their research paper at the 2021 Conference as a pre-recorded presentation. The winners were announced by Professor Martin Weale during the Prize Giving Event on day two of the Conference. The 2021 competition attracted many high-quality submissions that impressed the selection panel. The winning paper received a £5000 cash prize, and the two runner-up papers were awarded a prize of £1000 each.
Young Economist Prize 2021 Winners