Best Undergraduate Paper Award

To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Barry Eichengreen, President and Ann Harrison, Vice President of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual Best Undergraduate Paper Award (BUPA) competition, October 2017. The IAES strives to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students worldwide. BUPA winners receive:

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




Picture (from left to right): Adam Brzezinski, Grace Elizabeth Finley, Rachel Philbin, and Ryan Zalla.

Congratulations to Adam Brzezinski of University of Warwick, United Kingdom, for taking first prize in our 2016 Best Undergraduate Paper competition for his paper entitled “Synergies in Labor Market Institutions: The Nonlinear Effect of Minimum Wages on Youth Employment”Look for his paper in the an upcoming issue of the Atlantic Economic Journal!

The three finalists were:

  • Grace Elizabeth Finley, Nongovernmental Organizations in Bangladesh: Platforms in a Two-Sided Market, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Rachel Philbin, People Following Goods: Are Refugee Flows Associated with International Trade?, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Ryan ZallaEconomic Policy Uncertainty in Ireland, Villanova University, U.S.A.

*Look for 800 word anthologies of their papers to also appear in a future issue of the AEJ *


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