World Trade Organization (WTO) Essay Award for Young Economists 2024

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Opportunity Description

The World Trade Organization (WTO) invites young economists to submit papers for the 2024 Essay Award, which aims to foster quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation and strengthen ties between the WTO and academia. The deadline for submissions is June 3, 2024.

The WTO Essay Award offers a CHF 5,000 prize to the winning essay author(s), split equally for co-authored papers. The announcement will be made at the European Trade Study Group’s annual meeting on September 12-14, 2024, at Athens University, Greece. The winning author will receive funding to attend the ceremony.

WTO oversees international trade regulations. Its primary goal is to maintain a smooth, predictable, and unhindered trade flow.

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Brief Details

  • Provided by: The World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Submission Deadline: 3 June 2024
  • Shortlisting Date: 17 June 2024
  • Announcing Date: 8 July 2024
  • Award Ceremony: 12-14 September 2024
  • Location: Athens University, Greece
  • Program Type: Award
  • Eligible Nations: International

Benefits and Prize

  • Prize: CHF 5,000 will be awarded to the winning essay author(s); in the case of co-authored papers, the prize will be split equally among the authors.
  • The winning paper will be announced at the ETSG annual meeting, and the winning author will be supported to attend the meeting.


Entrants and submissions should meet the following criteria:

  • The paper must address trade policy and international trade cooperation issues.
  • Author(s) must have or be completing a PhD degree.
  • If over 30 years old, author(s) must be within two years of PhD defense.
  • The requirement applies to all authors in co-authored papers.
  • Essays cannot exceed 15,000 words to be considered for the award.

Application Procedure

All entries should be forwarded to the following email address as separate PDF attachments:

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  • Include separate PDF attachments for:
    1. The essay
    2. Author(s) CV with:
      • Current affiliation(s)
      • Academic institution awarding the PhD
      • Year (or expected year) of the PhD
      • Date of birth of the author(s)
Submission Email: [email protected]


Refer to WTO’s website for more details about the WTO Essay Award.


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