STIGLITZ ESSAY PRIZE
The International Economic Association (IEA) is happy to announce the first Stiglitz Essay Prize
(SEP) in honour of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel
Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He was the President of
the International Economic Association from 2011 to 2014.
The winner of the Stiglitz Essay Prize will be announced in early 2016, with the prize presentation to
be made in a ceremony at the next IEA World Congress in 2017. The winner of the Stiglitz Essay
Prize will win 1,000 USD, and the runner(s)-up will receive 500 USD. The winning essay and
runner(s) up will be published on the IEA web site.
Call for papers
The journal Ensayos sobre Política Económica (ESPE) of Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia) invites the submission of papers for possible publication in its twelfth special edition, which will focus on Unbalanced Growth, Structural Transformations, and Technology Diffusion. The guest editors for this number are María Teresa Ramírez Giraldo, senior researcher, and Carmiña Ofelia Vargas Riaño, researcher, both members of the Central Bank of Colombia.
Papers submitted for possible publication must be original and not being considered for publication elsewhere.
The deadline for submission of papers is June 30, 2015. Articles should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System at the following link: http://ees.elsevier.com/espe/.
For further information, please see the this file.
The Research Department (RES) of the Inter-American Development Bank seeks applications from recent university graduates for its highly selective Research Fellowship Program at IDB Headquarters in Washington, DC.
RAs work side by side with RES economists on their research, providing valuable support while gaining incomparable experience. Individuals chosen for the program should be well qualified to perform a wide range of research activities for RES staff, including preparing papers, reports, and presentations, compiling and using databases, and performing econometric and statistical analyses.
RAs at RES typically have prospects of engaging in doctoral-level studies. In the recent past, former RAs have continued their studies in the economics departments of top universities including, among others, MIT, University of Chicago, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, UCLA, Penn State University, Boston University and Duke University.
Those interested in the Research Fellowship Program should apply by April 5, 2015. Candidates must be available to start work between June 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015. A complete job description and detailed application procedures are available here.