2019 IMF F&D Essay Competition for Graduate Students Worldwide

Deadline: January 31, 2019.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Finance & Development, the IMF’s quarterly print magazine and online editorial platform, publishes cutting-edge analysis and insight on the latest trends and research in international finance, economics, and development. The print edition is published quarterly in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, while the web edition is complemented with additional, online-only content. Finance & Development is written by both IMF staff and prominent international experts, and is read by leading policymakers, academics, economic practitioners, and other decision makers around the world.



Research has shown that excessive inequality harms economic growth and damages the social fabric by undermining trust and preventing people from reaching their full potential. How can inequality be tackled in the 21st century?




1. This competition is open to all graduate students worldwide

2. Those who have graduated from a master’s degree program or higher in 2018.



The winning essay will be published in a forthcoming edition of F&D magazine in six languages both in print and online–reaching leading policymakers, central bankers, academics, economic practitioners, development experts, journalists and other decision makers around the world.




1. The deadline to submit your English essay of 1500 words or less is January 31st, 2019.

2. Please submit your full name, graduate program, university affiliation, email address and essay to fanddcompetition@imf.org.




IMF F&D Contest



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