2022 World Trade Organization (WTO) Essay Award for Young Economists

Deadline: June 6, 2022.

The WTO established the annual WTO Essay Award for Young Economists in 2009. The award, which carries a prize of CHF 5,000, aims to promote high-quality economic research on the WTO and WTO-related issues and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.


  1. The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation.
  2. The author(s) of the paper must possess or be engaged in the completion of a PhD degree and, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a PhD defence.
  3. In the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to all authors.
  4. In addition, to be considered for the Award, essays cannot exceed 15,000 words.


  1. The annual WTO Essay Award provides a prize of CHF 5,000 to the author(s) of the winning essay.
  2. In the case of a co-authored paper, the prize will be equally divided among the authors.
  3. The winning paper will be officially announced at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG), the largest conference specializing in international trade.
  4. The award ceremony will take place on 8-10 September 2022 at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.
  5. The winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.


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