New Economic Talent 2016 - Finalists Selected

1 August, 2016

107 papers from 48 countries were submitted to the first round of this year’s New Economic Talent competition. Of these, 89 papers from 30 countries were admitted to the first round.

The Evaluation Committee has selected the 12 top papers and from them the top 5 entrants, who will present their papers during the final round in Prague in November 2016.

The New Economic Talent 2016 Finalists

Zsofia Komuves, Central European University
Paper: The Effect of Incarceration on Labor Market Outcomes in Hungary

Levente Lippenszky, Eötvös Loránd University
Paper: Inflation Dynamics in New Keynesian Models with Cost Channel

Michal Šoltés, Charles University, Institute of Economic Studies
Paper: Optimal Unemployment Insurance, Distance to Frontier, and Endogenous Growth Model

Barna Elek Szabó, Central European University
Paper: Short-term Trading and Informational Cascades in Financial Markets

Ondřej Tobek, University of Cambridge
Paper: In Search of Ultimate Low Frequency Liquidity Proxy

Congratulations and good luck to all five finalists. We look forward to meeting you in Prague!

The Best Bachelor Paper

The Evaluation Committee also would like to congratulate
Azizbek Tokhirov, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Paper: Remittances and Expenditure Behavior of the Household Members Left Behind: Evidence from Tajikistan

Azizbek submitted the best bachelor paper in this year’s competition and even though his paper is not among the finalists, he deserves special recognition for his work. Well done, Azizbek!

See a complete list of top 12 papers.

While waiting for news from the final round, you can read our interview with Salim Turdaliev, a NET 2014 finalist, to get an idea what the final round is about and what is it like to study at CERGE-EI.