New Economic Talent 2018 Results Announced

4 June, 2018

The final round of the 4th New Economic Talent competition, organized by CERGE-EI for university students, took place on Friday, June 1, at CERGE-EI.

Three finalists presented their papers in front of the CERGE-EI evaluation committee (Gerard Roland, University of California, Berkeley and Randall Filer, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, who are both CERGE-EI visiting senior faculty, and Filip Matejka, an Associate Professor with tenure at CERGE-EI and a recipient of an ERC Starting Grant), who offered feedback and recommendations for the students' future research.

The winner, Sitong Ding from the London School of Economics, said: “I’m very humbled to be here and to share the paper amongst other candidates. This experience has been remarkable, we got the chance to get feedback from distinguished panelists, and more importantly to just discuss economics, which is something that we love, and really look at how we can do even better for the future.”

Our thanks go to all who took part in the competition this year, and special congratulations to the finalists on their excellent work.

First place:

Sitong Ding, London School of Economics
Paper: Bounded Rationality in Rules of Price Adjustment and the Phillips Curve

Joint second place:

Sebastian Beug, Humboldt University of Berlin
Paper: Federal Governments and the German Economy – An Empiric Exploration

Kyung Woong Koh, Yonsei University
Paper: Snowballs and Dominoes: Towards a General Theory of Democratization Waves

Pictures from the event can be viewed on Flickr.