Results of the New Economic Talent 2016 Student Competition: Congratulations to the Winners!

21 November, 2016

On Monday 21 November 2016, we saw the five finalists of the New Economic Talent 2016 student competition (Barna Elek Szabó, Central European University, Levente Lippenszky, Eötvös Loránd University, Ondřej Tobek, University of Cambridge, Michal Šoltés, Charles University, Institute of Economic Studies and Zsofia Komuves, Central European University) present their paper to the CERGE-EI evaluation committee. The finalist’s papers were selected from a possible 89 papers that came from 30 different countries. During the first stage, the evaluation committee selected the top 12 papers and the top 5 were invited to attend the final stage. During the final stage, the 5 finalists gave excellent presentations and the evaluation committee (Gerard Roland, University of California, Berkeley; Sergey Slobodyan, CERGE-EI; Andreas Menzel, CERGE-EI) offered feedback and recommendations for future research and awarded the winning places in 1st and joint 2nd place.  

Thank you to all that took part. We would like to congratulate all of the finalists on their excellent work, and special congratulations to the winners of the competition. Well done!

First place:

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

Joint second place:

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

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

Pictures from the event can be viewed on Flickr.