From 2021, the Baltic Economic Association organizes a competition for the best paper presented by a PhD student at the Baltic Economic Conference. The competition is open to any paper authored by PhD students (or who defended in the year of the Conference), irrespective of institutional affiliation or nationality. The rules of the competition are available here.
In 2021, Ilja Kantorovitch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), whose paper “Exuberant and Uninformed: How Financial Markets (Mis-)Allocate Capital During Booms” was awarded the first BEA PhD paper prize with a unanimous decision from the jury!
The jury was composed of three BEA members representing each of the three Baltic States: Linas Tarasonis (Vilnius University), Konstantins Benkovskis (SSER, Bank of Latvia), Gaygysyz Ashyrov (University of Tartu).