BEC PhD paper award

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 2023, Julius Ilciukas (University of Amsterdam) was awarded the BEA PhD paper prize for the paper “Fertility and Parental Retirement” with a unanimous decision from the jury.

The jury was composed of three BEA members representing each of the three Baltic States: Aurelija Proškutė (Lietuvos bankas), Konstantins Benkovskis (SSER, Bank of Latvia), Karsten Staehr (TalTech / Eesti Pank).

Previous awards:

2022: Triinu Tapver (TalTech) for the paper Luck and skill in the performance of global equity funds in Central and Eastern Europe”

2021: Ilja Kantorovitch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) for the paper “Exuberant and Uninformed: How Financial Markets (Mis-)Allocate Capital During Booms”