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  • Paper competition for PhD students
  • Call for papers
  • Submission deadline: 23 March 2021

11th ECB Conference on Forecasting Techniques — Macroeconomic forecasting in abnormal times

Paper competition for PhD students

In the context of the 11th ECB Conference on Forecasting Techniques, the ECB is organising a paper competition for PhD students in order to encourage research in the area of macroeconomic forecasting and to support students working in this field. This biennial conference provides a forum for new theoretical and applied work on forecasting. This year it will take place as an online event on 15 and 16 June 2021.

Who is eligible to participate?

Students of economics, econometrics, statistics or a related field who have a research interest in forecasting. Candidates should be nationals of a Member State of the European Union and enrolled in a PhD or master’s programme. Students who are currently employed by the ECB are ineligible, as are papers with an ECB co-author.

What can I win?

Competition winners will be invited to present their papers in a five-minute online presentation at the 11th ECB Conference on Forecasting Techniques as part of the “paper tasting” session. The professionally edited recording of the presentation will be published on the ECB conference website.

How will winners be selected?

Winners will be selected on the basis of the quality of their paper and its relevance to the theme of the conference.

How can I apply?

Please send your paper and CV (in PDF format) to conf‑ by 23 March 2021, indicating in the subject line of your email that your paper is a “submission for PhD student paper competition CFT11”. Winners will be notified by 15 April 2021.

More information

For more information about the conference, see the general call for papers.