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  • Paper competition for PhD students
  • Call for papers
  • Submission deadline: 10 March 2023

12th ECB Conference on Forecasting Techniques

Forecasting “at Risk”

Frankfurt am Main, 12 and 13 June 2023

Paper competition for PhD students

In the context of the 12th 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 the conference will take place at the ECB in Frankfurt am Main on 12 and 13 June 2023.

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 at the poster session of the 12th ECB Conference on Forecasting Techniques.

How will winners be selected?

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


Deadline for submission: Friday, 10 March 2023

How can I apply?

Please send your paper and CV (in PDF format) to by 10 March 2023, indicating in the subject line of your email that your paper is a “submission for PhD student paper competition CFT12”. Winners will be notified by 14 April 2023.

More information

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

Scientific committee

Marta Bańbura, Rogier Quaedvlieg, Gerhard Rünstler and Bernd Schwaab