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Graduate Student Paper Award

The Bank of Canada Graduate Student Paper Award is to be conferred annually at the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) Conference. The purpose of this award is to promote high-quality research in the subject areas relevant for the Bank of Canada's mandate.

The award is open to graduate (PhD) students from a Canadian university or Canadian/Permanent Resident graduate (PhD) students at a foreign university who submit their paper to the Annual CEA Conference. To be eligible, applicants must be graduate students or have completed their PhDs no more than one year prior to the CEA's conference. The paper should be either sole-authored or co-authored with other graduate students.

For more information please visit the web site for the Bank of Canada Research Paper Awards.

Prize Winners



Pierluca Pannella (University of British Columbia): “Credit Bubbles and Misallocation”.




Li, Bingjing (University of British Columbia): “Export Expansion, Skill Acquisition and Industry Specialization: Evidence from China

Honourable Mention:

Becerra, Oscar (University of British Columbia): &ldquo:Pension Incentives and Formal-Sector Labor Supply: Evidence from Colombia




Hugo Jales (UBC) - "Estimating the Effects of Minimum Wage in a Developing Country: A Density Discontinuity Design Approach."

Honourable mentions:

Chad Kendall (UBC) - "Rational and Heuristic Trading Panics in an Experimental Asset Market "  

Derek Messacar (U. of Toronto) - "The Crowd-Out Effects and Welfare Implications of Retirement Savings Nudges."




Jonathan Hoddenbagh (Boston College)  "The financial accelerator and the optimal state-dependent contract", Review of Economic Dynamics 24, March 2017, pp. 43-65.

Honourable mention:

Edouard Djeutem (Simon Fraser University) - "Model uncertainty and the Forward Premium Puzzle."


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