GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014

The GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest is being held in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the theme of the future of development assistance. The contest invites fresh thinking related to the future of aid that can inform the ongoing discourse on development assistance and to make this thinking available to policymakers and key stakeholders.

Essays of up to 5000 words are being invited in English, French or Spanish. The essays must explore innovative ways of making aid more effective and to shape the development assistance system of the future. Up to 20 winning entries will receive up to USD 20,000 each and some of the winning essays will be promoted by GDN and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The closing date is 15 September, 2014.

Detailed information on the contest, the theme and on how to apply is available on www.gdn.int/nexthorizons.

Olga Radzyner Award 2014

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank has a long tradition of supporting science and academic research. In this spirit, the OeNB introduced the Olga Radzyner Award, which is bestowed on excellent young economists from Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe and which commemorates Olga Radzyner, former Head of the OeNB’s Foreign Research Division. This year, the award is to be conferred for the 15th time at the Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI), which will take place in Vienna from November 24 to 25, 2014, and will focus on “The Rebalancing Challenge in Europe – Perspectives for CESEE.”

The submitted work should be in the form of a working paper or a scientific article and should focus on European economic integration. Four applicants younger than 35 are to receive a single payment of EUR 3,000 each.

For more details please follow the OeNB link.

wiiw job opening: international economics

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) is looking for an economist with a concentration on international economics.
For more information please follow wiiw's link.

wiiw GDN-SEE Research Competition 2014 Extended Deadline

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), with financial support from the Global Development Network (GDN), the Austrian Ministry of Finance and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), announces a research competition within the framework of the wiiw Global Development Network Southeast Europe (wiiw GDN-SEE) research project.
For the Call for Proposals, please download the .doc file.

The deadline has been extended to 31 August 2014.

wiiw GDN-SEE Announces Research Competition 2014

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), with financial support from the Global Development Network (GDN), the Austrian Ministry of Finance and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), announces a research competition within the framework of the wiiw Global Development Network Southeast Europe (wiiw GDN-SEE) research project.
For the Call for Proposals, please download the .doc file.