The Bank of Canada Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Poster Presentations will Occur During the Toronto 2020 Annual Meetings of the CEA

The 2020 competition details are forthcoming.
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Past Award Winners:


Best Research Paper: "The Minimum Wage, Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Market for Alternative Credit" Ian Sapollnik (University of British Columbia)

Best Poster Presentation: "The Economist: Underrepresentation of Women in the Profession" Rida Aamer (University of Toronto)  


Best Research Paper: "Does corruption differentially impact the productivity of female-managed microenterprises? A study of Latin America and the Caribbean" Minnie Cui (University of Toronto) 

Best Presentation: "Short-Term Inflation Forecasting in Canada Using Machine Learning" Galen Wray (University of Waterloo)


Best Research Papers: “Spillovers in European Sovereign Bond Markets During the Financial Crisis”   Maria teNyenhuis (St. Francis Xavier), and “Rationalizing the Obscene: An Inquiry on Mexican Cartel Behaviour” Nelson Wong (University of British Columbia).

Best Presentations: “Who Wants to Find a Lover Online and Why? A Study of the Determinants of Online Dating Usage and the Effect of First-Time Meeting Venue on Relationship Outcomes ” Sibyl Wong (University of British Columbia), and “The Effect of Income Inequality and Other Socioeconomic Factors on Political Participation in Canadian Federal Elections “ Matthew Peters (St. Mary’s University)



Bank of Canada Graduate Student Paper Award:

The Bank of Canada Graduate Student Paper Award was conferred annually at the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) Conference from 2014 - 2017. The purpose of this award is to promote high-quality research in the subject areas relevant for the Bank of Canada's mandate. From 2018 onwards, this award is administered  uniquely by the Bank of Canada. For more information please visit the web site for the Bank of Canada Research Paper Awards


Past Graduate Student Paper Prize Winners

2017 Winner: 
Pierluca Pannella (University of British Columbia): “Credit Bubbles and Misallocation”.

2016 Winner:
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

2015 Winner:
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."

2014 Winner:
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."