The Bank of Canada Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Call for Papers
Canadian Economics Association - Bank of Canada
Undergraduate Research Poster Session

A poster session that showcases undergraduate student research will be held at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association. Current undergraduate students, or those who have graduated in the past year but have not yet begun their graduate studies, are encouraged to apply to participate. High-quality original research papers, in either French or English, focusing on any area of Economics will be considered.

A maximum of twelve students will be invited to present their research at the conference. The successful candidates will be expected to prepare a poster and be available to discuss it. Posters will be showcased during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, specifically from 10:30 to 11:00AM and from 3:30 to 4:00PM.

The Bank of Canada will cover the student conference registration fee of $150 for the presenters, CEA student membership, and a ticket to the CWEC or Purvis Lunch. This will entitle students to attend all conference sessions, as well as the evening receptions on May 31 and June 1.

Prizes for Best Poster and Most Original Research of $500CAD each will be awarded. Judges will be among the delegates viewing and assessing the posters.
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019.

Students selected for participation will be notified by Monday, May 6, 2019. Those interested in participating in this session should send an electronic copy of their paper, along with completed answers to the questionnaire below to the CEA office ( Please put “Undergraduate Poster Session” in the subject line.

Poster Size: Maximum 90cm x 120cm (3 ft. x 4ft). More information on the posters is available here:

Information on accommodation at the Banff Centre during the conference or in the Banff area can be found here Transportation information including discount codes for shuttle service from the Calgary airport can be found here  

Application to Participate in the
Canadian Economics Association - Bank of Canada
Undergraduate Research Poster Session

University and degree program, with expected or actual date of graduation:
Title of research paper:
Short summary of the research (maximum 500 words):
Name and contact information for research supervisor:

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, the 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."