EACES Doctoral Award

EACES Doctoral Award 2024

The best doctoral dissertation in comparative economic systems

The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) invites proposals for the EACES Award 2024 for the best doctoral dissertation in the fields of comparative economics defended in years 2022 and 2023. The winner will receive a prize of Euro 1500.

The award will be given to the work that in the opinion of the jury has the greatest potential to impact the field of comparative economic studies in the future. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are appropriate. They may investigate any area covered by the research sponsored by EACES including comparative analysis of different economic systems and institutions and their evolution.

It is a condition of the award that the winner presents her or his work in the form of a short lecture to the plenary session of the 18th EACES conference to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 12-14 September 2024. (Travel costs are to be covered by the Euro 1500 award).


To be eligible for the EACES award 2024, the doctoral dissertation must have been accepted for the degree of PhD (or equivalent in continental Europe) between January 2022 and December 2023. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2024, and the winner will be notified no later than 31 May 2024.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to the address given below and include:

  • a CV in English;
  • an abstract in English of no more than 15 pages (1.5-spaced, incl. exhibits);
  • the full text of the dissertation in English.

Furthermore, applicants must arrange for a

  • nomination letter by one of the supervisors/examiners of the thesis.

The nomination letter must specify when and where the dissertation has been accepted and must be sent directly from the supervisor/examiner. It should also contain a substantial evaluation of the research.

Applications and nomination letters should be sent via e-mail as pdf document(s) to the EACES secretary, Norberto Pignatti (International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University – ISET and IZA); e-mail: n.pignatti@iset.ge

 Submission hints 

Applicants are asked to make sure that the abstract specifies:
(i) the theoretical or empirical literature to which the thesis is contributing;
(ii) the main contribution made;
(iii) details of the methodology and, if applicable, data set(s) employed;
(iv) the publications or status of submission of parts of the dissertation, if any;
(v) the person that has been asked to send the nomination letter mentioned above.