The Young Economist Researcher Prize was created in 2008 to honour researchers in economics (holders of a PhD for less than 5 years). It consists of a fellowship of EUR 2 000 and the funding of partial release of teaching time (40 hours per year for two years). The prize is awarded on the basis of an assessment by a scientific committee.
The ceremony was preceded by a non-technical workshop during which three winning papers were presented: Alexandru Minea (Université d’Auvergne, prix 2008) “Threshold effects in monetary and fiscal policies”. Pamina Koenig (Université de Rouen AND PSE, prix 2008). “Agglomeration and the Export Decisions of French Firms”. Aurélien Eyquem (ENS LSH Lyon prix 2009). “Will US external imbalances lead to asymmetry within EMU?”. These papers were discussed by Jean Imbs, professor at the Paris School of Economics and led to a discussion on macroeconomic adjustment within EMU.
The winners were: 2008 prize: Nicolas Jacquemet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne & École d’Économie de Paris) ; Pamina Koenig (Université de Rouen and Paris school of Economics); Alexandru Minéa (Université d’Auvergne); 2009 prize: Aurélien Eyquem (École Normale Supérieure LSH Lyon) ; Jérôme Héricourt (Université de Lille 1); Jérôme Mathis (Université de Paris 8 and École d’Économie de Toulouse); 2010 prize: Nicolas Coeurdacier (Sciences Po Paris) ; Camille Cornand (BETA - Université de Strasbourg); Christophe Boucher (Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and ABN AMRO).