Call for Papers: WTO New Trade Economist Thematic Award 2021

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) invites trade experts at universities in developing countries to submit case studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and trade policy.

The World Trade Organization (WTO)  is launching the new Trade Economist Thematic Award in response to the urgent need to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected trade and supply chains.

Submitted papers are expected to provide important information on how countries’ trade policy and responses are dealing with disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

The case studies must address one of the following themes:

  • trade policy and trade effects of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized enterprises, women and rural areas.
  • trade policy responses to COVID-19, their design and effectiveness
  • the impact of measures adopted during the pandemic on goods and services trade.
  • A total prize of CHF 5,000 will be awarded to the winning paper
  • The winning paper will be published in the WTO Working Paper series.
  • Also, the author(s) of selected papers will stand a chance to present their papers at a World Trade Organization webinar.

The academic institution awarding the degree must be located in developing countries that are WTO members or observers.

Trade experts at universities in developing countries may submit papers.

The author(s) of the paper must have a PhD/Master’s degree.

Submission Process

Submitted papers  should include as separate attachments in PDF format:

  • the paper,
  • the CV of the author(s), specifying current affiliation(s), and
  • the academic institution awarding the degree.
Submissions should be sent to
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020.

For more information, visit the official site.