The Bernácer Prize is awarded annually to European economists under the age of 40, who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance.
The prize was established in 2001 to recognise the work of young economists from the European Union and to stimulate research on European macroeconomics and financial issues.
The prize includes a diploma and a cash award of €30,000.
The winner will be required to attend the award ceremony and, if requested, give a short speech as part of the ceremony proceedings.
Nominees should be economists who meet the following criteria:
- Be under 40 at the end of 2020.
- Have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Union.
Candidates failing to meet the above stated entry requirements will not be considered.
Nominations should be presented in English and include the following documents:
- Nominee's name, mailing address, telephone, e-mail, present occupation, title and working institution.
- Curriculum Vitae and other supporting documents which provide relevant information of the nominee.
- Name, telephone, e-mail, present occupational title and institution of the person submitting the nomination.
Nominations must be sent by e- mail, under the title The 2020 BERNACER Prize to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who may nominate
Universities, research institutions and all members of the economics' academic community may submit one or more nominations. Self nominations are accepted.
Length of candidacy
Nominees will be considered for three years.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nomination period of the 20th edition of the Bernacer Prize has been extended until 30 May 2021.
Nominations will be assess by an independent Selection Committee composed by recognized members of the academic community. The award will be granted to the nominee obtaining the majority vote of the Selection Committee.
Should two candidates receive the same number of votes, the Chairman of the Committee will cast the deciding vote.