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Graduate Student Paper Contest


The SCE congratulates the 2021 Finalists. Awards will be presented during the plenary session on Friday, June 18:


Quentin Batista, University of Tokyo/University of Chicago

"Approximate Dynamic Programming with Recursive Preferences"

will be presented in session A9


Matthias Rottner, European University Institute

"Financial Crises and Shadow Banks: A Quantitative Analysis"

will be presented in session G3


Ikuo Takei, University of Wisconsin Madison

"A Quantitative Model of Corporate Reputation Building in Debt Markets and Firm Dynamics"

will be presented in session D9



The Society for Computational Economics is pleased to announce its annual contest for outstanding graduate student papers. We are soliciting student papers with a strong computational component, in any branch of economics, finance, and decision making, for the award of the SCE 2021 Student Prize.


The recipient(s) of the student prize will receive a cash award and will be invited to the conference, according to the rules below:


1.  A paper is eligible for the prize if all of its authors are either students at the time of the conference or have completed their Ph.D. not earlier than November 1, 2020.

2.  Up to three finalists will be short-listed for the prize. The finalists will be invited to the conference and social events, with the conference registration fees waived. Their papers will be included in the conference program.

3.  Finalists must present their papers at the conference and attend the award ceremony. Not doing so eliminates them ipso facto.

4.  The student prize will be awarded to zero, one, two or three finalists:

one winner: 1500 euros
two winners: 1250 euros each
three winners: 1000 euros each

5.  The other finalists will each receive a certificate honoring their work and 750 euros.

6.  Prizes are per paper, and will be split equally between co-authors.

7.  All finalists agree to have their picture taken and used for publicity, if any, for future awards. Mention must be made of the student prize in any publication directly related to the paper they submitted.


Deadlines and contest entry procedures:


Papers and proof of eligibility must be submitted before February 28, 2021, by email to: ch.deissenberg@gmail.com with cc: to cef2021@simplemeetings.com together with a 1/2 to 1-page supporting document explaining the paper's contribution to computational economics (e.g. methodological advance, exceptionally taxing computations, innovative use of existing software, ...).


The subject line of the email MUST be "CEF 2021 Student Contest". The paper and supporting document MUST be in .PDF format. The PDF file MUST be named "CEF2021_<family name of the corresponding author>" and the supporting document "CEF2021_SD_<family name of the corresponding author>". The text of the email MUST include:

  • The paper's title

  • The first and family name of the author(s)

  • The author(s) affiliation(s)

  • Email address of corresponding author

While this is not required, we strongly suggest that the contestants comply with all the conference requirements. This includes submitting an abstract to Oxford Abstracts by February 28, 2021 and registering to attend the conference by the stated deadlines. The finalists will be informed by email approximately June 15, 2021 and introduced at the awards ceremony during the plenary session on June 18.



Contest entry deadline was February 28, 2021.


2021 Contest



Quentin Batista


Matthias Rottner


Ikuo Takei


Christophe Deissenberg

Contest Organizer

2021 Society for Computational Economics & Simple Meetings

Last updated: June 15, 2021