Graduate Student Paper
The SCE congratulates the 2021 Finalists. Awards
will be presented during the plenary session on Friday, June 18:
Quentin Batista, University of Tokyo/University
"Approximate Dynamic Programming with Recursive
will be presented in session A9
Matthias Rottner, European University Institute
"Financial Crises and Shadow Banks: A Quantitative
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
Papers and proof of eligibility must
be submitted before February 28, 2021, by email to:
with cc: to
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
deadline was February