Latvijas Banka is organizing the competition for the 20th time. Participation is open to citizens and non-citizens of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as foreigners who at the time of the competition are registered as students of higher education institutions accredited in the Baltic States, enrolled in Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes, as well as to the students of the Baltic States studying abroad.
The submitted papers should discuss subjects currently relevant for the Baltic and euro area economies (suggestions for topics and a list of the previous years' award-winning papers are available on the website: https://www.macroeconomics.lv/konkursi/latvijas-banka-announces-competition-student-scientific-research-papers).
They will be evaluated by a committee of economists set up by Latvijas Banka. The award-winning papers will be published on Latvijas Banka's website macroeconomics.lv, and their authors will receive monetary awards (including EUR 2000 to the Excellence Award-winning paper, EUR 1500 to the first-prize-winning paper, EUR 1250 to the two second-prize-winning papers each and EUR 1000 to the three third-prize-winning papers each; in the case of co-authored papers, the award shall be divided among the authors).
30 papers were submitted for the Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers organised in the academic year 2020/2021.
More detailed information on the competition is available at: https://www.makroekonomika.lv/konkursi/zinatniski-petniecisko-darbu-konkurss.