Young Economists Research Competition

Meghnad Desai Academy and the Academic Consultant Committee (ACC) is excited to announce the first Young Economists Research Competition. On this page you will find guidelines on how to participate.

How to write a research paper?

How to proceed

Who Should Enter

This competition is open to undergraduate students in any discipline across India.

STEP 1: FORM A TEAM

  • Only two teams per college (on a first come first serve basis)
  • Number of students in a team: 2
  • At least one Third Year (TY) student

STEP 2: CHOOSE A TOPIC

There are three topic titles, out of which, you have to choose one.

1. GST- What was the objective? Is it being achieved?

2. How can India become a nation of innovators?

3. Does good economics require bad politics?

STEP 3: REGISTER

Scroll below to register.

Submission Requirements

  • Abstract: 300 – 400 words
  • Final Paper: 3000 – 4000 words (excluding abstract, bibliography/references, tables/graphs, and figures)
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12 pt
  • Double Spacing
  • All data sources clearly cited (Harvard Referencing)
  • 400 words maximum in direct quotations

Selection of winners

Teams from colleges across India will compete (2 teams per college). A panel of judges will select 8 teams that will make it to the final round.

The final round will consist of teams presenting their papers to a panel. A winner and runner-up will be selected.

Timeline 2018

  • 17th December: Abstract Submission
  • 22nd December: Meeting between student teams, Meghnad Desai Academy faculty and Academic Consultant Committee members to discuss expectations, timelines and deliverables
  • 20th January: Paper submissions
  • 27th January: Announcement of finalists
  • 1st February: Feedback for finalists
  • 17th February: Finalists’ paper presentations
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