Young Economists Research Competition 2020 – 2021

Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics is excited to announce the fourth year of Young Economists Research Competition. On this page you will find guidelines on how to participate.

Who Should Enter

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


How to proceed 


  • Number of students in a team: 2


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

  • COVID 19 and the Indian Economy – Crisis and Opportunities.
  • Can ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ be the path to India’s Economic Prosperity?
  • Impact of digital divide on the education sector in India
  • Banking sector crisis of India- Causes, consequences and cure


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Submission Requirements

  • Abstract up to 300  words
  • Final Paper up to 3000 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. A panel of judges will select 6 teams that will make it to the final round.

The final round will consist of teams presenting their papers to a panel, and a winner will be selected.


YERC Prize Money –
1st Prize – Rs 30,000 
2nd Prize – Rs 15,000 


Timeline 2020-21

  • 15 January: Deadline for Registrations & Abstract submission
  • 28 January: Announcement of shortlisted abstracts
  • 18 February: Final Paper submission  
  • 5 March: Announcement of Top 6
  • 20 March: Feedback for finalists
  • 27 March: Finalists paper presentations  


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