Young Economist of the Year Award

The Czech Economic Society calls for applications for the 287th Young Economist of the Year Award. The award is open to Czech citizens as well as citizens of other countries who are living, working or studying in the Czech Republic, aged 30 years or under (these conditions also apply to potential co-authors). Each applicant may send only one scientific paper of their own work, which should be no longer than 30 pages (a maximum of 54,000 characters including spaces), and must include an abstract, keywords and JEL classification.


The paper (without the author’s name) should be sent along with an application form and a short nontechnical summary of up to 100 words by e-mail to no later than 10th October 2021.


Each award winner is obliged to present their paper briefly on the occasion of the announcement of the award during the General Assembly of the Czech Economic Society at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University on 25th November 2021. The application form and the award regulations are available at

The award winners will receive 30,000 CZK for the first place, 20,000 CZK for the second place and 10,000 CZK for the third place. The President of the Czech Economic Society (CES) may also award the “Karel Engliš Prize” for the best paper on Czech economic policy. “Honourable Recognition by the President of the CES for an Excellent Paper” may also be awarded to an author aged 25 years or younger who has not previously received an award from the CES.


Any questions about the award or application procedure should be sent to


The award is supported by the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic. The award’s media partner is and magazine Bankovnictví.