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UWIN Best Paper Award

UWIN Best Paper Award

UniCredit & Universities Foundation and UWIN - UniCredit Women's International Network Launch a New Initiative


"Economic consequences of gender equality in Europe" is the topic of the UWIN Best Paper Award 2011 contest, a new initiative aimed at young economists and researchers, launched this year by UniCredit & Universities Foundation in cooperation with UWIN - UniCredit Women's International Network.

The three outstanding papers will be awarded with €5,000 each and published in the Foundation's Working Paper Series.

The competition is open to all graduates who meet the following requirements: 

  • Applicants must either be citizens of one of the 22 countries where UniCredit is present or possess a degree from any university within these countries
  • Applicants must have completed their degrees, preferably in the fields of economics, banking or finance
  • Applicants must have been born after 1975

The papers written in English shall be sent by email in PDF format, together with the candidate's CV, to UniCredit & Universities Foundation at

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2011. Winners will be announced on the Foundation's website by July 15, 2011.

The selection process will be conducted by an ad hoc Commission composed of academic representatives, supervised by the Foundation's Scientific Committee. The members of the Commission are: Dr. Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University (Illinois, USA); Professor Paola Profeta, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy); and Dr. Barbara Petrongolo, London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK).

UniCredit & Universities Knight of Labor Ugo Foscolo Foundation is a non-profit organization established by UniCredit in 2009 to support studies and research by talented European students. The Foundation annually awards post-graduate scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships to talented graduates in economics and finance from all over Europe.



UWIN Best Paper Award 2011 - Announcement 96kB
Learn more about UWIN - UniCredit Women's International Network 18kB