The Scientific Committee of UniCredit & Universities Foundation has announced the six best PhD thesis winners of the first edition of the CEE Best PhD Thesis Award.
The competition, launched in 2010, for outstanding doctoral dissertations in economics and finance on European integration issues, was open to all young PhD graduates from the 19 Eastern European countries forming part of the geographical scope of our Group.
The winners are:
• Dermendzhieva Zvezda (Bulgaria): "Essays on International Migration";
• Daniel Horn (Hungary): "Essays on Educational Institutions and Inequality of Opportunity".
Development and demography
• Dora Fazekas (Hungary): "Carbon Market Implications for New EU Member States: Empirical Analysis for Hungary";
• Branislav Saxa (Slovakia): "Essays on Exporting Behavior of Firms and on Inflation Persistence".
• Ceyhun Elgin (Turkey): "Essays on Dynamic Macroeconomics";
• Ekaterina Rashkova (Bulgaria): "Political Learning and the Number of Parties: Why Age Matters".
The winners will be awarded with €5,000 each, and the theses will be published in the Working Paper Series available on the UniCredit & Universities Foundation's website.