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The Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei annually conferred the FEEM Award from the EEA congress held in Barcelona in 2009 until the EEA congress held in Mannheim in 2015. During these years the FEEM Award replaced the Young Economist Award.

The FEEM Award was given to the authors of the three best papers presented by young economists at the annual congress of the EEA. Eligible candidates had to be less than thirty years of age and no more than three years past a PhD defence.
The FEEM Award rewarded new ideas addressing key economic issues at the European and global scale. Both theoretical and empirical papers were considered without any restriction of topics.
There was a monetary reward of €5,000 for each winning paper.
The Selection Committee comprised of the Congress Chair, one member chosen by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and one member chosen by the EEA Executive Committee.

2015 Awards

Anne-Katrin Roesler for her paper "Is Ignorance Bliss? Rational Inattention and Optimal Pricing"
Keshav Dogra for his paper "Optimal Debt Restructuring and Lending Policy in a Monetary Union"
Jörg L. Spenkuch for his paper "Backward Induction in the Wild: Evidence from the U.S. Senate" 

The selection committee  - Volker Nocke, University of Mannheim and EEA Congress Program Chair,  Philippe Martin, Sciences Po and Matteo Manera, University of Milan-Biccoca and FEEM

Please click here to read a motivation for the awarding of these papers the 2015 FEEM Award

The winners were interviewed by the FEEM Press Officer after the presentation. To watch the interviews, click here

 

2014 Awards

Christian Krekel for the paper “Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The case of Fukushima” (joint with Jan Goebel, Tim Tiefenbach and Nicolas R. Ziebarth)
Marta Silva for the paper "Asymmetric Labour Market Reforms and the Wage Growth of Fixed-Term Contracts: Does Learning about Match Quality Matter?”
Anna Raute for the paper “Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility—Evidence From a Reform in Maternity Leave Benefits”

The selection committee  - Martin Cripps, University College London and EEA Congress Program Chair, Isabel Horta Correia, Banco de Portugal, and Matteo Manera, University of Milan-Biccoca and FEEM.

Please click here to read a motivation for the awarding of these papers the 2014 FEEM Award

The winners were interviewed by the FEEM Press Officer after the presentation. To listen to the interviews, click here

 

2013 Awards

Jonathan Colmer for his paper "Climate Variability, Child Labour and Schooling: The Intensive ans Extensive Margin of Time Allocation in Rural Ethiopia".
Michele Piffer of London School of Economics for his paper "Monetary Policy, Leverage Premium, And Loan Default Probability"
Rosen Valchev for his paper "Endogenous Information Asymmetry and Portfolio Bias"

The selection committee - Maristella Botticini, Università Bocconi and EEA Congress Program Chair, Jan Eeckout, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and University College London, and Matteo Manera, University of Milan-Biccoca and FEEM.

Please click here to read a summary of the papers.

To listen to the interviews, please visit here

 

2012 Awards

Fahi Hassan for his paper "The Price of Development"
Itziar Lazkano for her paper "Intergenerational Externalities and Sustainable Growth"
Julia Schmidt for her paper "Technological Standardization, Endogenous Productivity and Transitory Dynamics"

The selection committee -  Philip Lane, Trinty College, Dublin, and EEA Congress Program Chair; Armin Falk, University of Bonn; and Matteo Manera, University of Milan-Biccoca and FEEM.

Please click here to read a summary of the papers.

To listen to the interviews, please visit here

 

2011 Awards

Jan Grobovsek with the paper "Development Accounting With Intermediate Goods"
Ronald P Wolthoff with the paper "Applications and Interviews: A Structural Analysis of Two-sided Simultaneous Search"
Gabriel Zucman with the paper "The Missing Wealth of Nations: Evidence From Switzerland, 1914-2010" 

The selection committee - Alessandro Lanza, Eni Corporate University and FEEM, Espen Moen, The Norwegian Business School and EEA Congress Program Chair, and Helene Rey, London Business School.

Please click here to read a summary of the papers

 

2010 Awards

Benjamin Elsner with the paper "Does Emigration Benefit The Stayers? The Eu Enlargement As A Natural Experiment. Evidence From Lithuania"
Nina Guyon with the paper "The Effect of Tracking Students by Ability into Different Schools"
Florian Mayneris with the paper "Entry on Export Markets and Firm-Level Performance Growth: Intra-Industrial Convergence or Divergence"

The selection committee - Fausto Panunzi, Bocconi University and FEEM, Antonio Ciccone, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and David Stromberg, Stockholm University and EEA Congress Program Chair.

Please click here to read a summary of the papers

 

2009 Awards

Benedicte Apouey with the paper entitled "Winning Big but Feeling no Better? The Effect of Lottery Prizes on Physical and Mental Health";
Olga Shurchkov with the paper entitled "Under Pressure: Gender Differences in Output Quality and Quantity under Competition and Time Constraints";
Laura Turner with the paper entitled "Household Response to Individual Shocks: Disability and Labor Supply".

The selection committee - Bernardo Bortolotti, FEEM Executive Director, Antonio Ciccone, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and EEA Program Chair, and Andrea Prat, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 

Please click here to read a summary of papers

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