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Monday, 11 November 2019 08:32

Call for Submissions: PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist

Call for Submissions
PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist

The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) offers a Best Paper Award annually. The Award is aimed at encouraging young regional scientists within the Asia-Pacific region to participate in research within the PRSCO community and to achieve research excellence. PRSCO now invites submissions for the 2019 Award.

The Award will be made for the best submission to the PRSCO Best Paper competition by a young regional scientist, under the age of 35 (on December 31, 2019), who is from a PRSCO-relevant part of the world. The Award rules can be found on the PRSCO web site.

Papers submitted for the Best Paper Award should either have been presented to the PRSCO Summer Institute held in Bangkok in July 2019, or be planned for presentation at the PRSCO/WRSA Conference to be held in Waikiki, Hawaii, March 18-21, 2020. Papers will be assessed by a PRSCO Best Paper Selection Committee and the author of the winning paper is expected to be notified by January 24, 2020. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.

Eligible authors who wish to submit a paper to the PRSCO Best Paper competition should email a pdf copy of their paper to the PRSCO Executive Secretary, Hiroyuki SHIBUSAWA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by no later than Friday, November 29, 2019.

Submissions should include a cover page with the paper’s title, the author’s full name, affiliation, and contact details. Award applicants should either: state that the paper is single-authored; or provide the name of the co-author(s), together with evidence that the applicant is the lead author and has contributed over 70 per cent of the paper’s content. The applicant should also affirm that they meet the Award’s age criterion.

PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist
List of Winners
2015 Andrés Castaño Zuluaga (the Catholic University of the North at Antofagasta, Chile)
Paper Title “The Effect of the Spatial Density of Firms on Gender Wage Gap”

2016 Maria IKEGAWA (Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan)
Paper Title "Location Choice for Japanese Frozen Food Industry in East Asia Using Domestic and
Foreign Market Access with the Penetration Rate of Refrigerators"

2017 Juan Soto (Universidad Cat´olica del Norte)
Paper Title “Cities, Wages, and the Urban Hierarchy”

2018 Camila Alvayay (Universidad Católica del Norte)
Ppaper Title “Housing Demolition and Property Tax Delinquency: Evidence from Detroit”

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