INFER awards several research awards (INFER Young Economist Award, INFER Research Prize, INFER Policy Research Award, INFER PhD Paper Prize) to papers presented during INFER Annual Conferences. The Young Economist Award has been awarded since 2007 for the best paper presented at the Annual Conference by a young economist under the age of 40 by the last day of the conference. In addition, since 2012 INFER has awarded a Research Prize for the best paper presented during the annual conference. The presenter must be an INFER member at the time of the Annual Conference. In 2015, INFER launched the Policy Research Award for the best policy paper. The presenter must be an INFER member at the time of the Annual Conference and the paper must have a clear policy focus with relevant policy implications based on an excellent research methodology. Finally, starting with 2023, the INFER prize for the best PhD paper was established. The author of the paper receiving this prize must be a PhD student and an INFER member during the year in which the Annual Conference is held.
INFER YOUNG ECONOMIST AWARD
- 2022, André Teixeira and Zoe Venter, Macroprudential Policy and Aggregate Demand
2021, William Arbour, Can recidivism be prevented from behind bars? Evidence from a behavioral program
- 2020, Eva Coll-Martinez, Location Determinants of Ecoinnovative Firms in France
- 2019, Arnold Njike, Trade In Value-Added And The Welfare Gains Of Global Value Chains
- 2018, Mathias Mertens, Labor Market Power and the Distorting Effects of International Trade
- 2017, Léa Marchal and Clément Nedoncelle, How Foreign-born Workers Foster Exports?
- 2016, Mariona Segú, Taxing Vacant Appartments: Can fiscal policy reduce vacancy?.
- 2015, Aya Ahmad, Asymmetric cartel formation under trade liberalization.
- 2014, Svetlana Fedoseeva and Laura M. Werner, Asymmetry and Hysteresis: Two Perspectives on Pricing-to-Market Nonlinearity.
- 2013, Magdalena Ignatowski and Josef Korte, Wishful Thinking or Effective Threat? Tightening Bank Resolution Regimes and Bank Risk-Taking.
- 2012, Wouter van der Wielen, An assessment of fiscal rules and sustainability using an overlapping generations approach: an application to Belgium.
- 2011, Stefan Schüder, Monetary Policy Trade-Offs in a Portfolio Model with Endogenous Asset Supply.
- 2010, Oliver Lerbs, Does home ownership really cause unemployment? Evidence from German regional data.
- 2009, Steven Poelhekke, Urban Growth and Uninsured Rural Risk: Booming Towns in Bust Times.
- 2008, Raffaele Fiocco, Bargaining and Collusion in Regulation.
- 2007, Gregory Ponthiere, Can Underemployment Persist in an Expanding Economy? Clues from a Non-Walrasian OLG Model with Endogenous Longevity.
INFER RESEARCH PRIZE (FORMER INFER JOINT RESEARCH PRIZE)
2022, Léonore Raguideau-Hannotin, The Case of Financial and Banking Integration of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Countries: A Gravity Model
- 2020, Nouhoum Touré, Endogenous Gender Power: The Two Facets
- 2019, Ivan Mendieta-Muñoz, Are long-run output growth rates falling?
- 2018, Leonard Salzmann, China’s Economic Slowdown and International Inflation Dynamics.
- 2017, Silvana Alvarez Iturri and Ester Martínez Ros, Pricing the Quality of an Innovative Idea.
- 2016, Juan Pablo Chauvin, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma and Kristina Tobio, What is Different about Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States.
- 2015, Jitu Tamuli and Mrinal Kanti Dutta, What Determines Farmers’ Decision to Buy Irrigation Water in Water Abundant Regions? A Study of Groundwater Markets in Assamin Eastern India.
- 2014, Armand Fouejieu, Alexandra Popescu, and Patrick Villieu, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability: In Search of Trade-offs.
- 2013, Alexandru Minea, Jean-Louis Combes, and René Tapsoba, Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules: Do Interactions and Sequence of Adoption Matter?.
- 2012, Daniel Oto-Peralías and Diego Romero-Ávila, Tracing the Link between Government Size and Growth: The Role of Public Sector Quality.
INFER POLICY RESEARCH AWARD
- 2022, Federico Carril Caccia, Jordi Paniagua and Marta Suárez-Varela Maciá, Forced Migration and Food Crises
2021, Hugo Castro-Silva and Francisco Lima, The Struggle of Small Firms to Retain High-Skill Workers: Job Duration and the Importance of Knowledge Intensity
- 2020, Michele Fioretti, Performance Pay in Insurance Markets:
Evidence from Medicare
- 2019, Galina Kolev, Understanding Protectionism: Empirical Analysis of Protectionist Attitudes in the EU
- 2017, Pierre Aldama and Jérôme Creel, Why Fiscal Regimes Matter for Fiscal Sustainability: An Application to France.
- 2016, Nathalie Picarelli, There Is No Free House. Low-Cost Housing & Labour Supply: Evidence from South-Africa.
- 2015, Christian Oberst, Prosumer Preferences Regarding the Adoption of Micro-Generation Technologies: Empirical Evidence for German Homeowners.