Penn State Altoona
Undergraduate Student Paper Contest
With the winner to be announced at the
Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Economic Association
June 1, 2018
encourage undergraduate interest in all fields of economics, the Board of
Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association cordially invites
undergraduate students to enter the Pennsylvania Economic Association
Undergraduate Paper Contest at Penn State Altoona this June. The winning student
author(s) will receive:
A $1000 award (first place), $750 (second place) and $500 (third place)
A commemorative plaque for the first place and certificates for the second and third places
Complimentary publication of the paper in the
Pennsylvania Economic Review and
Picture of the winning student(s) with the PEA President posted on the PEA website
To enter a paper into the contest,
please send the following by 4pm on May 7, 2018:
A cover letter as an email attachment to the PEA
webmaster that includes your name, class/year, and also full contact
information of your faculty sponsor
Your complete paper (with a minimum of 7 pages and
a maximum of 25 pages) including the abstract as an email
attachment to the PEA webmaster, Dr. Orhan Kara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Authors must be an undergraduate student as of Spring
2018, including December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.
No faculty-student co-authored submissions will be
All manuscripts must be submitted
according to the APA guidelines.
* As part of the
selection process, papers will be reviewed by a panel consisting of five
economist judges representing Pennsylvania educational and research
institutions. Reviewers assigned to each paper will be external to the
student's institution and will follow the same
* All students
will present their papers on the morning of Friday, June 1, 2018, in
a dedicated session(s) of the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Economic
Association. The winning paper will be announced at
the conference luncheon on June 1, 2018.
(1) Co-authors will split the monetary prize.
(2) The PEA
will reserve the right to cancel the contest for insufficient submissions.
Faculty should encourage their students' participation
early in the spring semester.
If you are an
undergraduate student who plans to submit and present a paper for
consideration of this prize, you must also complete the electronic
paper submission form and indicate using the appropriate button that you will
participate in the paper contest. Also, prior to May 7, 2018, you must also
register for the conference by following the Registration button below.
Electronic Submission Deadline for the
Student Paper Contest: 4pm on May 7, 2018
Submission Deadline for Contest Paper to
Webmaster: 4pm onMay 7, 2018
You can also submit your paper electronically by clicking here
|Special Information for International Participants
The Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) is pleased
to welcome participants from around the world to its annual conference.
Each year representatives from various countries present at the
conference and enjoy the company of fellow economists.
It is important to note that the PEA will notify you via
email or surface mail that your paper has been accepted for presentation
at the conference. However, the PEA is unable to provide any additional
supporting materials to potential international participants for
purposes of visa acquisition or for making other travel arrangements.
The PEA will not provide additional letters, telephone calls, faxes, or
telegrams in support of visa applications. Your written notification of
the acceptance of your paper for presentation at the conference is the
limit to the association's ability to provide you with supporting
documentation for travel purposes.
Unfortunately, due to a very high cancellation rate from
international applicants in recent years, the association will provide
only provisional acceptance of conference papers until receipt of the
individual's registration fee. This prepayment requirement will be
waived for any international applicant that had previously attended a
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