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IMF F&D Essay Competition 2019 for Graduate Students Worldwide

Research has shown that excessive inequality harms economic growth and damages the social fabric by undermining trust and preventing people from reaching their full potential. How can inequality be tackled in the 21st century?

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Online

About the Award: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Finance & Development,the IMF’s quarterly print magazine and online editorial platform, publishes cutting-edge analysis and insight on the latest trends and research in international finance, economics, and development. The print edition is published quarterly in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, while the web edition is complemented with additional, online-only content. Finance & Development is written by both IMF staff and prominent international experts, and is read by leading policymakers, academics, economic practitioners, and other decision makers around the world.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: This competition is open to:

  • All graduate students worldwide,
  • Those who have graduated from a master’s degree program or higher in 2018.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: The winning essay will be published in a forthcoming edition of F&D magazine in six languages both in print and online–reaching leading policymakers, central bankers, academics, economic practitioners, development experts, journalists and other decisionmakers around the world.

How to Apply: 

  • The deadline to submit your English essay of 1500 words or less is January 31st, 2019. Please submit your full name, graduate program, university affiliation, email address and essay to [email protected].

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