The BCRA reminds applicants that papers for the 12th edition of the “Dr. Raúl Prebisch” Economic Research Annual Award can be submitted until July 31, 2020. Applicants must fill in a registration form.
The Prebisch Award is intended for university students and young professionals of Economics and related studies in Argentina.
This Award is in commemoration of one of the most outstanding economists in Argentine history and seeks to encourage research on monetary, macroeconomic, financial and banking issues.
The Award categories are:
The prizes for each category are as follows:
First prize: ARS75,000
Second prize: ARS50,000
First prize: ARS150,000
Second prize: ARS90,000
PhD thesis in Economics
Martín Abeles, Director, Buenos Aires Office, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Jorge Carrera, 2nd Vice President, BCRA
Germán Feldman, Economic Research Deputy General Manager, BCRA
Silvia London, Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS) and National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET)
Roxana Maurizio, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and CONICET
Marta Novick, Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo (UMET) and CONICET
Walter Sosa Escudero, Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA) and CONICET
Sergio Woyecheszen, Vice President, BCRA
The awarded papers will be published on the BCRA website and will be considered for publication in the Ensayos Económicos (Economic Essays) journal. For enquiries about the Award, write to email@example.com or call (011) 4348-3582.
Dr. Raúl Prebisch
Dr. Prebisch was a pioneer of the Latin American structuralist thought in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). By the end of the 1940s, he created a number of economic categories which are still essential to understand the challenges that our economies face today: the exchange between core and periphery and its implications on the economic cycle; foreign restriction as the main limiting factor to sustainable growth; need to diversify the productive structure in order to overcome foreign bottleneck; role of the terms of trade and their ancient worsening; higher income elasticity of imports in peripheral countries; and, finally, the trend towards divergence between developed and emerging countries if these structural problems are not solved.
Prebisch holds a really special place in BCRA history. He was one of the leading figures to promote the bill that made possible the creation of the BCRA in 1935, and was the first General Manager until 1943.
June 30, 2020.