EACES Doctoral Award

The best doctoral dissertation in comparative economic systems 

The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) periodically invites proposals for the EACES Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the fields of comparative economics. The winner receives a prize of 1000 Euro.

The award is given to the work that in the opinion of the jury has the greatest potential to impact the field of comparative economic studies in the future. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are appropriate. They may investigate any area covered by the research sponsored by EACES including comparative analysis of different economic systems and institutions and their evolution.

It is a condition of the award that the winner presents her or his work in the form of a short lecture in a plenary session of a EACES conference.

No calls for applications are currently open.

Past winners and their dissertations 

2022: Natalia Kryg (University College London and EBRD).  Bank Performance and Stability.

2021: Peter Howard Jones (University of Bournemouth). The Influence of the Washington Consensus Programme on the Transitional Economies of Eastern Europe – a firm level micro economic analysis.

2018: Sonja Avlijas (PhD from London School of Economics). Explaining variation in female labour force participation across Eastern Europe: The political economy of industrial upgrading and service transition.

2016: Thomas Lambert (Joint PhD from UC Louvain and Université Lille 2). Essays on the political economy of finance.

2014: Gabriel Burdín (PhD from the University of Siena). Essays on Worker-Managed Firms.

2012: Bjoern Jindra (PhD from the University of Sussex). Internationalisation Theory and Technological Accumulation. Investigation of multinational affiliates in East Germany. 

2010: Roman Horváth (PhD from Charles University Prague). Empirical essays on monetary economics.

2008: Sanjaya Acharya (PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam). Pro-poor growth and liberalisation: CGE Policy modelling for Nepal.

2006: Bruno Merleverde (PhD from University of Gent). The Effects of Economic Reform and Foreign Direct Investment on the Domestic Economy and the Domestic Companies of Central and Eastern European Transition Countries.

2004: Balazs Egert (PhD from Université de Paris X – Nanterre). Le taux de change réel dans la transition des pays d’Europe centrale et orientale; Aspects théoriques et empiriques.

2002: Daniel Piazolo (PhD from University of Kiel). The Integration Process between Eastern and Western Europe.

2000: Katharina Mueller (PhD from University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder). The Political Economy of Pension Reform in Central-Eastern Europe.

1998: Klaus Meyer (PhD from London Business School). Determinants of Direct Foreign Investment in Central and Eastern Europe.

1996: Bert van Selm (PhD from University of Groningen). The Economics of Soviet Break-up.

1994: Wim Swaan (PhD from University of Amsterdam). Behaviour and Institutions under Economic Reform. Price Regulation and Market Behaviour in Hungary.