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SUERF/UniCredit & Universities Foundation Research Prize

The SUERF/UniCredit & Universities Foundation Research Prize was inaugurated in 2013, and rewards outstanding papers, up to two prizes, submitted on a specific topic. The prize is open to papers completed within 12 months of the entry deadline by authors and co-authors who are citizens or residents/students in the EEA, Switzerland or other countries in which UniCredit is present, aged under 35 by the closing date of the competition. The winning papers are presented at a joint workshop.

4th SUERF/UniCredit &  Universities Foundation Research Prize  
Call for PapersAsset Management at crossroads
Deadline for Submission: 15 October 2016

This competition is addressed to researchers born after 30 September 1981, citizens or residents/students of the EEA, Switzerland, and non-EEA countries in which UniCredit is present (Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine).

Prizes of EUR 3,000 gross will be awarded to up to 2 outstanding papers on topics related to “Asset management at crossroads”. The winning papers will be presented at a SUERF/UniCredit & Universities Foundation Workshop to be held at WU University (Vienna University of Economics and Business) on Thursday, 26 January 2017.

Applications should be submitted through the online submission form on the UniCredit & Universities Foundation website at www.unicreditanduniversities.eu in PDF format by 15 October 2016, in English. Applications should be accompanied by brief curriculum vitae including the candidate’s date of birth and a copy of current identity documents that confirm the author’s/authors’ date of birth(s) and eligibility. The prize is open to papers that have been finalised within the last 12 months prior to the deadline for submissions.

Previous Awards

2015 Prize Winners
Given the technical complexity of the issue, "The future of retail banking", the Scientific Committee has selected only one prize. The winner is Miguel Faria-e-Castro with the paper "Central Bank Interventions, Demand for Collateral, and Sovereign Borrowing Costs" co-authored by Matteo Crosignani e Luis Fonseca. The winning paper will receive €5,000 gross and will be presented during the annual UniCredit & Foundation Award ceremony in June 2016, in Milan.

2014 Prize Winners
Ettore Panetti, Banco de Portugal, and Elena Mattana, Université catholique de Louvain-CORE, were awarded for their paper on "A dynamic quantitative macroeconomic model of bank runs".
Roberto Robatto, University of Wisconsin Madison, was awarded for his paper on "Financial crises and systemic bank runs in a dynamic model of banking".

2013 Prize Winners

Jean-Edouard Colliard, ECB, was awarded for his paper on "Monitoring the supervisors: optimal regulatory architecture in a banking union". Lena Tonzer, European University Institute and Manuel Buchholz, IWH Halle and University of Tübingen, were awarded for their paper on "Sovereign credit risk co-movements in the Eurozone: Simple interdependence or contagion?".

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