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2011 Winner announced
University of New South Wales student Adeline Tubb has won the
2011 $5000 CEDA prize for excellence in economics or public policy,
for her essay Does Population Ageing Affect Government
The CEDA prize for excellence in economics and public
2012 Dates are yet to be advised.
CEDA's annual Prize for Excellence in Economics and Public Policy
recognises the brightest minds in the search for the best policy
The CEDA prize valued at $5,000 is open to postgraduate or honours
students in economics or public policy disciplines.
To enter, students must complete a 6,000 to 7,500 word report on
any topic related to the economic development of Australia. The
winning student will receive $5,000 and have an opportunity to
participate in a panel at a CEDA forum. Their report will also be
considered for publication.
The prize is presented at CEDA's Annual Dinner in November.
It is judged by a distinguished panel consisting of CEDA
Research and Policy Advisory Council members.
The annual CEDA Prize recognises and encourages
Australia's future economists.
CEDA has identified that many disciplines provide encouragement to
outstanding students through the award of prizes, scholarships and
medals. Such practices are especially common in the sciences and
law, but are less common in an area of special importance to CEDA;
economics and policy.
Terms and conditions
Length: Reports should be 6,000 to 7,500 words.
Topic: Anything related to the economic development of
Format: Documents should typeset in 12 point Arial font, double
spaced with minimum 2cm margin on all sides. Online submissions:
Documents should be supplied in pdf format no larger than 2MB file
size and submitted electronically to CEDAprize@ceda.com.au.
Postal submissions: Two copies must be posted by the due date to
GPO Box 2117, Melbourne, 3001 VIC. They should be clearly marked
attention to: Professor the Hon Stephen Martin, Chief Executive,
All eligible reports will be assessed and shortlisted by
CEDA. CEDA will be looking for excellence in the fields of
economics or public policy with a focus on fresh ideas, innovative
approaches or unique perspectives. The three best reports will be
presented to the judging panel to decide the prize winner.
The judging panel consists of CEDA Research and Policy Advisory
Council members including:
Dr Glenn Withers AO
Professor Jonathan Pincus
Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin
The panel may at its discretion decline to award the CEDA Prize
(a) fix a new date for awarding the Prize; or
(b) add the amount of the Prize to the sum to be awarded at the
expiration of the next period.
The winning student will receive a cash prize of $5,000
and an opportunity to participate in a panel at a CEDA forum. The
winning report will also be considered for publication.
To be eligible for the prize, candidates must:
- be a postgraduate or honours economics or public policy
- complete the application form;
- supply a report of their own work on the topic outlined, of the
specified length, in English, by the due date;
- be judged to have produced a report of excellent standard that
constitutes an outstanding contribution to economic or public
policy development for Australia;
- not be related to a member of the judging panel;
- have completed the essay after June, 2010.
Download the application from here.
The 2010 CEDA Prize was won by Bethany Cooper for her essay,
Urban Water Restrictions in Australia: Accounting for Behavioural
Differences. Download the essay here.
Who can enter the CEDA Prize?
Postgraduate or honours students in economics and public
What is the prize?
$5,000 and the opportunity to participate on a panel at a CEDA
forum. CEDA will also publish the winning report.
How do I enter?
Submit a 6,000 to 7,500 word report on any topic to do with
Australia's economic development.
How is the winner is chosen?
The reports are judged by CEDA Research and Policy Council