IIPF Young Economists Award
The "IIPF Young Economists Award" was instituted in 2008, with the aim of encouraging young scholars who present their papers at the IIPF annual congress. A Prize Committee, headed by the Scientific Chair of the respective congress, selects those papers presented at the congress that stand out for their scientific quality, creativity and relevance, and chooses up to three of them to be distinguished with this award.
The same rules apply for this award as for the "Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize", namely that authors must be under 40 years old, that in the case of co-authored papers, all authors need to be under 40, and that age is measured as at the ending day of the Congress, when the prize is awarded. Authors who wish to be considered for this award should indicate this when submitting their papers for presentation at the Congress.
The 2012 IIPF Young Economists Award went to
David Agrawal,University of Georgia, for his paper Inter-Federation Competition: Sales Tax Externalities with Multiple Federations
Felix Bierbauer, University of Cologne, and Pierre Boyer for their paper Political Competition and Mirrleesian Income Taxation: a First Pass
Ronny Freier, DIW Berlin and Christian Odendahl, University of Stockholm, for their paper Do Parties Matter? Estimating the Effect of Political Representation in Multi-Party Systems
Previous IIPF Young Economists Award Laureates