We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 awards for the best journal publications authored by a PEP Research Fellow (three prizes) and the most downloaded PEP working paper co-authored by a PEP Research Fellow (one prize).
These prizes aim to support PEP's Research Fellow community and recognize their achievements. They reward the efforts of the Fellows to promote Southern-led research and offer an alternative to the high-profile Northern-based, global economic development research centres and think tanks.
The PEP Program Committee assessed the applications for "best publications" based on the PEP journal classification, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR - a measure of the scientific influence or impact of the journal), as well as the regional, gender and program balance.
The Program Committee was impressed by the high quality of all submissions and the particularly outstanding publications of the four prize winners:
Best journal publications
- First prize: Guillermo Cruces
For M. Bergolo, G. Cruces, The anatomy of behavioral responses to social assistance when informal employment is high, Journal of Public Economics, Volume 193, 2021.
- Second prize: Kibrom Abay
For Kibrom A. Abay, Gashaw T. Abate, Christopher B. Barrett, Tanguy Bernard, Correlated non-classical measurement errors, 'Second best' policy inference, and the inverse size-productivity relationship in agriculture, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 139, 2019, Pages 171-184.
- Third prize: Ronelle Burger
For Canh Thien Dang, Ronelle Burger, and Trudy Owens, Do Better-Performing Nongovernmental Organizations Report More Accurately? Evidence from Financial Accounts in Uganda, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Volume 69, Number 2, 2021
Most downloaded PEP working paper co-authored by a Research Fellow
- Lulit Mitik
For Oluwasola Emmanuel Omoju, Lulit Mitik Beyene, Emily Edoisa Ikhide, STEPHEN KELECHI DIMNWOBI, Augustina Ehimare, Assessing the Macroeconomic Impacts of Financing Options for Renewable-Energy Policy in Nigeria: Insights from a CGE Model, PEP working paper 2020-01.
We thank Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for providing funding that made this competition possible. We hope to repeat similar competitions in the future, subject to the availability of funding.