The E-axes Forum Research Prize

The E-axes Forum awards an annual prize to recognize outstanding research conducted by young scholars in macroeconomic policies and sustainability.

Topic of this Year’s Prize

Applicants must submit a completed but unpublished paper on:

“Challenges Climate Change Poses for Central Banks"

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
  • How can central bankers best use their balance sheets to promote the transition to net zero?
  • How should central bankers integrate climate considerations into their lending and collateral frameworks?
  • How should monetary policymakers incorporate climate into their regular, periodic decisions?
  • What are the challenges that incomplete and imprecise climate-related data pose for central bank decision-making?

Prize Award Criteria

The E-axes Forum will assess papers using three selection criteria: i) innovative thinking and scientific merit, ii) implications for policymakers, and iii) relevance to the themes described above.  The prize amount is $5,000 and is intended to support the recipient(s) in their research activities.   The total cash award is the same for both single and co-authored papers.  Should more than one winning paper be selected, the total cash award will be distributed equally between the authors of the prize-winning papers.

Eligibility Requirement

The prize is intended to support young researchers in their early career development.  Eligible candidates must either have completed their PhD in 2015 or later; or are completing their PhD in 2022-2023.  Both single and co-authored papers will be considered.  However, all authors of a co-authored paper must comply with the eligibility requirement.

Submission Procedure

Applications with completed papers and a CV should be submitted by email to by midnight EDT on September 30th, 2022.  The winner(s) of the award will be announced on November 28th.  The winner(s) will present their research findings at the E-axes Forum’s webinar on December 5th 2022. 

Prize Committee Members

Patrick Bolton, Imperial College and Columbia University

Stephen G. Cecchetti, Brandeis University

Pierre Monnin, Council on Economic Policies

Fernanda Nechio, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School

Glenn D. Rudebusch, Brookings Institution

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