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News: Harvard Environmental Economics Program Student Paper Prizes for Academic Year 2012-2013

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program will award three prizes in May 2013 for the best research papers addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resource economics:

  • The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Prize for best senior paper or thesis: $1,000
  • Christopher P. Kaneb Prize for best masters student paper: $1,500
  • The Enel Endowment Prize for best doctoral student paper: $2,000

Following are the rules for authorship of submitted papers:

  • Submitted papers and theses must have been completed during the 2012-2013 academic year;
  • Co-authored papers are acceptable, as long as all authors are students, whether at Harvard or elsewhere;
  • At least one author must be a qualified Harvard student;
  • Papers co-authored with non-students (faculty members, consultants, outside researchers, etc.) are not allowed;
  • Competitions for the masters and doctoral student prizes are open to students in any of Harvard’s schools.

Important dates and guidelines for submission:

  • The deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, May 3, 2013, 4:00 pm. In the interest of fairness, there will be no exceptions with regard to the deadline.
  • Please submit paper and C.V. in electronic form to Bryan Galcik, Program Assistant for the Harvard Environmental Economics Program: Bryan_Galcik@harvard.edu
  • Winners will be announced by Friday, May 17, 2013.

Regarding the prize:

  • Submitted papers will be reviewed—and the winners chosen—by a specially appointed committee.
  • If a submitted paper is co-authored by two or more students in the same prize category, then each of these students will be acknowledged as a prize winner;
  • The monetary award will be presented to only one student—the student submitting the paper by email—regardless of co-authorship (if any). The recipient of the monetary award is free to distribute it as he or she wishes.
  • It is assumed that submitted papers will have been prepared for other purposes (classes, publication, job market, etc.). It is not required or expected that students prepare papers specifically in consideration of the prizes;
  • The Harvard Environmental Economics Program may ask prize-winning authors if the Program may release their papers as part of its Discussion Paper series.


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