Each year, UniCredit Foundation (Milan, Italy) provides a prestigious UniCredit Foundation Best Paper Award for the best paper presented at the Belgrade Young Economists Conference (BYEC). All papers presented at the conference are automatically considered for the award. The decision about the award is made by the group of discussants and announced at the end of the second day of the meeting.
Here is a partial list of winners of the UniCredit Foundation Best Paper Award in previous years.
For 2018: “Tasks, Cities and Urban Wage Premia” by Anja Grujović, Center for Monetary and Financial Studies – CEMFI, Madrid, Spain.
For 2017: “From local to global: offshoring and asset prices” by Lorenzo Bretscher, a PhD student from London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
For 2016 The award was jointly awarded for two papers: “Knowing who you are: The Effect of Feedback on Short and Long Term Outcomes” by Rigissa Megalokonomou, Department of Economics University of Warwick, Warwick, UK and “Option-Implied Intra-Horizon Risk and First-Passage Disentanglement” by Nikola Vasiljević, University of Zurich i Swiss Finance Institute.