The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group is now accepting applications for our doctoral dissertation prize. The $1,500 prize will be awarded for the best dissertation on a topic related to one of HCEO's 6 networks. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will present their work to the Center for the Economics of Human Development, HCEO directors, and University of Chicago faculty.
The winning submission will be selected by HCEO's directors from a pool created by representatives from our 6 networks. The competition is open to current doctoral students and recent Ph.D. graduates. To be eligible, a candidate must have defended their dissertation between June 2020 and September 2021. If a candidate has not graduated by the submission deadline, they must include a letter from an advisor assuring defense by September 2021.
You can read about our 2020 dissertation prize winners, Winnie van Dijk, Roni Pener-Tessler, and Laia Navarro-Sola, here.