International Research Award on “Performance of the Turkish Economy during Global Crises”

Sakıp Sabancı Internatıonal Research Award

Anouncement for 2012 Awards

“Performance of the Turkish Economy during Global Crises”

Submissions are invited for an essay competition on the theme of “Performance of the Turkish Economy during Global Crises.” The Turkish economy has arguably been remarkably resilient in the latest global crisis. Yet, contemporary national economies are increasingly integrated into a global system by means of various financial and trade links as a result of which economic crises can no longer be strictly contained in one country or region.

The essays submitted to the competition should meet the highest academic standards and address the place, strengths and weaknesses of the Turkish economy in the new global system, its power and mechanisms to cope with past and future global crises, preferably in a comparative perspective. The authors are free to address ramifications of these issues at the level of domestic sectors or the macroeconomic scale, to evaluate past policies and structural reforms or recommend new ones for sustainability of economic growth, development and performance of domestic financial markets, or to discuss the vulnerability of the Turkish real sectors to powerful global shocks.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 31st, 2012.

The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award includes $20,000 for the first prize, $10,000 for the second, and $5,000 for the third. An independent, international jury will select the prize winners.

Conditions for the competition are:

  • All entries must be new and original works, not published previously in any form.
  • Essays must be approximately 15.000 words, including title, citations, and endnotes. (References should be shown in the form of endnotes.)
  • An abstract of 500 words embedded to the original essay and a short c.v. of the applicant are required.
  • Entries must be submitted in English, in the form of an attached Word document to the following address:

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