The following Terms and Conditions / Rules apply to the call for papers for Challenge No.1 (the "Challenge"). By participating in this Call for Papers, you undertake to comply with and abide by these Rules and provide all information required. You understand that any failure to do so will result in disqualification.
- To qualify to enter the Challenge, you must be aged 18-30 years during the period of the Challenge.
- You must be enrolled in a PhD programme or currently enrolled as a Master Degree student in a University.
About your paper
- The paper must be a maximum of 7500 words in length, including footnotes and endnotes, and accompanied by an executive summary not longer than 400 words.
- The paper must be submitted in English or French (the two official languages of the OECD).
- The paper must be your own original creation. You may not plagiarise. References must conform to standard academic norms.
- The paper must not infringe on any third party rights.
- The paper must not have been written for compensation. Student scholarships are not classified as compensation.
- The paper must not have already been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere.
- The paper should be typed in font size 11 point.
- If graphs and tables have been used, the source files for the data should be provided.
Qualifying papers will be judged on adherence to the Challenge through their originality, knowledge of the issues, precision, rigorousness, creativity and comprehensiveness. A special Jury will select one or more winning papers.
The winner(s) of the Challenge will be announced on 26 May 2014 and notified by email, as well as published on the OECD website.
The winning paper(s) from the Challenge will be published in an OECD Working Paper series and distributed and promoted on the OECD online platforms. An overall winning paper will be designated by the Jury and the author (or a nominated representative, if a team effort) will be offered an internship of limited duration in the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs.