Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (hereinafter referred to by its Spanish acronym, COFECE) is committed to fulfilling its mission of guaranteeing free market entry and competition in the Mexican economy. COFECE acknowledges that many areas of scientific inquiry provide important insights into how markets work, and may therefore contribute to improving the implementation of competition policy in our country.
With the latter in mind, on May 25th this Commission issued a call for submissions for the 2016 COFECE Research Award, with one category: "Academic research related to the workings of markets". The purpose of the award is to encourage researchers and postgraduate students to approach this topic. The themes studied may be addressed from a diversity of perspectives including, but not limited to, those of economics, law and political science. Researchers of all nationalities are welcome to participate. All registered work, however, must be written in either English or in Spanish.
Prospective participants may register their work until May 28th, 2017. The prizes for the first and second places are $ 200,000 and $ 70,000 Mexican Pesos, (around 10,000 USD and 3,700 USD) respectively. In addition, the jury (comprised of representatives from prestigious Mexican academic and public institutions) is entitled to award as many as three Honourable Mentions. The call for submissions is available at: