An INFER best paper award has been awarded since 2007 for the best paper presented at the Annual Conference by a young economist under the age of 32 by the last day of the conference. In addition, since 2012 INFER has awarded a Joint Research Prize for the best jointly authored paper. The presenter must be an INFER member at the time of the Annual Conference. In 2015, INFER launched the Policy Research Prize for the best policy paper. The presenter must be an INFER member at the time of the Annual Conference and the paper must have a clear policy focus with relevant policy implications based on an excellent research methodology.
INFER Young Economist Award
- 2007, Gregory Ponthiere, Can Underemployment Persist in an Expanding Economy? Clues from a Non-Walrasian OLG Model with Endogenous Longevity.
- 2008, Raffaele Fiocco, Bargaining and Collusion in Regulation.
- 2009, Steven Poelhekke, Urban Growth and Uninsured Rural Risk: Booming Towns in Bust Times.
- 2010, Oliver Lerbs, Does home ownership really cause unemployment? Evidence from German regional data.
- 2011, Stefan Schüder, Monetary Policy Trade-Offs in a Portfolio Model with Endogenous Asset Supply.
- 2012, Wouter van der Wielen, An assessment of fiscal rules and sustainability using an overlapping generations approach: an application to Belgium.
- 2013, Magdalena Ignatowski and Josef Korte, Wishful Thinking or Effective Threat? Tightening Bank Resolution Regimes and Bank Risk-Taking.
- 2014, Svetlana Fedoseeva and Laura M. Werner, Asymmetry and Hysteresis: Two Perspectives on Pricing-to-Market Nonlinearity.
- 2015, Aya Ahmad, Asymmetric cartel formation under trade liberalization.
- 2016, Mariona Segú, Taxing Vacant Appartments: Can fiscal policy reduce vacancy?.
INFER Joint Research Prize
- 2012, Daniel Oto-Peralías and Diego Romero-Ávila, Tracing the Link between Government Size and Growth: The Role of Public Sector Quality.
- 2013, Alexandru Minea, Jean-Louis Combes, and René Tapsoba, Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules: Do Interactions and Sequence of Adoption Matter?.
- 2014, Armand Fouejieu, Alexandra Popescu, and Patrick Villieu, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability: In Search of Trade-offs.
- 2015, Jitu Tamuli and Mrinal Kanti Dutta, What Determines Farmers' Decision to Buy Irrigation Water in Water Abundant Regions? A Study of Groundwater Markets in Assamin Eastern India.
- 2016, Juan Pablo Chauvin, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma and Kristina Tobio, What is Different about Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States.
INFER Policy Research Prize
- 2015, Christian Oberst, Prosumer Preferences Regarding the Adoption of Micro-Generation Technologies: Empirical Evidence for German Homeowners.
- 2016, Nathalie Picarelli, There Is No Free House. Low-Cost Housing & Labour Supply: Evidence from South-Africa.