MIFE Early Career Workshop and Deutsche Bundesbank Early Career Research Prize on Financial Literacy

Submission Guidelines

Topics of interest

Financial literacy and financial decision-making, design and effectiveness of financial education, understanding of monetary policy measures/institutions and their effectiveness, assessment and handling of financial risks, digitalization and financial literacy, credit knowledge/borrowing/repayment behaviour/over-indebtedness, financial resilience and financial literacy, and related topics.

Full papers which are not accepted for publication can be submitted. Manuscripts should be about 20 pages long (excluding appendix) and must be written in English.

Details on the Deutsche Bundesbank Early Career Research Prize on Financial Literacy

Goal and target group

  • Promotion of early career researchers (doctoral students, postdocs, junior professors in the early stages) in research areas of financial literacy relevant to the Deutsche Bundesbank.
  • Candidates may come from the fields of economics, household finance, economics and business education, psychology and related disciplines.
  • The winner will be selected from among the candidates who submit their papers and are accepted for the MIFE early career workshop.

Award criteria and selection process

  1. The submitted paper by an early career researcher (doctoral student, postdoc, junior professor) has to be a full paper. For deadlines, please consult the respective call for papers of a given year.
  2. Papers must not have been accepted for publication in an academic journal at the time of submission.
  3. Submission of single-authored papers is possible. In case of co-authorship, the submitting junior researcher must prove that he or she has made a substantial personal contribution.
  4. Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining how their research relates to the topics of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s core business areas (monetary policy, banking supervision, cash and cashless payments, financial stability). In addition, papers dealing with other central bank-related topics (e.g., financial/capital markets, foreign trade) are also admissible.
  5. The prize committee consists of the scientific committee of the MIFE Early Career Workshop and a representative of the Deutsche Bundesbank.