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 not exceed 20 pages (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. Submission of a paper by an early career researcher (doctoral student, postdoc, junior professor) as 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 is possible for single-authored papers. 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 and explain the connection of their research with the topics related to the core business areas of the Deutsche Bundesbank (monetary policy, banking supervision, cash and cashless payments, financial stability). In addition, papers dealing with other central bank-related topics are also admissible (e.g. financial/capital markets, foreign trade).
  5. The award committee consists of the scientific committee of the MIFE Early Career Workshop and a representative of the Bundesbank.