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Young Professional Research Video Cast and Best Paper Award

Congratulations to our winner: Stephen Jarvis, Energy & Resources Group and Energy Institute at Haas, University of California Berkeley, for his paper "The economic costs of NIMBYism: Evidence from renewable energy projects".

Abstract submission is closed! To learn more about our participants, please click here.

In spite of a delay of the annual USAEE conference this year due to COVID19, young energy economics professionals can showcase their research by participating in a research video cast and a best paper award competition.

USAEE invites young professionals (35 years and younger at the time of submission) to submit abstracts for the video cast and best paper award competition. We invite young professionals working in academia, industry, government, and other organizations to participate in the events. The top 8-12 abstracts will be invited to record a 12 minute research video for each paper. 3-4 finalists will be selected (out of those whose abstracts are selected for the video cast) to submit their full papers and present their research live at a webinar with judges and audience at 10 am ET on October 5th, 2020. All 8-12 research videos will be broadcast and available through USAEE networks on 10 am ET October 2nd, 2020. Please note the following instructions and deadlines.

  1. Abstracts are due Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Please use the attached template for abstract submission. In your submission email to USAEE Council Member Yueming (Lucy) Qiu (yqiu16@umd.edu), please indicate your age at the time of submission.

  2. The invitations to submit research videos will be sent out around August 10th. The submissions will be evaluated in accordance to their: academic impact, societal impact, or industry impact (IMPACT); rigorous or novel methods (METHODS); under-researched field or work with understudied populations (UNIQUENESS).

  3. Please email your research videos (using Zoom or Panopto recommended) before August 31st in order to have your research videos included in the USAEE video cast. The research videos should reflect the uniqueness, methods, and impact of the research.

  4. The invitations to the 3-4 finalists for the best paper competition will be sent out around September 7th.

  5. The finalists need to submit a full paper per email to yqiu16@umd.edu before September 28th. Paper should be 8.5 by 11 inch page setup; 12-font size; 10 pages maximum (any paper that exceeds the page limitation will be subject to disqualification); the 10-page limit does not include references or appendices.

  6. The 3-4 finalists will present their research at a webinar held at 10 am ET on October 5th, 2020. In order to receive the award, finalists must present their work in the Young Professional Best Paper Competition webinar on Oct 5th.

  7. All 8-12 research videos will be broadcast via USAEE’s website and social media channels on Oct 2nd.

  8. Please submit all the above-mentioned materials to yqiu16@umd.edu, with "Submission for USAEE Young Professional events" in the subject line.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:

  • be a young professional (35 years and younger at the time of abstract submission);

  • be a member of USAEE or IAEE in good standing. Membership information may be found at www.usaee.org or www.iaee.org.

  • The concept development, the research described in the abstract and paper, and the writing of the paper must be primarily the work of the young professional or equal contribution of all authors, and cannot have previously won a prize at an IAEE affiliated conference.

  • Students should submit their papers to the USAEE student events including student paper competition and Ph.D Day, instead of the young professional events.

Questions related to these young professional events should be addressed to the event committee members: Yueming (Lucy) Qiu (yqiu16@umd.edu), or Anna Ebers (Anna.Ebers@tetratech.com)