2023 Young Professional Best Paper Award Competition

USAEE is delighted to announce the 2023 USAEE Young Professional Best Paper Award Competition. This award, sponsored by 4 Score Economics LLC this year, recognizes outstanding research by young professionals in the field of energy economics. Not only will the winner receive recognition for their exceptional work, but they will also be rewarded with a complimentary conference registration for the 40th Annual USAEE/IAEE Conference in Chicago (November 6-8, 2023) valued at $800. We extend our sincere gratitude to Anna Broughel, whose invaluable support facilitated this collaboration.

USAEE Young Professional Best Paper Award Competition

USAEE invites young professionals (35 years and younger at the time of submission or five years or less from completion of their last degree) to submit abstracts for the 2023 best paper award competition. Please see below for information on the finalists and the award winners of the Young Professional competitions in previous years.

We invite young professionals working in academia, industry, government, and other organizations to participate in this competition. 3-4 finalists will be selected to submit their full papers and present their research live at a webinar with judges and the audience at 10 am ET on Friday, October 13th, 2023.  Please note the following instructions and deadlines.

  1. Abstracts are due Monday, July 31st, 2023. Please use this Paper Abstract template for abstract submission. In your submission email to USAEE Academic Committee member Dr. Yuting Yang (yutingyang@unm.edu), please indicate your age at the time of submission and the year of obtaining your last degree.
  2. The invitations to the 3-4 finalists for the best paper competition will be sent out around August 18th.
  3. The finalists need to submit a full paper via email to yutingyang@unm.edu before September 22nd, 2023. The paper should be 8.5 by 11 inch page setup; 12-font size; 15 pages maximum (any paper that exceeds the page limitation will be subject to disqualification); the 15-page limit does not include references or appendices.
  4. The 3-4 finalists will present their research at a webinar held at 10 am ET on October 13th, 2023. In order to receive the award, finalists must present their work in the Young Professional Best Paper Competition webinar on Oct 13th.
  5. Please submit all the above-mentioned materials to yutingyang@unm.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 or five years or less from completion of their last degree);
  • Students should submit their papers to the USAEE student events such as the student paper competition and USAEE annual conference, instead of this young professional competition;
  • be a member of USAEE or IAEE in good standing. Membership information may be found at usaee.org or 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.

Questions related to these young professional events should be addressed to Dr. Yuting Yang (yutingyang@unm.edu).