June kicked off with the evaluation of Small and PhD Research Grants proposals which are now well underway! We are excited about the high-quality research on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth these rounds will produce. On top of this, check out our newly published policy briefs and working papers which touch on agricultural productivity in Malawi, foreign direct investment in Ethiopia, industrial policy in Nigeria, and trade reform in Colombia.
As mentioned, the proposals for the Sixth Small Research Grants Call and Fifth PhD Research Grants Call are now under evaluation, and we hope to give our applicants a decision by early August. Under our new call timeline, the Fourth Large Research Grants Call is now scheduled to open in early July. Proposals from the Third & Fourth Ideas for Transformation Call are still under evaluation with decisions expected by the end of July.
This month we published two new STEG Policy Briefs written by Small Research Grantees Abiodun Egbetokun and Stepan Gordeev. Our flagship STEG Working Paper Series has also released two more papers this June! Find the papers below and on the STEG website.
Lastly, we are thrilled to announce that our 2024 Annual Conference and Theme Workshops will take place from the 10th to the 13th of January 2024 at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). More details and a call for papers will follow, but do save the date for now.
The STEG Team
STEG Working Paper Series: NEW PAPERS
Two new papers have been published under the STEG Working Paper Series in June! Check them out below:
- WP067: Trade Integration, Industry Reallocation, and Welfare in Colombia from George Alessandria and Oscar Avila
- WP068: Foreign Direct Investment, Geography, and Welfare from Jose Asturias, Marco Sanfilippo, and Asha Sundaram
If you would like to submit your paper to the STEG Working Paper Series, please contact the STEG Team at [email protected].
Working papers that have been produced through STEG-funded projects are included in the series and we welcome papers from researchers directly affiliated with STEG as well as researchers' papers that have been presented at STEG-funded events including our Annual Conference and Theme Workshops.
The series is circulated widely through STEG’s network of researchers and policymakers in order that the results of the research receive thorough professional scrutiny and reach the hands of policymakers more quickly.
We look forward to collating more high-quality research under the STEG Working Paper Series as the STEG programme, and the research field more widely, progresses.
New STEG Policy Briefs
This month we published two new STEG Policy Briefs written by Small Research Grantees Abiodun Egbetokun and Stepan Gordeev.
- PB005: Origins of the Mammoth: Emergence and Evolution of Large High-Growth Firms in Nigeria from Abiodun Egbetokun based on SRG 461
- PB006: Nutrition Demand, Subsistence Farming, and Agricultural Productivity from Stepan Gordeev based on SRG PhD 474
STEG Policy Briefs distil results and lessons from STEG-funded projects and longer synthesis papers into shorter non-technical articles that are easily accessible and quickly digested. Policy briefs will be circulated widely through STEG’s network of policymakers and other stakeholders in order that the results and lessons from STEG-funded research can be incorporated into policymaking decisions more quickly.
Save the Date!
STEG Annual Conference and Theme Workshops
10th - 13th January 2023
The dates above have been earmarked for the 2024 STEG Annual Conference which will be an in person conference taking place at NYU Abu Dhabi. Thematic Workshops will be held on either side of the conference, with the exception of the Theme 3 and 4 joint workshop which will be held in Barcelona shortly afterwards.
Please save these dates. A call for papers will go out shortly!
Calls under Evaluation
Third & Fourth Ideas for Transformation Call - decisions expected by end of July
Sixth Small Research Grants Call - decisions expected by early August
Fifth PhD Research Grants Call - decisions expected by early August
Future Call Timeline
Fourth Larger Research Grants Call - opening early July - closing mid-September
Seventh Small Research Grants Call - opening early September - closing mid-November
Sixth PhD Research Grants Call - opening early September - closing mid-November
Find the provisional call timeline for future calls here.
Advanced notice of 2024 Annual conference and Theme Workshops - 10th - 13th January 2024.
If you have any questions, please contact the STEG Team at [email protected].