Friday, January 11, 2019

International Monetary Fund Finance & Development Essay Competition 2019

Submit entries for the International Monetary Fund Finance & Development Essay Competition 2019. The competition seeks to examine how inequality can be tackled in the 21st century. Research has shown that excessive inequality harms economic growth and damages the social fabric by undermining trust and preventing people from reaching their potential.

Finance & Development, the IMF’s quarterly print magazine and online editorial platform, publishes cutting-edge analysis and insight on the latest trends and research in international finance, economics, and development.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership.

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The winning essay will be published in a forthcoming edition of F&D magazine in six languages both in print and online–reaching leading policymakers, central bankers, academics, economic practitioners, development experts, journalists and other decision makers around the world.

  • Open to all graduate students worldwide;
  • Applicants should be those who have graduated from a master’s degree program or higher in 2018. 

How to Apply:
Submit your English essay of 1500 words or less. Please submit your full name, graduate program, university affiliation, email address and essay to

31 January 2019