Eesti Pank research awards go to Triinu Tapver and Pearl Etie
The Eesti Pank research award in the doctoral category has been given to Triinu Tapver for her work on the returns on investment funds in Central and Eastern Europe. The winner in the master’s category was Pearl Etie, who researched ways of reducing the sovereign debt crisis through a debt relief programme in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Eesti Pank research award in memory of Urmas Sepp is being granted for the 20th time in 2022. The research competition is intended to bring attention to outstanding research work, encourage scientific work in economics, and promote studies that can lead to academic degrees. Since 2011 the award has been granted in two categories, one for research leading to a PhD thesis or done as part of doctoral studies, and the other for research leading to a master’s dissertation or done as part of a master’s course. Urmas Sepp (1956–2002) was the head of the Eesti Pank macroeconomics department, later the economic research department, in 1993-2002.