Education and Financial Support

The Association for Comparative Economic Studies is pleased to offer opportunities and support to scholars at all points in their academic careers.  Two of the biggest initiatives are the ACES Dissertation Fellowship and the ACES Summer School.

The ACES Dissertation Fellowship, launched for the 2020-2021 academic year, supports an emerging scholar in the field with a generous stipend and travel fund as they complete their dissertation. The selection committee consists of Elizabeth Brainerd (Brandeis University), Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University), Scott Rozelle (Stanford University), and Noam Yuchtman (University of Oxford). The application period for the 2024-2025 fellowship runs through April 15, 2024.  Please review the Call for Applications for more details.  

The ACES Summer School in Political Economy, launched in 2022, brings together PhD students and faculty members for three days of mentorship and discussion.  ACES is pleased to offer this school free of charge to attendees and to provide meals and accommodation for its students.

Additional initiatives to support members and scholars will be posted here and to our member list throughout the year.  These opportunities for PhD students are made possible through member contributions.  If you are not yet a member, please complete the membership form and submit your annual dues here.

ACES supports young scholars in comparative economics through a generous dissertation research fellowship

The next ACES Summer School will be held at the University of California, Berkeley in August 2023