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Celebration of the WAIFC Young Academic Award winners

Four candidates were selected to join the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) delegation and present their papers in Morocco.

The first edition of this award aimed at rewarding papers on the most relevant topics for financial centers such as sustainable finance or digital transformation.

A separate “social media prize” based on the preferences of WAIFC’s social media audience was also awarded.

After the deliberation of the jury, the winners were:

  • 1st Tristan Caballero-Montes, Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), Université de Mons, Brussels, Belgium: Integrating Market Conditions into Regulatory Decisions on Microfinance Interest Rates: Does Competition Matter?
  • 2nd Harshini Moonisamy-Ellapah, Open University of Mauritius, Réduit, Moka, Mauritius: Market Reaction to the Release of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) News and Sustainability Reports in Mauritius
  • 2nd Paul Momtaz, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München Munich, Germany: Financing Sustainable Entrepreneurship: ESG Measurement, Valuation, and Performance in Token Offerings
  • 3rd Victor Saint-Jean, Sciences Po, Paris, France: Exit or Voice? Divestment, Activism, and Corporate Social Responsibility

The “social media prize” was awarded to Harshini Moonisamy-Ellapah.

We congratulate the winners whose work is of high quality and useful for economic development.

Click here to view their papers.

Watch the video by the Moroccan media channel M24

Stay tuned for the WAIFC Young Academic Award 2023. We will circulate the call-for-paper in February next year.

Source / Photo: World Alliance of International Financial Centers

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