Afshin Jafari was a brilliant graduate of Institute for Research in Development and Planning (IRPD) in Tehran, a pilot master program in economics where economics was being taught following neoclassic tradition. Ranked first in his class he joined IRPD as a faculty and researched after his graduation.
In 2003 he passed away from cancer most unexpectedly at 29 years of age. In his memory and in the gratitude of his passion for economics research, his classmates, friends and faculty have established Afshin Jafari Prize for the best graduate level paper in economics. The third round of this award is being conducted this coming spring and a call for paper submission has been circulated please visit: http://afshinprize.org/Prize.htm for more information.
This year there will be an especial award for the best paper in environment economics.
Please share this information. Submissions are being accepted in either Persian or English.