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Submit For Amartya Sen Essay Prize 2018 – $8,000 First Prize

This year, Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty will be awarding the fifth annual Amartya Sen Prizes to the two best original essays on the topic.

Illicit financial flows are generally defined as cross-border movements of funds that are illegally earned, transferred, or used. Examples are funds earned through illegal trafficking in persons, drugs or weapons; funds illegally transferred through mispriced exchanges (e.g., among affiliates of a multinational corporation seeking to shift profits to reduce taxes); and funds used to bribe foreign officials.


Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty


Authors from diverse academic disciplines and from outside the academy are welcome to participate.

Assessing the Human Impact of Illicit Financial Flows Out of Africa

There is a first prize of $5,000 and a second prize of $3,000.

31 October 2018
  •  Please send your entry on or before 31 October 2018 by email attachment to Tom Cardamone at
  • Essays should be stripped of self-identifying references, formatted for blind review.
  • Entered essays should be about 7,000 to 9,000 words long.

Check out the contest page here.