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Award Rules
PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist [PDF] [MS-Word]
HIGANO Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO [PDF] [MS-Word]

PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist

Call for Submissions
PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist
[PDF] [MS-Word]

The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation (PRSCO) offers a Best Paper Award annually. The Award is aimed at encouraging young regional scientists within the Asia-Pacific region to participate in research within the PRSCO community and to achieve research excellence. The best paper prize was first awarded in 2015, and PRSCO now invites submissions for the 2017 Award.

The 2017 Award will be made for the best submission to the PRSCO Best Paper competition by a young regional scientist, under the age of 33 (on July 1, 2017), who is from a PRSCO-relevant part of the world. The Award rules can be found on the PRSCO web site.

The author of the winning paper will be expected to present their paper at the 2017 PRSCO Conference (Pacific Conference of the RSAI) to be held in Tainan, Taiwan, May 17-20, 2017. The winning paper will be announced by March 17, 2017. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

Eligible authors who wish to submit a paper to the 2017 PRSCO Best Paper competition should email a pdf copy of their paper to the PRSCO Executive Secretary (Hiroyuki SHIBUSAWA at hiro-shibu@tut.jp) by no later than Tuesday Feburary 28, 2017.

Submissions should include a cover page with the paper’s title, the author’s full name, affiliation, and contact details. Award applicants should either: state that the paper is single-authored; or provide the name of the co-author(s), together with evidence that the applicant is the lead author and has contributed over 70 per cent of the paper’s content. The applicant should also affirm that they meet the Award’s age criterion.

PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist
List of Winners
2015 Andrés Castaño Zuluaga (the Catholic University of the North at Antofagasta, Chile)
Paper Title “The effect of the spatial density of firms on gender wage gap”

2016 Maria IKEGAWA (Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan)
Paper Title "Location Choice for Japanese Frozen Food Industry in East Asia Using Domestic and
Foreign Market Access with the Penetration Rate of Refrigerators"

Higano Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO

Higano Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO

List of Winners 

2013 Yoshiro Higano

Congratulations to Yoshiro Higano who is the inaugural winner of the Higano Award. Higano is Professor of Environmental Policy, Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba. Japan. He specializes in Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation, Environmental Remediation Technology Assessment and Environmental Policy.


2015 David Plane (The Universityof Arizona, WRSA)
2015 Jorge Serrano (The National University of Mexico, AMECIDER)