Congratulations to Majune Socrates who was the winner of the 2020 Trade Economist Thematic Award, a competition for specific research, which this year focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected trade and trade policy. His paper, “The Effect of Lockdown Policies on International Trade Flows from Developing Countries: Event Study Evidence from Kenya” was praised by the Selection Committee. He received a prize of CHF 5,000.

Majune Socrates is a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Nairobi and is also a Syliff Fellow.

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