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Refinitiv Developer Community | Article Competition for Students

Jonathan Legrand
Jonathan Legrand
Developer Advocate at Refinitiv

The Refinitiv Developer Community is continuously looking to support students in their University studies. Our selection of Academic Articles is aimed at academics at Undergraduate level or higher. All Mathematical and Theoretical concepts are explained – step by step – as they would be in professors’ lecture notes, offering granular working-out steps, explaining used nomenclature and providing further material and reference.

  1. Refinitiv is excited to host the 1st Refinitiv Lead Academic Article Competition aimed at students.
  2. Our Refinitiv Academic Article Competition entails students publishing their work on internationally recognized platforms and to aid them in academic style writing, implementing code in their study, financial knowledge and more.
  3. Our web APIs provide a broad range of language support to help students in their studies, with our selection of Academic Articles offering granular step-by-step guides.

Academic Studies, Term Papers, Dissertations, Theses, and more can all be coded using code exemplified in our articles and our powerful set of APIs and Feeds. Our web APIs provide a broad range of language support, so you have unlimited integration options. These include Python, so you can access all wide set of open source libraries that are available.

The range of possible studies with such data are endless. You may find examples constructing Mathematical Models such as Econometric Models (Linear/Non-Linear Mean/Variance Models using Ordinary Least Squares or Maximum Likelihood Estimation), Forecasting and Interpolation frameworks (e.g. Using Holt-Winters Models).

Refinitiv Academic Article Competition

Refinitiv is delighted to host the 1st Refinitiv Lead Academic Article Competition where you (student or otherwise) may submit your article.

This competition is aimed at helping students – from Undergraduate to Postdoctoral level – to publish their work on internationally recognized platforms and to aid them in:

  • Academic style writing
  • Implementing code in their study
  • Coding
  • Financial knowledge
  • Developing a contacts network in the finance
  • Generating ideas for economics/finance papers.

It will have to be an economic or financial study, and in a style akin to the following articles:

Estimating Monthly GDP Figures Via an Income Approach and the Holt-Winters Model

Investigating the effect of Company Announcements on their Share Price following COVID-19 (using the S&P 500)

Information Demand and Stock Return Predictability (Coded in R)

Computing Risk Free Rates and Excess Returns from Zero-Coupon-Bonds

There is no word limit your article has to be in order to qualify for the competition. However, it does need to show and explain the code used in its study. It can be in any reasonable format (LaTeX, PDF, Word, Markdown) but it would preferably be a Jupyter Notebook (you may choose to use Refinitiv’s CodeBook to write it). You will also need to use Refinitiv APIs/data-sets before being published on our Developer Portal – were it to win the competition.

There is no min. or max. number of winners; any work exceeding our standards will be selected for publication. Thus, do not hesitate to share this with your colleagues, informing them of this opportunity, as they are not competitors, but collaborators. You may even choose to work together on this project. Sign up for the competition.

We are ready and happy to provide any help in writing such articles. You can simply email Jonathan Legrand – the Competition Leader – at

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