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The University of Essex is hosting the Inaugural Essex PhD Conference in Applied Economics on 27th and 28th March, 2023. The conference will be held in person at the Colchester Campus of the University of Essex, and is organised by the PhD students at the Economics Department and the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER).
This two-day conference is designed to provide PhD students in Applied Economics with the opportunity to come together and connect with other PhD students from institutions across the globe in a supportive environment in which they can present their work and ideas to their peers and receive valuable feedback. We are very pleased to be hosting Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Marco Francesconi (University of Essex) as keynote speakers.
The conference is open to PhD students at all stages of study, as well as to early career researchers who have completed their PhD in the academic year 2021-22. The conference program will include full presentations followed by a discussion and a Q&A session, as well as shorter ‘flash presentation’ sessions for students to showcase in-progress work and ideas. Submissions are welcome from all areas of Applied Economics, including (but not restricted to) labour economics, the economics of education, the economics of gender, and experimental economics.
Applicants are invited to submit extended abstracts not exceeding more than two pages, outlining the background and motivation, research objective, data and methodology, key findings and contributions of the work. All submissions will be reviewed by a scientific committee comprising of faculty members from the University of Essex Economics Department.
Applications must be submitted by 3rd January 2023 11:59 PM (GMT). Applicants will be notified of acceptance by mid-February 2023.
Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and co-editor of Econometrica, president of the European Economic Association, honorary foreign member of the American Economic Association, and a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA. Her research interests focus on development economics and organisational economics, with her recent work being published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review and Econometrica, among others.
Marco Francesconi is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex. His main area of research is labour economics, with special interest in family economics, socio-genetics, gender and income inequality. His recent work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, and Journal of Human Resources.