2nd Essex PhD Conference in Applied Economics

The University of Essex is hosting the 2nd Essex PhD Conference in Applied Economics from the 15th to 16th of April 2024.

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, the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and supported by the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS).

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 Christian Dustmann (UCL) and Thomas Cornelissen (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 2022-23. 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 2024 11:59 PM (GMT). Applicants will be notified of acceptance by mid-February 2024.

 More information about the Conference can be found on our FAQs page. For any queries about the conference, please get in touch with us at econ-phdconference@essex.ac.uk.

Keynote speakers

Professor Christian Dustmann

Department of Economics, University College London

Christian Dustmann is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL), the founding Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) and an elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), and the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE). His areas of research include migration, the economics of education, the economics of crime, social networks, technology, income mobility, wage dynamics and inequality. He is currently President of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) and has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). His recent work has appeared in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, The Economic Journal, The Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Human Resources.

Supported by

ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change