2nd Essex PhD Conference in Applied Economics

Conference programme

Lots of people sitting in a busy lecture hall with red seats

The conference is a two-day event, beginning with a meet and greet coffee session in the morning on Monday 15th April, and ending late afternoon the next day (Tuesday 16th April). Participants will be provided with lunch and refreshments on both days, and there will be a conference dinner on the first day at the Wivenhoe House Hotel adjacent to the University campus.

The extended programme with the abstracts will be available later on.

Previous Editions

The inaugural edition of the Essex PhD Conference in Applied Economics was held on  27th and 28th March 2023 at the Essex Business School, generously supported by the Department of Economics at Essex, the Centre for Micro-social Change (MiSoc) and the Royal Economic Society. The call for papers received a resounding response, especially from PhD students in UK and Europe, with the final programme comprised of 11 full presentations and nine ‘flash’ presentations over two days, all in-person. Session topics ranged from crime and political economy to development, public finance and labour (view last year’s final programme and extended programme with abstracts). 

Our keynote speakers were Professor Oriana Bandiera from the London School of Economics, who delivered an insightful talk with advice for PhD students on navigating presentations, publications and research life, and Professor Marco Francesconi from the University of Essex, who spoke about his recent research on measuring wealth inequality in the top 1%.