RES PhD Conference 2023

Organised by research students for research students, the PhD Conference is supported by the Society and takes place annually.

The Conference aim is to bring together young economists at different stages of their research to encourage discussion and the sharing of knowledge.  Submissions are welcome from PhD students and early career researchers in any field of economics. 

RES PhD Conference 2023

The 2023 Conference returned to an in-person format and was hosted at the University of Glasgow.  PhD Students coordinated the programme and format for the conference with a committee of other regional university students.

Find out more about this years event here.

Event Date: Friday 9 June

Venue: St Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow, UK

Conference Programme

Hosted and chaired by Professor Mary Morgan, LSE and RES President (2023-24)

Best Paper prize 

After reviewing all accepted papers, a panel of judges awarded the prize to:

Victor Saldarriaga for his paper:

“The Distributional Dynamics of Wages over the Business Cycle.”

Runner up

The panel decided to award a prize to:

Carmen Villa-Llera for her paper: “The Impact of Youth Centers on Youth Crimes”

Best Poster prize as voted for by the students who attended the conference, the winner was:

Lovisa Reiche for the poster:

“That’s What She Said”

Conference attendees can apply for a refund for travel to and from the conference.  Participants can apply for up to £100 to cover travel to and from Glasgow.  Travel must be booked in advance, not on the day.

Applications are now closed.

Organising Committee 2023

Yanyu Zhou

PhD Candidate | University of Glasgow

Yanyu is a PhD candidate in applied economics at Adam Smith Business School. Her research interests include corporate finance, transportation economics, and development economics. Her current research programme focuses on the effects of highway construction on manufacturing firms’ investment decisions and capital allocation efficiency.

Max Schroeder

PhD Candidate | University of Glasgow

Max is an economist working at the intersection of Macro- and Labour Economics. His research explores the relationships between opportunities, wealth, and human capital. To this end, he has developed empirically relevant quantitative economic models and bring them to the data using calibration and estimation methods. Max recently worked on topics related to technological change, higher education and Covid-19.


RES 2022 Symposium Recordings

Every year a prize is awarded for the Best Paper presented at the PhD Conference. Please contact events@res.org.uk for more information.

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