Department of Economics

PhD conference

The Economics PhD conference is an annual event at which our PhD students give presentations to their fellow students and staff in the Department, often with guest speakers from other institutions.

Past conferences

2014 conference

Friday 5 December 2014 
Bramber Gallery 1
9.30am-5.30pm

Guest of honour

Jan Willem Gunning, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Amsterdam and board member of the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID).

2014 Michael Lipton lecture

The conference was followed by the 2014 Michael Lipton lecture.

Programme and post-conference materials

Chair

Annemie Maertens

9.30am-10am 

Ricardo Santos: Post-conflict returns to education and education demand.

10am-10.30am

Ani Silwal: “To live in villages is an order” - The long-term consequences of villagization in Tanzania.

10.30am-11am

Alia Aghajanian: Making and breaking social capital: A story of displacement and return.

  • This session was unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

11am-11.30am

Break

Chair

Sanchari Roy

11.30am-12pm

Yashodhan Ghorpade: Calamity, conflict and cash transfers: How violence affects access to aid in Pakistan.

12pm-12.30pm

Hector Rufrancos: Are there gains to be made from joining a union? Evidence from Mexico.

12.30-1pm 

Mattia di Ubaldo: Catalysts and inhibitors of the trade collapse.

1pm-2pm

Lunch

Chair

Amalavoyal Chari

2pm-2.30pm

Sarah Akuoni: Intra-household decision-making and child nutrition outcomes in Ghana.

2.30pm-3pm

Tsegay Tekleselassie: Visas and cross-border travel.

3pm-3.30pm

Lucia Barbone: Key players? High school networking effects on earnings

3.30pm-4pm

Break

2014 Michael Lipton Lecture: The brass standard? The scope for RCTs in impact evaluation

4pm-5pm
Fulton B

Speaker

Jan Willem Gunning

Chair

Alasdair Smith

2013 conference
2012 conference

Annual Economics PhD conference, 29 January 2013

Staff and research students alike gathered at the 2012 annual PhD conference on 29 January 2013 (the planned 2012 date having been postponed) to hear talks from a number of PhD students covering such topics as the Arab Spring, productivity growth in Poland and Brazilian wage disparities. The day culminated with a presentation from guest speaker Professor Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Bristol) titled 'Clean water, cognitive development and parental investments: Quasi-experimental evidence from Mexico'.

2011 conference

The Department of Economics held its Third Economics Annual PhD Conference on 11 November 2011. Professor Francis Teal from Oxford attended the conference together with the faculty members from the Department.

Both Professor Teal and the faculty members gave critical, valuable comments and advises to the PhD students who presented their work. After the conference, Professor Teal remarked "I greatly enjoyed the conference and thought the standard of the presentations very high".

Programme

Presentations

All conference presentations are available for download: 

2010 conference

The following papers were presented at the Department of Economics Annual PhD Conference, University of Sussex, 12 November 2010.

Programme

Presentations

All conference presentations are available for download:

2009 conference

The first Economics PhD conference (or DPhil conference as it was then known) was held on Friday 27 November 2009. 

Programme