16 March 2016
Organisers: Parama Chaudhury, Cloda Jenkins, Christian Spielmann & Frank Witte
Sponsored by UCL Economics
Location: UCL Events Marquee, The Quadand North Cloisters
UCL Economics hosts its second annual undergraduate research conference, Explore Econ, on March 16, 2016. This conference showcases independent work done by students in all three years of the undergraduate programme, much of it outside of the curriculum. First year students will be represented through the First Year Challenge, a multimedia project, and a small group of first year students will be making a film about economics under the auspices of Explore Econ. Among other highlights for this year are work shadow prizes sponsored by the Bank of England, DeutscheBank and the Competition and Markets Authority, and the presence of Sharon White as keynote speaker.
Janet Henry, Global Chief Economist, HSBC
Gill Hammond, Director of the Centre for Central Banking Studies, Bank of England
Adam Lyons, Economics Advisor, Europe Group, Department for International Development, (DfiD, UK Government)
Professor Stephen Smith, Deputy Head of Department of Economics, UCL
- Registration form
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Time Session Location
Registration and coffee
Welcome address by Prof Sir Richard Blundell
Events Marquee, Front Quad
Session 1 presentations: Testing Economic Theories
Session chair: Dr Marcos Vera Hernandez
- Yihan Dong and Kin Fung: How does Tariff Reduction Affect Wages Across Countries? How Important is the Total Factor Productivity in Wage Determination
- Mateusz Stalinski: Consequences of Incomplete Employment Contracts in a Laboratory Experiment
- Sukhi Wei: Open Source: In Search of Cures for Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Paul-Kimon Weissenberg: The Case for a Fiscal Union in the Eurozone
Events Marquee, Front Quad 15:00-15:10
First Year Challenge Presentations/Awards
Introduced by Dr Parama Chaudhury
Session 2 presentations: Policies and Interventions
Session chair: Prof Martin Cripps
- Nareen Baktor Sing: Realising the Microfinance Dream: How Can Microfinance Really Help the Poor?
- Daniel Sonnenstuhl: How much would you pay for Fair-Trade clothes?
- Teresa Steininger: Can Early Childhood Intervention Programs be Successful on a Large Scale: Evidence from Head Start
- Leonie Westhoff: Economic Costs of Mental Illness in the United Kingdom: The Case for Intervention
Events Marquee, Front Quad 16:10-16:30
Posters/Multimedia Presentations and Coffee Break
- Amin Oueslati, Elliott Christensen an Liese Sandeman: India and Competitive Federalism
- Wenhui Gao and Georgios Kotzamanis: How Has Syriza Affected the Greek Economy
- Nathaniel Greenwold and Dmitry Pastukhov: Is the Islamic State an Eonomically Viable State?
- Ali Merali and Ciprian Tudor: Is your degree worthless? An experiment
- Delon Qiu: Is Deflation to Blame for Japan's Economic Woes?
- Kristin Wende: An evaluation of economic policy in Germany from 1918 to 2016
- Yanhan Cui and Danyun Zhou: Stagnation in Student Performance, Can Performance Related Pay be the Solution?
Session 3 presentations: Dissertation Research
Session chair: Dr Valerie Lechene
- You Lim: The Effect of Low Interest Rates on Household Expectation Formation in the U.S.
- Robert Palasik: How to Reform Banking Governance?
- Fanny Silavong: The Impact of House Prices on Fertility Decision and its Variation based on Population Density
- Fangzhou Xu: How to Measure the Economic Impact of UCL’s Newham Campus on the Local Region
- Fran Silavong: The impact of house prices on fertility decision and its variation based on population density
Events Marquee, Front Quad 17:45-18:30
Keynote speaker address
- Sharon White, Ofcom
Events Marquee, Front Quad 18:30-20:00
Prize-giving and reception
- Prize Sponsors
- Conference papers