Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Organised by: CTaLE, UCL's Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics.
UCL Economics will host the fourth annual undergraduate research conference, Explore Econ, on March 14, 2018. The conference showcases independent work done by students from all years of the undergraduate programme, much of it outside of the curriculum. This will be presented in posters and presentations. In addition, the conference also showcases the winning contributions of our First Year Challenge, a multimedia film project.
- Register here
Registration and Coffee
First Year Challenge Multimedia Presentations
Professor Dilly Fung (Director, UCL Arena Centre)
Presentation session 1: Work and wages
Session Chair: Terri Kneeland
"Wage returns to education: Effect of job routineness on employer learning evidence across countries", Wen Jie Koh.
"The effect of globalization on the skill premium in the UK", Sofia Gallo.
"Internal migration and education performance", Jiangnan Liao.
14:50-15:10 First Year Challenge presentations/awards 15:10-16:00
Presentations session 2: Expectations and perceptions
Session Chair: Silvia Dal Bianco
"Exploring the political returns to education", Bethany Parker.
"How do consumer ratings influence an individual’s choices?", Adelson Teh.
"Estimating risk aversion in Singapore – 2 puzzles", Dan Chan.
Poster and multimedia presentations
Presentations session 3: Aid, abortion, art, and drugs – Exploring different markets
Session Chair: Hyejin Ku
"What factors affect the demand for abortions?" Jihyeon Park.
"Explaining drug market trends and the UK’s alarming purity spike in cocaine", Hanna Lewis.
"Foreign aid in sub-Saharan Africa", Yusu Mao and Tao Chen.
"Art price appreciation in Germany during the Second World War", Ina Schucht.
#whateconomistsreallydo Ignite session:
Session chair Professor Jagjit Chadha, Director of NIESR
Academic Staff presenters: Eric French, Wendy Carlin, Ryan Kendall
Student presenters: Jasmin Manetta, Nikita Joshi and Marie Schwarzkopf
Reception and Prize-giving
- Paper Presentations
Author(s) Topic Area Wen Koh Wage Returns to Education: Effect of Job Routineness on Employer Learning Evidence across Countries Work and wages Sofia Gallo The effect of globalization on the skill premium in the UK Work and wages Adelson Teh How do consumer ratings influence an individual’s choices? Expectations and perceptions Dan Chan Estimating Risk Aversion in Singapore – 2 Puzzles Expectations and perceptions Jiangnan Liao Internal Migration and Education Performance Work and wages Hanna Lewis Explaining drug market trends and the UKs alarming purity spike in cocaine Aid, Abortion, Art, and Drugs – #WhatEconomistsReallyDo Jihyeon Park What factors affect the demand for abortions? Aid, Abortion, Art, and Drugs – #WhatEconomistsReallyDo Yusu Mao and Tao Chen Foreign aid in sub-Saharan Africa Aid, Abortion, Art, and Drugs – #WhatEconomistsReallyDo Bethany Parker Exploring the political returns to education Work and wages Ina Schucht Art price appreciation in Germany during the Second World War Aid, Abortion, Art, and Drugs – #WhatEconomistsReallyDo
- Poster Presentations
Authors Topics James Kinder Does an individual’s level of happiness affect the size of their charitable donations? Hau Leung Economics of Space Exploration: Modelling a centralized property right regime in outer space Divyaasiny R rajaghantham Mathenomics? Economatics? Hanzhe Lu Does higher funding for higher education causes a fall in income inequality? Hadera Burki Is soda tax the right way to deal with UK’s obesity problem? Jonas Stelzer Chancellors and the German Economy: An Economic Exploration Judith Tan The effect of economic development on levels of sexual harassment Aryan Heydari How the effectiveness of economic sanctions is evaluated and what is the role of smart and targeted sanctions in increasing the efficiency of imposed sanctions? Ruiqi Zhang, Shichen Liu, Xiang Zeng The impact of using cryptocurrency as an online transaction method on e-commerce, William Dallas and Dohoo Shin To what extent did investors’ expectations of the renewable energy industry affected by the election of Donald Trump? Charlotte Rogers Do males self-select into more competitive environments in education compared with females?
- Judging panel
Dr Christian Spielman, Bristol University
Jonno Evans, The Cabinet Office
Angus Foulis, Bank of England
Roxana Slavcheva, The Economist
Medical Sciences 131, AV Hill LT
Registration and poster sessions will take place in the South Quad Pop Up Learning Hub.
Both venues are directly opposite the Print Cafe.