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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Organised by CTaLE, UCL's Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics

UCL Economics will host it's fifth annual undergraduate research conference Explore Econ, on Wednesday March 13 2019. This high profile event will opened by Sasha Roseneil UCL Dean of Social and Historical Sciences. 
The conference showcases independent work undertaken by students from all years of the undergraduate programme, much of it outside of the curriculum. This will be presented in posters and presentations and in addition, the conference will also showcase the winning contributions of our First Year Challenge, a multimedia film project.

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Programme

13:00-13:50

Registration – Coffee - Multimedia presentations and poster displays:

Laidlaw Scholars Showcase:

 

13:50-14:00

Opening Address: 
Professor Sasha Roseneil, Dean of UCL Social & Historical Sciences

14:00-14:50

Presentations session 1: Markets

Chair: Elena Ashtari Tafti

 

14:50-15:10

First Year Challenge Presentations/Awards

 

15:10-16:00

Presentations Session 2: Inequality and development

Chair: Professor Ian Preston

16:00-16:20

Coffee Break

16:20-17:10

 

Presentation Session 3: Political and social economy

Chair: Professor Aureo de Paula

17:10-17:30

Break

 

17:30-18:30

 

#whateconomistsreallydo  -  Ignite Session

Chair: Sir Richard Blundell
Paired presentations by academics and students:

  • Professor Imran Rasul and Vil Kiraikou: Economics of health epidemics 
  • Professor Albert Marcet and Yashir Piracha: Stock price fluctuations and uninformed traders
  • Dr Lena Hassani Nezhad and Shinmyeong Kang: Maternity leave and women’s labour market outcomes
  • Dr Alejandro Estefan and Antara Roy: Domestic violence and its economic effects

18:30-19:30

Reception and Prize-giving by Professor Antonio Cabrales 

Judging panel

Mark McDonald - HSBC Global Research

Victoria Monro - Bank of England

Alexis Raichoudhury - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Roxana Slavcheva - Economist Intelligence Unit

Venue

UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Registration and poster sessions will take place in Room W3.01

 

Hosted by:                                   Sponsored by:

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