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Explore Econ 2020

Explore Econ

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 Organised by CTaLE, UCL's Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics

UCL Economics will host its sixth annual undergraduate research conference Explore Econ, on Wednesday 26 February 2020. This high profile event will be opened by Professor Anthony Smith (Vice Provost, Education & Student Affairs). Professor Sasha Roseneil (UCL) will present the awards ceremony. The popular #whateconomistsreallydo session is back this year, starting at 5.30pm with a theme of "Using (and Abusing) Data in Economics" and features staff and student speakers.


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.

#ExploreEcon2020 #ExploreEcon

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Programme

Conference room: Institute of Advanced Studies Common Ground, Wilkins Building

 

13:00 - 13:50

Registration& Coffee

Poster displays:

-Charles Graham: Derivatives: are we immune from another crisis?

-Niharika Singh: Analysing the effect of cultural norms on the student debt crisis and educational arms race

-Jiri Pastrnak: Synthetic securitisation: An unconventional weapon in a Central Bank’s arsenal.

-Jonathan Kwan: Found without being known: Dynamic p ricing with auxiliary information

-Georgie Conlan: Can the environment be fully internalised into business decision making?

-Daniel Nandwani: Antibiotic resistance: Are economic incentives the solution?

-Shivam Gujral: Direct Benefit Transfers: A way forward to transform the Indian Education system?

-Arshiya Sawhney: Is "eco-friendly" fashion more than just a gimmick?

-Jin Luo: The effect of mental health on labour productivity: A machine learning approach

The winner of S-Factor:

-Melusine Lebret: Mars Colonisation

UCL EconFrame Showcase:

13:50 - 14:00

Opening Address:

Professor Anthony Smith, Vice Provost (Education and Student Affairs)

14:00 - 14:45

Presentations session 1: Markets

Chair: Professor Martin Cripps (UCL)

-Nicholas Waltz and Oscar Leyle Perez: Confused choirs? A dynamic game theory model of choir singing

-Sean Tiansui Tu: Comparative Statics on Product Quality for Oligopoly

-Alberto Minghetti: Exploring why crime and house prices correlate positively in London

 

14:45 - 15:00

First Year Challenge Presentations/Awards

Presented by: Professor Aureo de Paula (UCL)

15:00 - 15:45

Presentation Session 2 : Finance and macroeconomy

Chair: Dr Wei Cui (UCL)

-Junzhao Shi: Do poor families drop out of school because of low income?

-Jogi Sidhu: The details matter in monetary policy: futures or swaps?

-Cezary Klimczuk: Letting the machines do the maths: An AI predicting cryptocurrency movements

15:45 - 16:15Coffee Break and posters
16:15 - 17:00

Presentation Session 3: Inequality and development

Chair: TBC

-Marco Cokic: Were German colonies profitable?

-Dong Yi Wu: Understanding the impact of remittances and diaspora driven FDI on poverty reduction in developing countries

-Marcell Daniel Orban: Does equal learning opportunities boost long-term economic growth?

17:00 - 17:15Break and Posters
17:15 - 18:15

#whateconomistsreallydo Ignite Session.

Chair: Professor Sasha Roseneil, Executive Dean, Social and Historical Sciences

Theme: Using (and abusing data in economics)

-Professor Morten Ravn (UCL) & Tien-Jen Kao

-Dr Michela Tincani (UCL) & Xiaotang Xu

-George Stoye (IFS) & Yixuan Li

18:30 - 19:30Reception and Prize-giving by Professor Marcos Vera Hernandez (UCL)

 

Judging panel

Mark McDonald - HSBC Global Research

Phil Burns - Frontier Economics

Alexis Raichoudhury - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Guido Tubaldi - Roundhill Ventures

Venue
Conference room:  Institute of Advanced Studies Common Ground, Wilkins Building

Ground Floor, South Wing, UCL. Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

 

 

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