UCL Department of Economics


Winners of Explore Econ 2020 Announced

28 February 2020

The Explore Econ 2020 undergraduate research conference announces winning paper, poster and winner of the Ignite Session.

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Earlier this week staff and students took part in the sixth annual undergraduate research conference Explore Econ. Professor Anthony Smith (Vice Provost, Education and Student Affairs) opened the event and Professor Sasha Roseneil (UCL Economics) presented the awards ceremony.

Please join us in congratulating the winners and runners up of Explore Econ 2020:

Winning Paper:

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

Runner up  - Dong Yi Wu “Understanding the impact of remittances and diaspora driven FDI on poverty reduction in developing countries”

Winning Poster:

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

Runner up  - Charles Graham “Derivatives: are we immune from another crisis?”

Winner for the #whateconomistsreallydo Ignite Session:

With the theme of “Using (and abusing) data in economics” - Tien-Jen Kao

The energy and commitment of the staff and students involved made this year’s Explore Econ an inspirational event. Congratulations everyone.

Explore Econ 2020 took place on Wednesday 26 February and was organised by CTaLE, UCL's Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics and sponsored by Frontier Economics.

The conference showcases independent work undertaken by students from all years of the undergraduate programme, much of it outside of the curriculum. Work was showcased through posters and presentations and the conference presented the winning contributions. Information about Explore Econ 2020 and previous year’s conferences can be found here.

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