2018 Keynote Lectures

The keynote addresses will be delivered by:

Maristella Botticini (Bocconi), Economic Journal Lecture

Maristella Botticini is Professor of Economics, as well as director and fellow of IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research) at Università Bocconi in Milan.

Botticini’s research interests include Jewish economic history, marriage markets in comparative perspective, and the empirical analysis of contracts. In 2012 her book, co–authored with Zvi Eckstein, The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70 - 1492, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category. 

Botond Koszegi (Central European University), Hahn Lecture

Botond Koszegi is currently Professor of Economics at the Central European University. Botond’s research interests include behavioural ecomonics theory, health economics, welfare costs and contract theory.

In 2016 he was appointed Egyetemi Tanár by the President of Hungary and currently sits as a council member of the European Economic Association and in 2015 he was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics. Koszegi was a managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies between 2013 and 2017.

Dave Donaldson (MIT), Sargan Lecture

Dave Donaldson's research interests include intersection of International/Intranational Trade, Development Economics, Economic History and Environmental Economics. He has studied, among other topics: the welfare and other effects market integration, the impact of improvements in transportation infrastructure, how trade can mediate the effects of climate change, and how trade affects food security and famine.  

He currently serves as a co-editor at the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, as an editorial board member at the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and as a program director (for Trade) at the International Growth Centre.

Andrew Chesher (UCL and Cemmap), Past President's Address

Andrew Chesher is the William Stanley Jevons Professor of Economics and Economic Measurement at University College London and is the Director of the ESRC Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap) and the Immediate Past President of the Royal Economic Society.

Andrew's research interests cover many aspects of microeconometric theory and practice with currently an emphasis on identification analysis and instrumental variable models and methods.

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