RES Symposium of Junior Researchers

Organised by research students for research students, the Symposium of Junior Researchers is supported by the Society and takes place annually.

The Symposium aim is to bring together young economists at different stages of their research to encourage discussion and the sharing of knowledge.  Submissions are welcome from PhD students and early career researchers in any field of economics. 

The 2022 Symposium took place on Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 June and was organised by research students at the University of Warwick's Department of Economics. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium was hosted online.

RES 2022 Symposium Recordings

Recordings of the Symposium sessions are available to view here:

Professor Veronika Grimm, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), The Economics of Renewable and Traditional Energy

Professor Amanda Friedenberg, Managing Editor of the Economic Journal & University of Michigan, How to Get Published?


29 June programme

10:10                       Welcome and housekeeping
10:30 - 12:00          Paper presentations 1

1.1 Banking

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1.2 Africa 

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1.3 Environmental

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A.    Imperfect Banking Competition and the Propagation of Risk Shocks  A.    Shine a (night) light: The (unequal) impact of Decentralization on Development in Burkina Faso A.    Central Banks and Climate Policy: Unpleasant Trade-Offs? A Principal-Agent Approach
B.    Bank Competition and Entrepreneurial Gaps: Evidence from Bank Deregulation B.    A Few Good Masks: Evidence from Mask Manufacturing in Rwanda during the COVID-19 Pandemic B.    Consumers’ health and environmental awareness and preferences: The case of high fructose corn syrup
C.    Government-owned Banks and Development: on Unintended Consequences of Bank Privatizations  C.    Moving Opportunity. Road Building and Education in Benin, Cameroon, and Mali C.    Climate-induced migration and environmental values

12:00 - 14:00          Break

14:00 - 15:00          Paper presentations 

2.1 Business Cycle

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2.2 Networks  

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2.3 Applied Micro

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A.    Aggregate Uncertainty, Repeated Transition Method, and the Aggregate Cash Cycle A.    Endogenous Institutions: a network experiment in Nepal  A.    Spillovers in the Charitable Market: Evidence from Reputation Shocks
B.    Supply Chain Dynamics and Resilience of the Economy During a Crisis B.    Evaluating the Effects of Incentive Programs on Residential Solar Panel Adoption in Massachusetts B.    Home Country Conditions, Return Intentions and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Terrorist Attacks Worldwide

15:00 - 15:45          How to Get Published?  Insights from Journal Editors
                                 Prof Amanda Friedenberg, Managing Editor Economic Journal & University of Michigan

16.00 - 17.00          Keynote: The Economics of Renewable and Traditional Energy
Prof. Veronika Grimm, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

30 June programme

09:45                      Welcome and housekeeping
10:00 - 11:30          Paper Presentation 3

 3.1 Children and teaching   

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3.2 Applied Macro    

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3.3 Industrial Organisation 

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A.    Teaching position and school outcomes: empirical evidence from the Philippines

Irene Jo Arzadon

 A.    Cross-Sectional Dependence in Growth-at-Risk

Shaoni Nandi

A.    Electricity Market Design and Market-Based Environmental Policy in India

Shefali Khanna

B.    Evaluating the Effects of the Teacher’s Scholarship in Chile

Maria Pia Iocco

B.    Risk Factors in International Capital Flows

Simon Hong

B.    Can gender-blind algorithmic pricing eliminate the gender gap?

Ozge Demirci

C.    Give me a child until they are seven: Decision-making in children and adolescents using an incentivised role-play labour market

Merrilyn Groom

C.    Global Corporate Bond Markets and Local Monetary Policy Transmission

Ahmet Benlialper


11:30                       Break
11:45 - 12.45          Paper Presentation 4

4.1 Gender

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 4.2 Behavioural Macro

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4.3 Innovation

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A.    Displacement, a step on women’s marriage? Natural disasters and cultural norms

Laura Muñoz Blanc

A.    Five facts about the dynamics of stock market participation

Akash Raja, Sigurd Mølster Galaasen

A.    Financial development and patents during the First Industrial Revolution: England and Wales

Jinlin Wei

B.    Female Empowerment and the Intrinsic Demand for Agency: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria

Mohammed Mehrab Bin Bakhtiar

 B.    Limited Memory, Time-varying Expectations and Asset Pricing

Guido Ascari, Yifan Zhang

B.    Innovation or Lobbying: Who does what against foreign competition?

Olimpia Cutinelli-Rendina

12:45                       Break
13:30 - 15:00          Paper Presentation 5

5.1 Labour  

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 5.2 Monetary

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5.3 Theory

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A.    Deunionization and skills 

Joseph Pickens

 A.    Interest Rate Uncertainty and Sovereign Default Risk 

Shahed Khan

 A.    Repeated Contests with Toughness

Marco Serena

B.    Robots and Wage Polarization: The Effects of Robot Capital across Occupations

Daisuke Adachi

B.    The Optimal Design of Central Bank Action

Victor Monteiro

 B.    Information Obfuscation

Shuo Xu

C.    Occupational polarisation and endogenous task-biased technical change 

Wenchao Jin

C.    Demographic Trends and the Transmission of Monetary Policy

Giacomo Mangiante

C.    Costly Advertising and Information Congestion

Ryoji Jinushi

15:00                       Break
15:15 - 16:15          Paper Presentation 6

6.1 Firms  

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6.2 Household Finance 
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6.3 Public Goods Games

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A.    Uneven Firm Growth in a Globalized World 

Xiaomei Sui

A.    Costly Attention and Retirement

Jamie Hentall MacCuish

 A.    Public Goods Game on Network with Kantian Agents

Kohmei Makihara

B.    Job Prospects, Compensation, and Young Firm Dynamics

Seula Kim

B.    Uncertainty, Citizenship & Migrant Saving Choices

Hannah Zillessen

B.    Global Games in Public Good environments

Efthymios Smyrniotis

16:15                       Thank you and close

Keynote speakers

Wednesday 29 June

Professor Veronika Grimm, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
The Economics of Renewable and Traditional Energy

Professor Dr Veronika Grimm

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Grimm has been Professor of Economic Theory at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 2008. She studied economics and sociology at the Universities of Hamburg and Kiel and received her PhD in economics from Humboldt University Berlin in 2002. After her PhD she was an assistant professor at University of Alicante and spent some time at CORE and ULB, before she joined University of Cologne.

Her research interests are in the fields of market design (economic engineering) , behavioral economics, industrial organization, and energy economics. She is the founding director of the Laboratory of Experimental Research in Nuremberg (LERN) and head of the division „Energy Market Design“ at Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN). In 2020 Professor Grimm has been appointed to Germany’s most important advisory committee for matters of economic policy.

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How to Get Published?  Insights from Journal Editors

Wednesday 29 June

Prof Amanda Friedenberg

Managing Editor of the Economic Journal | University of Michigan

Amanda Friedenberg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on microeconomic theory and, in particular, game theory and political economy. Amanda also serves as an Associate Editor at Econometrica and the Journal of Economic Theory.



The 2021 Symposium was held on Tuesday 18 May, online. The RES would like to thank the organisting committee, comprised of PhD students from Queens University Belfast.  Thanks also to Andrew Clarke for an excellent presentation titled - Fasten your seatbelts! The consequences of economic insecurity and Joachim Voth for an informative session on getting published.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark holds a PhD from the LSE. He is CNRS Research Professor at the Paris School of Economics, and previously held posts at Dartmouth, Essex, CEPREMAP, DELTA, the OECD and the University of Orléans. His work has used job and life satisfaction scores, and other psychological indices, as proxy measures of utility. His research has addressed relative utility or comparisons (to others like you, to your partner, and to yourself in the past), and the use of long-run panel data in collaboration

with psychologists to map out habituation to life events (such as job loss, marriage, and divorce). Recent work has used birth-cohort data to trace out the relationship between family background and childhood events, on the one hand, and adult outcomes (including those pertaining to subjective well-being), on the other. In addition to his Paris position, he holds research associate positions at the London School of Economics, IZA (Bonn), Kent Business School and the University of Luxembourg.

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Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth studied economics, history and philosophy in Bonn, Freiburg, Oxford and Florence. He never got a BA but obtained his doctorate from Nuffield College in 1996, and after some time for McKinsey in Germany, Argentina and Brazil, held positions in Cambridge and UPF-Barcelona.

He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, MIT, Princeton, NYU, and Berkeley, and is currently UBS Foundation Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich. When one of his three daughters is not humiliating him at chess, he enjoys photography and woodworking.

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Every year a prize is awarded for the Best Paper presented at the Symposium of Junior Researchers.  Please contact for more information.


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