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 will take place on Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 June and is 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 will be hosted online.

This years symposium will consist of three keynote sessions and a selection of parallel sessions for papers to be presented and discussed:

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 Arizona

Amanda Friedenberg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. 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.

Prof Heski Bar-Isaac

Managing Editor of the Economic Journal

Heski Bar-Isaac is a Professor at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto, research fellow at CEPR, and CRESSE associate. His research is in applied microeconomic theory, in particular applications of information economics, game theory, and contract theory to industrial organization, organizational economics, and corporate finance.

Call for papers 

Applications are now closed.  Outcomes will be communicated in early June.



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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