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 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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