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Doctoral Conference 2016

Thursday 12 May 2016, Room G.7, Humanities Bridgeford Street


  • 9am - 9.15am Welcome address.

9.15am - 11.15am Econometrics and Macroeconomics (1)

Chaired by Tad Gwiazdowski


  • 9.15am - 9.45am James Lincoln: Group-GEL with many moment conditions

Macroeconomics (1)

  • 9.45am - 10.15am Pengfei Jia: Capital Controls and Welfare with Cross-Border Bank Capital Flows
  • 10.15am - 10.45am Sama Bombaywala: Optimal Capital Income Taxation in the Borrower-Saver Model
  • 10.45am - 11.15am Chuku Chuku: Characterizing Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules and Interactions when Commodity Prices Matter

11.15am - 11.30am Tea break- Foyer

11:30am - 1pm Macroeconomics (2)

Chaired by Panagiotis Margaris

  • 11.30am - 12pm King Yoong Lim: Industrial Transformation with Heterogeneous FDI and Human Capital
  • 12pm - 12.30pm Ali Raza: Revisiting the Trade-Growth Nexus: A Nonparametric Approach
  • 12.30pm - 1pm Eman Abdulla: Labour Markets in Depression: Worker Flows and Unemployment Dynamics in Greece, Portugal and Spain since the Financial Crisis of 2008

1.00pm - 1.45pm Lunch break - Foyer

1.45pm - 3:45pm Economic Theory and Development Economics

Chaired by Krzysztof Brzezinski

Economic Theory

  • 1.45pm - 2.15pm Sergei Belkov: Evolutionary Behavioural Finance: a model with short selling
  • 2.15pm - 2.45pm Tung Minh Le: Optimal Voting-by-committees Rule
  • 2.45pm - 3.15pm Yizhi Wang: Power Sharing, Fairness and Income Redistribution

Development Economics

  • 3.15pm - 3.45pm Ning Xue: A Model of Redistribution with Occupational Choice

3.45pm - 4pm Tea break- Foyer

4pm – 6pm Development and Environmental Economics

Chaired by Ibrahim Tajudeen

Development Economics

  • 4pm - 4.30pm Chisom Ubabukoh: “Why do Farmers Grow the Crops they Do?”: The Impact of Crop Choice on Agricultural Productivity and Poverty
  • 4.30pm - 5pm Diego Morris: Performance in Single Product Innovating Firms

Environmental Economics

  • 5pm - 5.30pm Keila Meginnis: Strategic Bias in Discrete Choice Experiments
  • 5.30pm - 6pm Faten Saliba: Heterogeneity in Environmental Practices - The Role of Information-based Environmental Policy

6pm - 6.10pm Endnote/thanks

6.10pm onwards Dinner at Salutation.