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Warwick Applied Workshop 2019

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Warwick Applied Workshop 2019

The Warwick Applied Workshop (WAW) will take place on Thursday 13th June – Friday 14th June 2019 at Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick.

The workshop provides early-career researchers working on applied aspects of economics with the opportunity to discuss their work in an informal environment with other researchers in their field, including top academics from the department.

This year, we have invited 10 speakers working on various topics: Labour, Development, Public Economics and Industrial Organisation.

Here is a detailed programme of the event:

Thursday 13 June


09.45 – 09.55

Arrival: Registration (at Radcliffe Reception)

09.55 - 10.00

Welcome and Introduction (in Space 37)

Session 1, Space 37


10.00 – 10.45

Mitch Downey (Stockholm IIES)

Limiting Worker Discretion: Evidence from Federal Prosecutors (joint with Ben Grunwald at Duke School of Law)

10.45 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.00

Pauline Rossi (Amsterdam)

The Old-Age Security Motive for Fertility

12.00 – 14:00

Lunch, Radcliffe Restaurant
Session 2, Space 37  
14.00 – 14.45

Daniel Reck (LSE)

Optimal Defaults with Normative Ambiguity

14.45 – 15.30

İrem Güçeri (Oxford)

Quantifying and Alleviating Financing Constraints for Innovative Firms

15.30 – 16.00


16.00 – 16.45

Teodora Boneva (Oxford)

Can Perceived Returns Explain Enrollment Gaps in Postgraduate Education?

16.45 – 17.30

Noriko Amano-Patino (Cambridge)

Human Capital Accumulation, Search Frictions and the Gender Wage Gap

Friday 14 June


Session 3, Space 37


09.00 – 09.45

Marta Santamaria Monturiol (UPF)

The Gains from Reshaping Infrastructure: Evidence from the Division of Germany

09.45 – 10.30

Irene Botosaru (Bristol)

Binarization for Panel Models with Fixed Effects

10.30 – 11.00


11.00 – 11.45

Anna Bindler (Gothenburg)

The Impact of the First Professional Police Forces on Crime (with Randi Hjalmarsson)

11.45 - 12.30

Eva Vivalt (Australian National University)

Pre-Analysis Plans for the Y Combinator Basic Income RCT

12.30 – 14.15

Lunch, Radcliffe Restaurant



The workshop is organised by the Department of Economics of the University of Warwick and funded by the Labour and Econometrics and the Public and Political Economy research groups.

Staff and graduate students are welcome to attend the workshop. Please use this button to register:

Register to attend