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Economics undergraduate, Adam Brzezinski, nominated for IAES 'Best Undergraduate Paper' Competition

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Economics undergraduate, Adam Brzezinski, nominated for IAES 'Best Undergraduate Paper' Competition

Adam, who graduated this summer with a First Class BSc (Econ) degree has been selected as one of the four finalists for this year's International Atlantic Economic Society for the Best Undergraduate Paper Competition.

The international Atlantic Economic Society have announced the finalists for their 12th Annual competition and have invited students to present their work at the 82nd International Atlantic Conference in Washington DC on the 15th October 2016. The winner of this prestigious competition will receive a cash prize and will have their paper printed in the upcoming issue of the Atlantic Economic Journal, with the other three finalists invited to have an 800 word abstract of their paper published. All finalists will receive a commemorative plaque to mark their accomplishment.

Adam's paper was the product of his third year Research in Applied Economics (RAE) project, entitled 'Synergies in Labour Market Institutions - The nonlinear effect of minimum wages on youth employment' which he completed under the supervision of Dr. Piotr Jelonek. The other finalists include students at the University of Virgina and at the University of Pennsylvania.

Last year, the department saw graduates Hameem Raees Chowdury, and Virginia Minni present their papers at the final stage of the IAES competition, with Hameem going on to win first place. Moreover, earlier this year, three Economics students, Mihlay Abel, Michael Gill and JJ Lim presented their RAE papers at the prestigious Carroll Round Conference, at Georgetown University, with Mihlay bringing home the award for 'outstanding participant'.

We are delighted to hear that, year after year, Warwick Economics students have excelled at major international conferences of undergraduate research. Many congratulations to Adam for keeping up the Warwick tradition! We wish him the best of luck for his presentation at the final stage of the IAES competition.
Dr. Gianna Boero, Module Leader of Research in Applied Economics