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Two recent Economics graduates shortlised for IAES Best Undergraduate Paper

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Two recent Economics graduates shortlised for IAES Best Undergraduate Paper

Two Warwick Economics students along with two others have been selected as finalists for the International Atlantic Economic Society's (IAES) Best Undergraduate Paper Competition.

Yin Li Toh and Gytautas Karklius, who both recently graduated with degrees in Bsc Economics and BSc Economics with Study Abroad respectively, have been selected as finalists, and will present their work at the 84th International Atlantic Economic Conference in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday, 7 October 2017.

The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize and have their paper printed in an upcoming issue of the Atlantic Economic Journal. The other three finalists will also receive a cash prize and be invited to have an 800 word abstract of their papers published in the same journal.

The papers being presented are:

  • Gytautas Karklius “JThe Effect of Central Bank Informal Communication on Bond Markets: The Evidence from the Bank of England

  • Yin Li Tohi “The Role of Land Wealth on Child Labour in Vietnam

The other finalists and their papers being presented are:

  • Christina Cheung “Eliminating the Penny in Canada: An Economic Analysis of Penny-rounding on Grocery Items" University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • Jessica Green “To What Extent Does Immigration Lead to Displacement Effects and Subdued Growth in Earnings for UK Workers? ” Nottingham Trent University, UK

This isn’t the first time Economics graduates have been selected for this award. In the past, Hameem Raees Chowdhury and Virginia Minni were selected as two finalists in October 2015 for their work, and both presented their papers in Boston, Massachusetts.


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