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Two Economics undergraduate named as finalists for IAES 'Best Undergraduate Paper' Competition

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Two Economics undergraduate named as finalists for IAES 'Best Undergraduate Paper' Competition

Both students graduated this summer with Paul achieving an Upper Second Class (BS Philosophy, Politics and Economics) degree and Mary, a First Class (BS Economics, Politics and International Studies) degree will presented their work at the 86th International Atlantic Economic Society Conference in in New York City, on Saturday, 13 October 2018.

Past Successes

Last year, the department saw graduates Gytautas Karklius and Yin Li Toh present their papers at the final stage of the IAES competition.

In 2016, Adam Brzezinski won first place for the 'Best Undergraduate Paper' at the Atlantic Economic Society Conference. His 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',

In 2015, 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. His winning paper entitled “Joint-Liability in Microcredit: Evidence from Bangladesh”, was included in the Atlantic Economic Journal

For two Warwick students studying Economics to be selected amongst the four finalists in this highly regarded worldwide competition is a tremendous achievement for them, for the Department and for the University, and continues a remarkable tradition with seven finalists in the last 4 years.

In all of these cases, including Mary Polyakova and Paul Noller, the successful submissions have comprised the students’ RAE dissertation and hence further underlines the uniqueness and value of the Department’s flagship final year undergraduate research module RAE. I am delighted for the students and hope they find the whole experience rewarding both intellectually and personally. I wish them all the very best for the final stage of this international competition.
Dr. Gianna Boero, Module Leader of Research in Applied Economics