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Two Warwick Economics students present papers at prestigious Carroll Round

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Two Warwick Economics students present papers at prestigious Carroll Round

Earlier this year, two final year Economics students presented their papers at the Carroll Round International Conference, which took place at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. on 11-14 April 2019, with Jonas Knecht awarded the 'Best Participant' prize.

The Carroll Round is an international economics conference which takes place annually at Georgetown University, Washington D.C and provides a unique forum for research and discussion among the world’s top undergraduates and encourages and supports scholarly innovation in the field of Economics.

Diveena Nanthakumaran and Jonas Knecht presented their papers as part of the Research in Applied Economics (RAE) module which undergraduate Economic students study during their final year of their degree course. Jonas presented his paper "An Analysis of Brexit Services Trade Effects Using a Synthetic Control Model" and Diveena's paper "The Effects of Social Interaction and Internet Usage on Stock Market Participation: Evidence from Europe".

Winning the award for the 'Best Participant' prize, Jonas said:

"It was an incredible honor to win this award, I had a great time and would really encourage all students interested in economics research to get involved with the Carroll Round when they can."

Commenting on her experience, Diveena said:

"The Carroll Round conference was a very enjoyable and insightful experience; not only is it a great opportunity to develop your own research and presentation skills but you also get exposure to different fields of research within Economics. It was also really great meeting students from a wide range of universities across the world."

Each year, Professor Gianna Boero, RAE Module Leader, invites RAE tutors to nominate students with promising dissertation projects for consideration for departmental endorsement of their submission to the Carroll Round. Those students whose submissions are successful are then given financial support by the Department of Economics to attend the conference and present the results of their research.

Year after year, Warwick Economics RAE students have excelled at the Carroll Round conference in having their submitted papers accepted and invited to present at the conference. The annual conference attracts students from top undergraduate programmes, including the universities of Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, LSE, Oxford, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. In 2017, Tim Maecker was awarded the Prize for ‘Best Paper’ and David Henning was awarded the Prize for ‘Best Participant’. In 2016, Mihaly Abel was awarded the '‘Outstanding Participant’. In 2015 the award went to Raees Chowdhury, in 2012 to Samuel Evans and in 2011 to Nik Orlov.