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Third suite of top Economics student research papers published on Warwick Monash portal

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Third suite of top Economics student research papers published on Warwick Monash portal

Ten exciting and original dissertations have been published today in the bi-annual Warwick Monash Economics Student Papers (WM-ESP) series.

The online portal showcases the best undergraduate and masters economics research at the two partner universities. The ten papers published today bring the total in the series to 42.

The WM-ESP portal was launched just over 12 months ago with 17 carefully selected papers. A further 15 were added in February 2022. The series aims to provide an insight into the issues which young economists are using their skills to understand and solve. Issues tackled so far include income inequality, obesity, climate change, human capital, boardroom diversity, and livestock vaccination rates in Vietnam.

Member of the WM-ESP Editorial Board Dr Cecilia Lanata-Briones said:

“The Warwick Editorial Board of the WM-ESP is delighted to publish this third collection of original and innovative student research papers.

“Research is at the heart of the Monash Warwick Alliance’s mission and we believe that the work of our undergraduate and masters students fully deserves to be showcased alongside their more experienced research colleagues.

“We hope these dissertations inspire future students at Warwick, Monash and elsewhere with the breadth of topics tackled and the high quality of the work.”

Five of the students who were invited to submit their dissertations to the portal are studying at the University of Warwick.

Harry Beaven looked at the economics of the music industry, with a paper titled “Do songs become more popular after being sampled?” He said:

“It’s a real honour to have been selected for publication, especially considering that my research regards the largely overlooked field of cultural economics. I believe that the study of economics is not, and should not be, limited to just growth and game theory; in this regard I am so grateful to have received recognition for my efforts in proving the limitless potential of economics. I hope that my paper inspires more research outside of the bounds of traditional applications of theory, and that it can act as a step towards free creative expression within the market for recorded music.

Matthew Darke investigated how the risk of job automation in the UK has changed over time. He said:

“I am very grateful and proud to have had my project recognised and published as part of this paper series. The final year Research in Applied Economics project for me was an enjoyable and extremely rewarding experience. I greatly valued the opportunity to apply my econometric toolkit to the field of technology and AI in particular, which I am really interested in.”

Jack Kemp’s dissertation looks at the educational impact of weakening teachers’ unions using evidence from Wisconsin. He said:

“I am very proud to be selected for the Warwick Monash Economics Student Paper Series. I worked hard on my project and it is rewarding to have my work noticed. I think that it is important to disseminate student research and I hope people find my project interesting.”

Patricio Hernandez Senosiain’s paper is “Why do men keep swiping right? Two-sided search in swipe-based dating platorms.” The fifth Warwick paper selected for publication is by Anya Dobson and is titled “Impacts of ECB unconventional monetary policy on Eurozone sovereign risk: A cross-country analysis.”

Formed 10 years ago in 2012, the Warwick Monash AllianceLink opens in a new window brings together two research-focused universities in an ambitious and collaborative partnership dedicated to developing international leaders and expertise for the future.

Related Links

Read our first article on this initiative from 30 September 2021. Top Economics Student Research Showcased on Warwick Monash Portal.

Read the February 2022 update: MSc Economics student research featured on Warwick Monash portalLink opens in a new window

Visit the portal here: Warwick Monash Economics Student PapersLink opens in a new window