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Sixth suite of top Economics student research papers showcased on Warwick Monash portal

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Sixth suite of top Economics student research papers showcased on Warwick Monash portal

We are proud to report that four of the best Warwick Economics student dissertations have been published in the sixth round of the Warwick Monash Economics Student Papers (WM-ESP) series.

The WM-ESP portal showcases the top innovative and original research papers written by Warwick and Monash undergraduate and postgraduate students. Over 74 papers have been published since its launch in 2021, covering the most significant topics for young economists in todays climate, including the housing market, climate change, gender inequality and healthcare.

We congratulate our four students for this fantastic achievement and for the fascinating research that they have conducted; we wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

You can find out more about their research papers below:

Sai Shreyas Krishna KumarLink opens in a new window's paper explores what the potential policy of allowing women to work night-shifts would have on the Indian female labour market. He commented:

“I am delighted and honoured to have my MSc thesis featured in the WM-ESP series. In this paper, I address an important question on how removing restrictions on night shifts for women workers affect their labour market outcomes. This was an exciting yet challenging piece of research to work on. I particularly enjoyed learning about developing context-specific identification strategies that has held me in good stead even after my Master’s degree. Having my paper published on WM-ESP is a crucial stepping stone in building my career as a researcher and I will always be thankful to the WM-ESP editors, my supervisor and professors for their role in my academic journey.”

In her paper, Heng Ying LiLink opens in a new window evaluates the impact of a residential landlord tax reform (Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015) on property prices, using Difference-in-differences and Logit to examine property transaction data and determine whether buy-to-let is still worthwhile after the reform. She commented:

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have my paper selected for the Warwick Monash Economics Student Paper Series, which will be available to both aspiring students and economists. In this work, I looked at the impact of a tax policy reform and used specialised approaches to process large amounts of data. I hope these techniques inspire and encourage other policy researchers to focus more on individual-level data because they enable custom aggregation and greater modelling precision."

Esa Azali Asyahid's paper analyses local government splits in Indonesia over the past 20 years and analyses its impact on business revenue growth, particularly at the household-level. He comments:

"I am thrilled and honoured to be recognized for my hard work! I hope that the publication of my dissertation in this series will make it reach a broader audience as the topic is important yet still under-researched. I am really grateful to my supervisor, Dr. Andreas Stegmann, for his unwavering support and invaluable guidance throughout this project."

In his paper, Venkata Tanay Kasyap KondiparthyLink opens in a new window explores the concept of Type spaces in finite player games as constructed by Brandenburger and Dekel, and extends it to infinitely many player games, analysing the inductions that can be drawn. He commented:

"I am very pleased to have been included in this year’s Warwick-Monash Economics student paper series. I completed my undergraduate studies at Warwick Economics as well and have always had an ambition to complete a theory research work in mathematical economics and economic theory. This ambition was sparked due to the incredible mathematical economics courses provided by the Warwick Economics department. However, pure theory research works are often a risky proposition, given the intensive time commitment to complete both the MSc Dissertation and the undergraduate RAE.

With the help of my wonderful supervisors Prof Polemarchakis and Prof Hammond, I have been able to achieve this aspiration. I am very happy to have been able to complete my thesis in one of the most technical sub-fields of game theory and provide a novel contribution to the literature. It has been an incredible learning experience, combining topics from mathematics in measure theory, functional analysis, stochastic processes, and economic theory topics generally available during advanced years of PhD training. I am very happy to have been able to understand and extend this literature, which I hope can one day become the foundation of my PhD thesis.

I can gladly say this paper has been the most fruitful academic experience of my complete tenure at Warwick Economics and hope it encourages future MSc and BSc students to undertake their dissertations in economic theory."

Relevant Links

Top Economics student research showcased on Warwick Monash portal in it's fifth release 9 October 2023

Fourth Suite of student research papers showcased on Warwick Monash portal 9 March 2023