The "Policy and the UK’s Competitive Advantage: Evidence from 10 Years of Research", conference will discuss the impact on policy, and more broadly, of...
Economics PhD Conference
Our two day conference organised by Warwick Economics PhD students will bring together international PhD research from across the globe.
The 7th annual Warwick Economics PhD Conference, part-funded by the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) will be hosted at the University of Warwick campus in Coventry, United Kingdom. Our two-day PhD Conference provides a unique opportunity for PhD Candidates from universities across the world to present their work, learn and debate with other high-profile research students.
3-4 June 2019,
Social Sciences Building, S2.79, University of Warwick
This is a student-led conference organised annually by PhD students at the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and members of the faculty.
This year the organisers are proud to announce that the conference will begin with a keynote speech from the esteemed Professor Debraj Ray. Prof. Ray, known for his pioneering work in Development Economics and Game Theory, is at the Economics Department at New York University and a part-time professor at the University of Warwick.
Applications for this year’s conference are now closed. We welcome applications from research students in Economics and related disciplines from departments all over the world.
Find out more about how the PhD conference first began.
Learn more about where previous candidates came from in previous conferences.
Find out more about the stages of the application process.
Our Campus is in Coventry, a city that lies at the very heart of England and is easy to get to by road, rail and air.
CEPR/CAGE Workshop on the Economics of Religion
Venice, June 10-11, 2019
Organizers: Sascha O. Becker and Jared Rubin,
Generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and CAGE at Warwick University
Programme below and download here...
Sunday, 9 June 2019
All participants arrive. Dinner at 8.00pm.
Monday, 10 June 2019
Keynote 1: 8:45 -- 9:45: Maristella Botticini
“Nature or Nurture? Insights from Judaism and Jewish History, 70 - 1930”
Coffee break: 9:45 -- 10:00
Session 1: 10:00 -- 11:30
10:00 – 10:30 Religious Practice and Student Performance: Evidence from Ramadan Fasting
Erik Hornung (University of Cologne and CEPR) Guido Schwerdt (University of Konstanz) and Maurizio Strazzeri (University of Konstanz)
10:30 – 11:00 Christ's Shadow: Non-Cognitive Skills and Prosocial Behaviour Amongst the Guarani
Felipe Valencia Caicedo (University of British Columbia) and Hans-Joachim Voth (University of Zurich)
11:00 – 11:30 Can Schools Change Religious Attitudes? Evidence from German State Reforms of Compulsory Religious Education
Benjamin Arold (ifo Institute at the University of Munich) Ludger Woessmann (ifo Institute at the University of Munich), and Larissa Zierow (ifo Institute at the University of Munich)
Coffee break: 11:30 -- 11:45
Session 2: 11:45 -- 13:15
11:45 – 12:15 The Institutional Foundations of Religious Politics: Evidence from Indonesia
Samuel Bazzi (Boston University, NBER and CEPR), Gabriel Koehler-Derrick (Harvard University) and Benjamin Marx (Sciences Po)
12:15 – 12:45 Churching for Welfare: Politics and Religiosity in the US 1996-2010
Jeanet Sinding Bentzen (University of Copenhagen and CEPR) and Lena Lindbjerg Sperling (Copenhagen Business School)
12:45 – 13:15 The Economics of Missionary Expansion: Evidence from Africa and Implications for Development
Remi Jedwab (George Washington University), Felix Meier zu Selhausen (University of Sussex), Alexander Moradi (University of Sussex)
Lunch 13:15 -- 14:30
Session 3: 14:30 -- 16:00
14:30 – 15:00 The Protestant Reformation, Vernacularization, and Institutional Change
Rajesh Ramachandran (Heidelberg University) and Christine Binzel (FAU and CEPR)
15:00 – 15:30 Was Louis XIV Wrong? Socio-Economic Consequences of the Rise and Fall of Protestantism in Early Modern France
Cédric Chambru (University of Geneva)
15:30-16:00 Weber Revisited: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Nationalism
Felix Kersting (HU Berlin), Iris Wohnsiedler (HU Berlin), and Nikolaus Wolf (HU Berlin)
Coffee break: 16:00 -- 16:30
Session 4: 16:30 -- 18:00
16:30 – 17:00 God Games
Aidin Hajikhameneh (San Jose State University), Larry Iannaccone (Chapman University)
17:00 – 17:30 Supernatural Protection and Economic Behavior: Beer Retailers in Eastern DRC
Nathan Nunn (Harvard University, NBER and BREAD), Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (University of California, Berkeley) Max Winkler (University of Zurich)
17:30 – 18:00 Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes
Gharad Bryan (London School of Economics and CEPR), James J. Choi (Yale University), Dean Karlan (Northwestern University)
Dinner: 20:00: Location TBD
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Keynote 2: 8:45 -- 9:45: Robert Barro and Rachel McCleary
“Martyrs and Saints in Catholicism”
Coffee break: 09:45 -- 10:00
Session 5: 10:00 -- 11:30
10:00 – 10:30 Leader Identity and Coordination
Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex), Irma Clots-Figueras (Universidad Carlos III Madrid), Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame), Joseph Vecci (University of Gothenburg)
10:30- 11:00 Religious Legitimacy and the Long Divergence: Culture and Institutions in the West and in the Muslim World
Alberto Bisin (New York University and CEPR), Jared Rubin (Chapman University), Avner Seror (Chapman University), Thierry Verdier (Paris School of Economics)
11:00 – 11:30 The Economics of Religious Communities: Social Integration, Discrimination and Radicalization
Jean-Paul Carvalho (University of California, Irvine) and Michael Sacks (University of Louisville)
Coffee break: 11:30 -- 11:45
Session 6: 11:45 -- 13:15
11:45 – 12:15 Religiosity and Terrorism: Evidence from Ramadan Fasting
Roland Hodler (University of St Gallen and CEPR), Paul A. Raschky (Monash University) and Anthony Strittmatter (University of St Gallen)
12:15 – 12:45 Secularization and Religious Backlash: Evidence from Turkey
Seyhun Orcan Sakalli (University of Lausanne)
12:45 – 13:45 Stop Suffering! Economic Downturns and Pentecostal Upsurge
Francisco Costa (FGV EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance)
Lunch 13:15 -- 14:30
Session 7: 14:30 -- 16:00
14:30 – 15:00 Effects of Catholic Censorship during the Counter-Reformation
Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick and CEPR), Francisco J. Pino (University of Chile) and Jordi Vidal-Robert (University of Sydney)
15:00 – 15:30 Sex and the Mission: The Conflicting Effects of Early Christian Investments on the HIV Epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
Julia Cagé (Sciences Po Paris and CEPR) and Valeria Rueda (Pembroke College, Oxford University)
15:30 – 16:00 Ethnic and Religious Intergenerational Mobility in Africa
Alberto Alesina (Harvard University, NBER and CEPR), Sebastian Hohmann (London Business School), Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University, NBER, and CEPR), Elias Papaioannou (London Business School and CEPR)
Coffee break: 16:00 -- 16:30
Session 8: 16:30 -- 17:30
16:30 – 17:00 Markov Modeling of Cultural Evolution: an Application to Theistic Dynamics
Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado at Boulder and IZA) and Miles Kimball (University of Colorado at Boulder and NBER)
17:00 – 17:30 The Strategic Game between Autocratic Power, the Military, and the Clerics
Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse School of Economics), Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Namur), and Thierry Verdier (Paris School of Economics)
Keynote 3: 17:30 -- 18:30: Timur Kuran
“Uncovering Links between Islam and Economic Performance: Uses of Court Records”
Dinner: 20:00: Location TBD
Each session is 30 minutes in duration Author: 20-25 mins | Questions: 5-10 mins indicates presenting author
The "Policy and the UK’s Competitive Advantage: Evidence from 10 Years of Research", conference will discuss the impact on policy, and more broadly, of the research that CAGE researchers have been conducting since the centre began in January 2010.
The ESRC-funded centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), based at the Department for Economics at the University of Warwick, completes 10 years of funding at the end of 2019. To mark this occasion, CAGE is hosting a policy impact day on Thursday 27 June at the University of Warwick.
The day will feature sessions covering research specific to each of CAGE's four themes. The morning will begin with two thematic sessions. This will be followed by a lunchtime keynote address on policy and uncertainty by Nick Bloom (Stanford University). After lunch, Dame Frances Cairncross will chair a Policy Panel about broad issues of productivity, competitive advantage and policy in the UK; the panellists include Tera Allas (McKinsey Center for Government), Nick Bloom (Stanford University), Nick Crafts (CAGE director) and Rebecca Riley (NIESR / ESCOE). The afternoon will continue with the final two thematic sessions and conclude with a networking reception.
In addition to these events, CAGE is running theme-specific research workshops. These events (by invitation only), aimed at academics in the field, will present newer research in the various themes of CAGE.
Theme 1: What Explains Comparative Long-run Growth Performance?
with Stephen Broadberry
Theme 2: How do culture and institutions help to explain development and divergence in a globalising world?
with Sharun Mukand
with Andrew Oswald and Daniel Sgroi
Theme 4: What are the Implications of Globalisation and Global Crises for Policymaking and for Economic and Political Outcomes in Western Democracies?
with Vera Troeger
If you require additional information please contact Jane Snape .
India-China Conference 2019
The Centre for Competitive Advantage will be host the 2019 India - China Conference 1st - 2nd July 2019 at Radcliffe Conference Centre, The University of Warwick.
Programme to follow. (Invitation Only)
Bridges/CAGE Summer School 2019 in VeniceThe Bridges/CAGE Summer School on Behavioural Economics will take place in Venice from the 12th-13th September 2019. The event consists of half-day workshops on the foundations and frontiers in current research in behavioural economics and is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience of PhD students. Please apply here. The summer school is supported by the Bridges Leverhulme programme and the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). Objective Behavioural economics has produced influential and sometimes surprising insights into human decision-making ranging from financial decision-making to well-being. The aim of this summer school is to provide participants with an interdisciplinary forum for discussing these contributions. The workshops are lead by researchers who apply the tools of behavioural economics to unique contexts. The Leverhulme Bridges Programme is aimed at encouraging applications of mathematical techniques to relevant questions in social sciences. Bridges members have diverse background ranging from the study of financial mathematical models to profiling the kinds of people who believe in conspiracy theories. Consequently, the summer school will be a cross-disciplinary event open to researchers from all fields who are interested in behavioural economics. Invited Speakers Theresa Kuchler (NYU Stern) Pavitra Govindan (University of Utah) Redzo Mujcic (University of Warwick) Henrik Singmann (University of Warwick) Cost We charge £100 to cover lunches on 12th and 13th and dinner on the 12th. Accomodation is not included but we can provide you with a list of affordable hotels close to the conference venue. Organising Team Lara Vomfell and Giovanni Burro