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Econometrics and Labour

The Econometrics and Labour Research Group covers a wide number of topics within the areas of modern econometric theory and applications, as well as labour economics. On the econometrics side, the research interests include: the econometrics of networks, panel data econometrics, macroeconometrics and financial econometrics. On the labour side, the group is interested in, among other topics, the economics of education, gender economics, ethnic discrimination, personnel economics, crime, technology and innovation, job search, human capital, and happiness.

The group organises an econometrics seminar with external speakers on Wednesday at 2pm, which gathers around ten times a year. The group also participates in the CAGE seminar in applied economics, which runs weekly on Tuesday at 4pm. Students and faculty of the group present their work in progress in two brown bag seminars which run weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1pm. The group also co-organises annual workshops, such as the Warwick Applied Workshop (in June), which aims to gather young talented researchers in all fields of applied microeconomics, and the Econometrics Workshop, a one-day event coupled with an econometrics masterclass.

Our activities

Econometrics Seminar

Wednesday: 2-3pm
For faculty and PhD students at Warwick and other top-level academic institutions across the world. For a detailed scheduled of speakers please see our upcoming events.
Organisers: Luis Candelaria, Kenichi Nagasawa and Giovanni Ricco

Work in Progress Seminars

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1.00-2.00pm
Students and Faculty of the group present their work in progress in two brown bag seminars. For a detailed scheduled of speakers see our upcoming events.
Organisers: TBC

 
 
Wed 19 Feb, '20
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CAGE-AMES Workshop - Maggie Fok (PhD)
Cowling Room, S2.77

Title: Macroeconomic crises and cross-country achievement gap

Abstract: This paper studies the impact of economic crises during childhood on academic achievement across countries. Current literature focusses on the consequences of a specific economic crisis in one country on long-term educational attainment and labour market outcomes. This paper contributes to the study on economic shocks and human capital accumulation by extending to both global and country-specific crises and conducting a cross-country comparison. Second, in order to fully describe the different experiences of crises by students, it analyses the impact of economic crises from four dimensions based on the length, number and age of exposure rather than the mere occurrence of the events. I use 2003-2015 PISA datasets for students’ demographics, family and school characteristics. The Global Crises Data by Harvard Business School is used to generate four measures for economic crises. Preliminary results show that total years of exposure is the most significant element that explains the achievement gap and the effect of the age of exposure is insignificant. Students of both genders have lower reading, mathematics and science test scores for longer exposure to crises, but females’ scores are 1.2-2.5 points lower than males’. Native and immigrant students suffer lower scores from longer period of crises experienced. While natives have smaller drop in reading score, their performances in mathematics and science are worse than immigrants.

Tue 25 Feb, '20
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CWIP Lunchtime Workshop - Luis Candelaria
S2.79

Organiser: Christopher Roth

Tue 25 Feb, '20
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Applied Economics, Econometrics and Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Jonathan Colmer (Virginia)
S2.79

Title to be advised

Wed 26 Feb, '20
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CAGE-AMES Workshop - Amit Chaudhary (PhD)
Cowling Room, S2.77
Tue 3 Mar, '20
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CWIP Lunchtime Workshop - Robert Akerlof
S2.79

Organiser: Christopher Roth

Tue 3 Mar, '20
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Applied Economics, Econometrics and Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Matthew Shum (Caltech)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Wed 4 Mar, '20
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CAGE-AMES Workshop - Eleonora Alabrese (PhD)
Cowling Room, S2.77
Tue 10 Mar, '20
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CWIP Lunchtime Workshop - Emma Duchini
S2.79

Organiser: Christopher Roth

Wed 11 Mar, '20
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CAGE-AMES Workshop - Anca Balietti
Cowling Room, S2.77
Wed 11 Mar, '20
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Econometrics - Xinwei Ma (UCSD)
S0.10

Title to be advised

Wed 22 Apr, '20
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Econometrics Seminar - Shakeeb Khan (BC)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Luis Candelaria, Kenichi Nagasawa & Giovanni Ricco

Wed 6 May, '20
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Econometrics Seminar - Mattias Cattaneo (Princeton)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Luis Candelaria, Kenichi Nagasawa & Giovanni Ricco

Wed 13 May, '20
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Econometrics - Debopam Bhattacharya (Cambridge)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Mon 18 May, '20 - Tue 19 May, '20
9am - 4pm
Econometrics Workshop
S0.19

Runs from Monday, May 18 to Tuesday, May 19.

Wed 20 May, '20
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Econometrics - Frank Schorfheide (UPenn)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Wed 27 May, '20
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Econometrics Seminar - Elena Manresa (NYU)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Luis Candelaria, Kenichi Nagasawa & Giovanni Ricco