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Economics Student selected for the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences
We are proud to announce that Karmini Sharma, a PhD student in the Department of Economics, has been selected as one of the qualified Young Economists for the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.
As one of the 373 Young Economists from 60 countries she can look forward to participating in two prestigious events: the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in August 2021 and the interdisciplinary Online Science Days 2020.
The Lindau Meetings on Economic Sciences, founded in 1951, bring together young economists and Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel and have developed into a unique international scientific forum with some 35,000 PhD students and post-docs having taken part over the years.
The Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years and the next event will take place on Lake Constance in 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19). The Online Science Days 2020 which are due to take place this summer will enable the Young Economists, including Karmini, to exchange their knowledge and ideas in online lectures and discussions.
Karmini’s research focuses on development and experimental economics and the economics of gender. She is grateful to her supervisors who have nominated her for the 7th Lindau Meeting - Professor James Fenske and Dr Clément Imbert and she has commented: “It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated, amidst the lockdown. I would like to thank my supervisors: Clement Imbert and James Fenske for their constant solid support as without them, it would have not been possible!"
Professor James Fenske has praised Karmini’s research work: "Karmini has an exciting research portfolio of randomized interventions and laboratory experiments tied together by themes of gender and development. Her job market paper experimentally evaluates interventions aimed at tackling sexual harassment in Delhi colleges. Her other work informs our understanding of how women seek feedback, how their work is judged by others, and how their perceptions of their work and schooling environments shape the decisions they make, based on lab experiments carried out in Delhi and Warwick. What Karmini has accomplished during her PhD has been nothing short of remarkable."
Her working paper, with James Fenske and Alessandro Castagnetti, published as CAGE Working Paper 452-2020 is available here: Attribution Bias by Gender: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment
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