2nd Annual Southern PhD Economics Conference

Date: 15th and 16th of June 2022

Venue: University of Reading (UK)


We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2nd Annual Southern PhD Economics Conference (ASPEC) which will be held on 15th and 16th June 2022. This PhD conference is supported by the economics departments and schools of nine universities [University of Bath, Oxford Brookes University, City University of London, University of East Anglia, Royal Holloway (University of London), Middlesex University, University of Reading, University of Southampton and University of Sussex] broadly based in the south of the United Kingdom.

The conference committee is accepting papers from PhD students and postdocs on any topic that falls within the discipline of economics. This will be a two-day conference and will be held in-person at the University of Reading (UK). Consideration will therefore be given to those who can present their work in-person.

Please send extended abstracts or full papers to: aspec2022conference@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is 12th of May 2022. Decisions will be communicated by 20th May 2022.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Almudena Sevilla

University College London, UK

Almudena Sevilla is a Professor in Economics and Public Policy at UCL, Co-Director of the UCL Centre of Time Use Research, and is currently the Chair of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee. She has also held positions at Queen Mary University, University of Oxford, University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research, and the Congressional Budget Office in Washington DC. Almudena is an applied micro economist whose research focuses on the areas of gender, child development, and human capital. She teaches courses in these areas at the Graduate and Undergraduate Level.

Prof. Stephen Jenkins

London School of Economics, UK

Stephen Jenkins is Professor of Economic and Social Policy. He is a quantitative generalist with most of his research about income inequality and poverty, and also mobility. His work addresses topics such as the rise in top incomes and their contribution to recent increases in inequality, how to measure poverty persistence and assess which factors trigger exits from a poverty spell. He also researches related topics such as labour market participation and the tax and benefit system. He has interests in quantitative research methods including statistical graphics, and the use of survey and administrative record data. He coordinates the Global Inequalities Observatory in LSE’s International Inequalities Institute.

Conference Committee

  • Grivas Chiyaba - University of Reading

  • Kaelo Ntwaepelo - University of Reading

  • Eleanor Eator - University of Bath

  • Mohamed Zahran - City University of London

  • Alexandros Sokianos - Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Jiawei Xu - Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Yingrui Wang - Royal Holloway, University of London

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