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Warwick Economics Undergraduates honoured at Prestigious Carroll Round and bring home the Best Paper and the Best Participant awards

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Warwick Economics Undergraduates honoured at Prestigious Carroll Round and bring home the Best Paper and the Best Participant awards

Photo of Tim Maecker, Doctor Jason Furman, David Henning and Marcel Schlepper

From left Tim Maecker, Doctor Jason Furman, David Henning and Marcel Schlepper

We are pleased to announce that three final year Economics students presented their RAE dissertations at the prestigious Carroll Round International Conference, which took place at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. on 20-23 April 2017. The Conference provides a unique forum for research and discussion among the world’s top undergraduates and encourages and supports scholarly innovation in the field of Economics.

The 16th Annual Carroll Round took place on 20-23 April 2017 at Georgetown University, where our students David Henning, Tim Maecker and Marcel Schlepper presented the following papers:

Exploring conflict in Nigeria: does the rapacity effect dominate across local government areas in Nigeria? David Henning (RAE Tutor: Stefania Paredes Fuentes)

‘Do language and cultural barriers enable firms to price discriminate between countries in the European Union?’ Tim Maecker (RAE Tutor: Amira Elasra)

‘Comrade, have you seen the latest polls? A quantitative analysis of the impact of national election polls on vote defection in the European Parliament’ Marcel Schlepper (RAE Tutor: Vera Troeger)

Top Prizes: ‘Best Paper’ and ‘Best Participant’

We are also absolutely delighted that two of the three conference prizes this year went to Warwick students!

Congratulations to Tim Maecker who was awarded the Prize for ‘Best Paper’ and to David Henning who was awarded the Prize for ‘Best Participant’.

Each year, as RAE module leader, Dr. Gianna Boero, invites RAE tutors to nominate students with promising dissertation projects for consideration for departmental endorsement of their submission to the Carroll Round. This is an annual conference which attracts students from top undergraduate programmes, including the universities of Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, LSE, Oxford, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.

Those students whose submissions are successful are then given financial support by the department to attend the conference and present the results of their research.

“Year after year, RAE students have been remarkably successful in having their submitted papers accepted for presentation at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round (24 acceptances since 2007). Also, through the years, our students have earned various prestigious awards at the conference (6 awards since 2011), and I am especially thrilled to hear that this year two of the three conference awards have gone to Warwick Economics students, demonstrating, once again, that Warwick students are among the very best in the world.

Congratulations again to Marcel, Tim and David for having their RAE papers accepted for presentation at the Carroll Round, and also congratulations to Tim for winning the award for Best Paper and to David for winning the award for Best Participant. “

David, Tim and Marcel report:

“We had the privilege to participate in a lecture with renowned Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki as part of the conference”.

Year after year, RAE students have been remarkably successful in having their submitted papers accepted for presentation at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round (24 acceptances since 2007), an annual conference which attracts students from top undergraduate programmes, including the universities of Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, LSE, Oxford, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.

Also, RAE students have earned various prestigious awards at the conference through the years, and I am delighted that this year two awards have gone to Warwick Economics students!

Congratulations to Marcel, Tim and David for having their paper accepted for presentation at the Carroll round conference, and also congratulations to Tim for winning the award for Best Paper and to David for winning the award for Best Participant.
Gianna Boero, RAE module leader

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