Doing a PhD in economics, finance or a related field? Come to Belfast the 9th of April! We host the PhD symposium of the Royal Economics Society Conference.
We are searching for delegates as well as members of the scientific committee. The latter reviews the papers sent in. Interest in any of the two? Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details see description or go to our website.
Delegates: call for papers
Doing a PhD in economics, finance or a related field? Come to Belfast the 9th of April!
We expect each applicant to hand in a paper of about 4000 to 6000 words. Our scientific committee will review each paper. Based on this, we select the delegates to the symposium as well as a winner of the best paper prize.
At the symposium, each accepted delegate will be expected to present the paper and be a discussant to another paper. The symposium will thus consist of sessions with presentations, with comments by a discussant and questions from the audience. Besides these sessions, the symposium will also have a keynote speaker, as well as a panel session on the possible career opportunities for young economists (the names of both to be announced later on the website).
Acceptance rates for the last years have varied between 23% and 29%. Students from all years of their PhD have applied in the recent past, with the largest share of PhDs in their second, third or fourth years. We have had applications from inside and outside the UK. We encourage everyone to apply: it will be a great opportunity to receive feedback on and present your work.
Call for members of the scientific committee
We are also searching for members of the scientific committee, that will read the applications made. As PhD students, we are all (becoming) experts in our fields. Would you be able to review about three to five papers in the end of January and the beginning of February? We are searching for you! You would help your fellow colleagues tremendously, and it would be benefit your own CV.
We will ask you to give your opinion as follows, as well as a brief explanation why for each paper:
0 - Definitely rejected
1 - Likely to be rejected
2 - Considered to be accepted
3 - Accepted
4 - Accepted and best paper candidate
Of course we will try to match papers with your field and research interests. Your participation will also be publicly acknowledged on the website of the symposium.