On 26th February, we held the annual undergraduate research conference, ExploreEcon, which showcases independent work from all years of our Economics programme. To access the full list of posters and presentations, please take a look here!
During the first part, students with poster boards pitched their research to judges whilst attendees mingled and took in all the elaborate displays.
After some coffee, we powered through to the presentations portion. Students explained their research papers and took on questions from judges and the audience alike. The winning groups of the First Year Challenge 2019-20 were also presented their awards. Continuing on from last year, we held another #whateconomistsreallydo Ignite Session which involved paired presentations by academics and students on the theme of “Using (and abusing) data in economics.”
This year, our judging panel was made up of Alexis Raichoudhury (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Phil Burns (Frontier Economics) and Mark McDonald (HSBC Global Research).
The winners of ExploreEcon 2020 were announced:
Best Paper: Cezary Klimczuk – Letting the machines do the maths: An AI predicting cryptocurrency movements
Best Poster: Shivam Gujral – Direct Benefit Transfers: A way forward to transform the Indian Education system?
#whateconomistsreallydo Ignite Session: Tien-Jen Kao
To round off a successful day, we took this time to celebrate 5 years of CTaLE with staff members, students and -of course- cake!
We’re already looking forward to ExploreEcon 2021!