Waterloo Economics PhD Conference

Welcome to the Waterloo Economics PhD Conference!

The purpose of the conference is to encourage networking among current students and future UW alumni and to provide them with an opportunity to present their research and to share advice and information on navigating a PhD in Economics. This is also an opportunity for our faculty to catch up with their former students on their progress in their PhD program. The conference will take place on Friday May 25th from 9:45am to 6:00pm in DC 1301 and DC 1304. 

For any questions, please contact Professor Kate Rybczynski at krybczynski@uwaterloo.ca or any members of the alumni relations committee organizing the event.

The alumni relations committee:
Stéphanie Lluis
Kate Rybczynski
Corey Van de Waal
Mary Ann Vaughan

Friday May 25th, 2018

Time Room Event Presenters Topic
9:45am DC 1302 Opening Remarks Margaret Insley  
10:00 -
DC 1302 Paper Session 1

Annie Pan (UW)

​Khuong Truong (McMaster)

Matthew Carew (Western)

Shaun Shaikh (McMaster)

Chair: Chris Riddell

Family Patrimony Rules and Women's Labor Supply in Quebec.

The Impacts of Age at Arrival and Basics Skills on Earnings: Do Immigration Categories Matter?

CEO tenure and index inclusion

Trends in successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest under trending misclassification error: estimating bounds for partially verified data
12:00-12:15pm   Break    
12:15-12:45pm DC 1304 Keynote

Max Tabord-Meehan (NorthWestern)

Chair: J-G Forand

Stratification Trees for Adaptive Randomization in Randomized Controlled Trials
12:45-1:30pm DC 1301 Lunch & networking
(Meal is provided)
1:30-3:00pm DC 1304 Paper Session 2

Tongtong Hao (UT)

Renfang Tian (UW)

Andres Arcila Vasquez (UW) 

Chair: Anindya Sen

Intra-China migration and structural transofrmation

Distributions of GDP Across Versions of the Penn World Tables: A Functional Data Analysis Approach

The Effect of a Consumption Tax on the Total Emissions in China

3:00-3:15pm DC 1304



3:15-4:15pm DC 1304 Panel Discussion

Matthew Carew
Allison Devlin
Bradley Minaker
Annie Pan
Max Tabord-Meehan

​Chair: Phil Curry

Panel on PhD experience
4:15-5:45pm DC 1304 Paper Session 3

Johnny Cotoc (McMaster)

Fred Liu (Western)

Bradley Minaker (McMaster-Guelph)

Chair: Corey Van de Waal

Debts, defaults and dogma: the impact of politics on the dynamics of sovereign debt markets

Realized Tail risk and equity returns

The Effectiveness of Tutorials in Large Classes – Do They Matter?

5:45pm DC 1304 Closing remarks Kate Rybczynski  


Please RSVP by May 11th, 2018 if you plan on attending this event

Directions and Parking

The closest lots to DC are N, X, and C. These are all Pay & Display lots and the rate is $5 per day. 

Please refer to this campus map to locate parking lots.

Traveling to Waterloo

Parking on Campus

Previous Waterloo Economics PhD Conferences

2016 Waterloo Economics PhD Conference