33rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association
71st European Meeting of the Econometric Society

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Since EEA-ESEM 2017, the last morning of the Congress is dedicated to workshops and panels. 

The following workshops and panels have been organised by the European Economic Association:

09:00 - 10:30

  • How to Survive the Economics Job Market - Strategies and Advice for Young Economists.

Room: Hörsaalgebäude: Hörsaal C

Organiser: European Association of Young Economists (EAYE).

The junior academic job market is a key element for young Economists and continuously evolving. In Europe preparation and knowledge about the US and the European job market varies substantially between universities and gets more and more confusing. The topic of how to survive in the academic job market is complex and job candidates face high time costs to independently compile information from the many published papers. In addition, many practical details of the job search have never been published. The aim of this panel is to provide different insights on the academic job market offered by experienced senior economists form the preparation and hiring side and from recent job market candidates.

Moderators: Anna Maria Koukal (Zurich) and Alessandro Saia (Lausanne)
Speakers: Pietro Biroli (Zurich), Kalina Manova (UCL), Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi) and Donghai Zhang (Bonn)


09:00 - 10:30

  • #WhatEconomistsReallyDo (A workshop on communicating economics beyond the research community)

Room: Hörsaalgebäude: Hörsaal G

The insights and evidence from economic research are needed now more than ever in public policy debates across Europe – and yet the discipline is frequently under attack in the media, mischaracterised as being dominated by faith in free markets, other worldly macroeconomic modelling and/or unnecessarily complex mathematics. This workshop will explore the role of economists in society – and how we can communicate #WhatEconomistsReallyDo more effectively to a wide range of potential audiences. The workshop will feature contributions from both economic journalists and economists with a good track record of communicating economics beyond the research community. It will be led by Romesh Vaitilingam, who has great deal of experience of thinking strategically about how to package research findings and research-based policy analysis and commentary, when to release it, which audiences to target – including policy-makers, the private sector, the media, school students and the general public – and how to respond to ‘real world’ opportunities to intervene in public debates. Romesh will be joined by Arun Advani, University of Warwick. To register, please write to congress@eeassoc.org.


11:00 - 13:00
  • ERC Grant Proposal Writing

Room: Hörsaalgebäude: Hörsaal G

This session offers a mentoring and training workshop for ERC grant preparation. The session will start with a panel discussion on the ins and outs of ERC grant preparation, with the viewpoints of the ERC as well as recent successful ERC applicants. This will be followed by a hands-on session where potential applicants have the opportunity to discuss their application and strategy with recent ERC recipients, individually or in small groups.

Panel Discussion

Adriana Cristoiu (ERC, Research Programme Officer, Co-ordinator of SH1 Panels)
Caterina Calsamiglia (Institute of Political Economy and Governance) 
Marco Ottaviani ( Bocconi University ), Panel Chair

Small Group Sessions

Christian Bayer (University of Bonn)
Caterina Calsamiglia (Institute of Political Economy and Governance)
Estelle Cantillon (Université libre de Bruxelles)
Nezih Guner (CEMFI)
Katrine Løken (Norwegian School of Economics)
Silvana Tenreyro (LSE)


11:00 - 14:00

  • Workshop: Getting Data from the Web: Scraping for Economists

Room: Hörsaalgebäude: Hörsaal A2

Chair: Miklos Koren (CEU)
Instructors: Eric Persson (European Central Bank)

This is a self-contained, hands-on, workshop intended to teach the basics of web scraping for researchers. We will cover the typical data and data structures contained on webpages, and the typical constraints put on their access and how to circumvent them. We will then learn how to code a web scraper to retrieve data from the web and run it during the workshop. Basic prior knowledge of R is useful but links to such resources will be sent to registered participants prior to the event. To register, please write to congress@eeassoc.org. A light lunch will be served to participants after the session.

This event is organized by the EEA Standing Committee on Research as part of their agenda to foster the use of high quality, innovative data by researchers in economics 


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