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Royal Economic Society PhD Meetings at University of Westminster

12 January 2016

Last week the Westminster Business School hosted the annual Royal Economic Society PhD Meetings, attracting 350 economists from all over the world.

The annual event features research presentations and plenary sessions on key aspects of academic life and provides opportunities for interviews between job market candidates and recruiting institutions.

A key aim of the meetings is to allow European recruiters easier access to job market candidates nearer to home. In conjunction with the American Economic Association meetings, the Royal Economic Society PhD Meetings is seen as one of the most important events of the academic year for aspiring academic economists.

Keynote speakers Professor Frederic Vermeulen, Joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal, and Professor Daniel Hamermesh, Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, offered advice on how to get published and on how to secure a job in the economics profession. The programme was chaired by Franz Buscha from the University of Westminster and Sarah Smith from the University of Bristol.

The event was a big success and over the two days approximately 350 economists attended presentations and poster sessions by 100 doctoral students from around the world. In addition, 25 UK and EU institutions conducted approximately 300 interviews as part of the annual job market cycle.

The event was generously co-sponsored by the Bank of England, which hosted the evening reception.

View photos from the event or follow the Twitter coverage at #RESPhDMeetings.

About Westminster Business School

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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