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Young Economists Symposium

August 2019

WHAT IS YES?

The Young Economists Symposium (YES) is an annual student-run conference for Economics PhD students. Known in the past as EconCon, it is sponsored by a group of five East Coast schools – Columbia, NYU, UPenn, Princeton and Yale.  There will be two days of academic talks and discussions as well as several social events. The purpose of the conference is to give students an opportunity to present their work to and receive feedback from a diverse and new audience of students from other schools.

This year’s conference will take place on August 9th and 10th at Columbia University. We hope the conference will be particularly appealing to those looking to go on the job market next year, but we welcome submissions from students at all stages of research who would benefit from presenting their work. Past presenters have gone on to tenure-track economics jobs at Harvard, Chicago, Yale, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Maryland, and many others. Last year we received about 130 submissions, and the best 48 papers were selected for presentation by a panel of PhD students.

Here are links to past conferences: NYU (2018)Yale (2017), and Princeton (2016).

 

WHAT IS THE COST?

Submission, registration, and attendance are free for presenters and non-presenting graduate students. Everyone will be provided breakfast and refreshments throughout the day. Presenters are invited to a dinner on Friday, August 9th.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

We are unable to provide financial support for accommodation or travel expenses. Attendees are encouraged to apply for funding from their own departments.

However, we may be able to arrange some accommodation with local student hosts.If you would like to be hosted by a student, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferences on the registration form that will be posted closer to the conference date. Please be advised that accommodations with student hosts are limited.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND?

We welcome and encourage submissions from economics PhD candidates at all schools and in all fields. Attendees who are not presenting are also welcome. To register for the conference, please fill out the Registration Form that will become available on the website in early to mid-June.

WHAT IS THE PRESENTATION FORMAT?

Each presenter will have 30 minutes, followed by the discussant for 10 minutes, and 5 minutes for Q&A. At each time slot there will be three parallel sessions, divided by sub-field.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

In addition to the coffee breaks and lunches, we cordially invite all participants who present to dinner in Morningside Heights on the night of Friday, August 9th. There will also be an informal social event for all attendees on Saturday, August 10th.

REGISTRATION and SUBMISSIONS

For information on submitting to and/or registering for the conference, please go to our “Submissions” tab.

 

QUESTIONS?

Please email us at YES2019Columbia@gmail.com.

 

REGISTRATION

We kindly ask that both presenters (after they are notified of their acceptance to the conference) and regular attendees register in advance of the conference. Please fill in the Registration Form here to register YES 2019.

We are no longer accepting submissions for YES 2019.

SUBMISSION STEPS

Step 1: Create a CMT account

Step2: Go to the conference page on CMT

Step 3: Submit your paper to the corresponding field. Please submit your paper to only one field that you feel is most representative. Additionally, please ensure to submit your paper as a PDF.

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence will be done via the CMT system. You should be notified of the decision on your paper by mid-June.

 

WHAT IS THE PRESENTATION FORMAT?

Each presenter will have 30 minutes, followed by the discussant for 10 minutes, and 5 minutes for Q&A. At each time slot there will be three parallel sessions, divided by sub-field.

 

DISCUSSANTS

Conference presenters will be required to discuss another paper during the conference. Note that for each participant, presentations and discussions will generally be held on separate days. So if you are selected to present your paper, plan to attend both days of the conference.

 

 

PLEASE SEE THE SCHEDULE IN THE PDF OR POSTED ON THE DOORS

The conference will take place on the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus in New York, NY. The location on campus and the schedule of talks are listed below. The talks will take place in the International Affairs Building (IAB) located at 420 West 118th St.

Please first check in at 1102 IAB International Affairs Building (IAB) on Friday (2019/08/09).

Step 1: Sign in at the registration desk

Step 2: Get your name tag (sort them alphabetically by first name)

Step 3: For presenters, authors, moderators and organizers,

please also get your lunch coupon at the Registration Check-In Desk.

 

 

 

The talks will take place in the International Affairs Building (IAB) located at 420 West 118th St. The map of the 4th floor of IAB is provided below.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.