PhD Workshop

Prior to the conference - from the afternoon of Monday the 21st of August to Wednesday the 23rd of August - a workshop for PhD students will be led by Dr Alex Farnell in collaboration with the UCC team (Dr John Eakins, Dr David Butler and Dr Robert Butler) and Dr Katrin Scharfenkamp.

Interested PhD students who want to participate in the workshop can register on the conference webpage.  

The provisional structure to the PhD workshop is below. Closer to the date, the lecturers will send an e-mail with the most up to date and detailed information to the workshop participants. If you plan to participate, please ensure to register for the conference and the PhD workshop. 

The workshop will see a focus on applied econometrics (based on PhD stage) and wider discussions on research idea development and handling submission outcomes. In addition, a special ‘meet the editors’ session will be held and students will get an opportunity to ask questions.  

Monday 21st August 2023 

12.30 – 14.30   Registration – Local Organisers 

14.30 – 17.00   Meet-and-Greet, Introduction & Breakout Groups (Research Idea Formation) – Led by Dr Alex Farnell and Dr David Butler 


Tuesday 22nd August 2023 

9.00 – 13.00    Applied Econometrics Classes (Early-Stage PhD and Later-Stage PhD) – Led by Dr Alex Farnell and Dr John Eakins 

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch 

14.30 – 16.30 Decision on Submission: Reflections on Rejection, Revisions & Acceptance – Led by Dr Alex Farnell and Dr David Butler 

16.30 – 17.30 Meet the Editors: Questions and Answers – moderated by Dr Robert Butler 

18.00 – 20.00 PhD Dinner 


Wednesday 23rd August 2023 

9.00 – 12.00   Culminating Presentations & Conclusion – Led by Dr Alex Farnell and Dr Katrin Scharfenkamp 

12.00 – 13.00   Lunch 

13.00 – 14.30  ESEA Conference Registration


For specific questions related to the workshop please contact Dr Katrin Scharfenkamp ([email protected])