Call for Papers: 18th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 10th – 11th May 2019

The 18th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 10th – 11th May 2019 at the University of Nottingham.  The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.

The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract. (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)


Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented.  If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.

Every paper accepted will be assigned a discussant who will present and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete paper before the Conference.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to:
Dr Alejandro Riaño  

Deadline for submission: 24th February 2019
Keynote speaker: Swati Dhingra (LSE)


There is a £180 registration fee to contribute towards costs which includes up to two nights’ accommodation (10th and 11th May).

Best Paper Prize 

The organising committee will award a prize of ₤100 to the best paper presented at the Conference.

Further information 

Further information on the Conference can be found at: