The 21st GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 27th –28th April, 2023 at the University of Nottingham in person. 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 based on the submitted paper (extended abstracts are acceptable but preference will be given to full 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 for presentation will be assigned a discussant who will present and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present are expected to deliver a complete draft at least a week before the Conference.



Applications must be sent by e-mail to:

Dr Alessandro Ruggieri, [email protected] Deadline for submission: 19th February, 2023


Keynote speakers:

Professor Phillip McCalman (University of Melbourne)



There is a £200 registration fee to contribute towards costs which includes up to two nights’ accommodation


Best Paper Prize

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


Further information

Further information on the Conference can be found at:


https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2022- 23/postgrad-conference-2023.aspx



Scientific Committee

Prof Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham and CEPR), Dr Trang Hoang (FED Board), Dr Alessandro Ruggieri (Nottingham), Dr Zhihong Yu (Nottingham)


Conference Administrator: Natalia Bas ([email protected])