The Young Economists' Meeting 2015 hosted 50 participants from 14 countries and 30 universities. The Best Paper Award was presented to Joanna Clifton-Sprigg for the paper Best of both worlds? Early cognitive and non-cognitive development of bilingual children. The keynote speaker Prof. Jesús Crespo Cuaresma (WU Wien) talked about Bayesian model averaging and brought an example involving a compilation of David Bowie music from the 1970s. We thank all participants for their contributions! View the YEM2015 programme and photos below.
Feedback from 2015 meeting participants:
I would recommend this conference to any young economist who would like to present their work as it provided a comfortable and engaged platform to discuss research and receive invaluable feedback.
The organization was extremely professional and the atmosphere allowed the participants to exchange ideas efficiently. The sessions were very well planned - it was clear that the organizers had considered the subject matter carefully before scheduling the order of the presentations. All in all, I was very happy with the event and I hope that it will return next year.
Very impressive how a first-time event could attract so many good presentations and participants from so many different countries!
Very good organization, and interesting sessions, useful experience.