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8th PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics

Key Facts

  • Date: October 4-6, 2023
  • Location: University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee
  • Organizer: Marco Caliendo,  Katrin Huber, Shushanik Margaryan, Thomas Siedler (University of Potsdam, BSE)
  • Keynote Speaker: Oriana Bandiera (LSE) & Clément de Chaisemartin (SciPo)
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Download: Call for Papers [PDF]

About the Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 8th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics. The aim of the workshop is to give talented young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their research. The workshop will be accompanied by a lecture series on recent developments of Difference-in-Differences and Two-Way Fixed Effects Estimators held by Clément de Chaisemartin. He will review a fast-growing literature that documents issues of the standard estimators, and that proposes more robust alternatives. Oriana Bandiera will give a special keynote lecture within the welcome event for the new cohort of BSE PhD students.

The Speakers

Clément de Chaisemartin is Professor of Economics at Sciences Po since 2021. He is also a JPAL Affiliate. His research interests focus on econometric methods for policy evaluation, and on the economics of education. His work has been published in several international journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, Quantitative Economics, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a honorary foreign member of the American Economic Association and president of the European Economic Association. She has published in leading international journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, American Economic Review or the Journal of Political Economy.

The 8th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics is open to 20 doctoral students and postdocs within two years after dissertation completion. Participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in a poster session. We encourage all young researchers interested in Empirical Economics to apply.

Please submit your CV and a paper (or an extended abstract) by June 30, 2023 to There will be no workshop fees.