School paper recognised in Warsaw awards

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Two students at London Business School have received recognition in the Young Economists competition at this year's Warsaw International Economic Meeting (WIEM).


Giovanni Ricco and Atif Ellahie, both in the third year of their PhD at the School, won the Best Paper Prize category for their work.

Entitled "Spending Reloaded: Heterogeneity and Fundamentalness in Fiscal SVARs", it saw off the rest of the competition to claim the main prize.

Two additional prizes were also handed out at the event. One was awarded to "The effect of unemployment on the mental health of spouses - Evidence from plant closures in Germany" by Jan Marcus, and the other to "Estimation of Linear Dynamic Panel Data Models with Time-Invariant Regressors" by Sebastian Kripfganz, in collaboration with Claudia Schwarz.

"I would like to congratulate all of you for high quality research and for impressive presentations at our conference," declared Max Kwiek, School of Social Sciences - Economics, University of Southampton and Co-organiser of the WIEM.

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