I am writing to introduce myself as the Recruitment Chair for the 17th Carroll Round, the annual international economics conference held at Georgetown University. The Carroll Round provides a unique forum to present and discuss original research among the world’s top undergraduates. Our goal as a Steering Committee is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field. This is an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to experience an academic conference and converse with expert economists in an intimate setting.
This year’s conference, which will be held April 19-22, 2018, will bring together participants, prominent academics, and policy-makers through presentations, discussions, and lectures. The centerpiece of the weekend revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by undergraduates in panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Additionally, we hold keynote lectures and events throughout the weekend to provide attendees opportunities to hear from eminent economists, including Nobel Laureates and members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Last year we were honored to host Dr. Jason Furman and Dr. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki as keynote speakers. Other past speakers have included George Akerlof, Susan Athey, Robert Merton, John Nash, Maurice Obstfeld, Thomas Schelling, Ben Bernanke, Joseph Stiglitz, and Peter Diamond. A list of past speakers may be found here.
We are currently seeking submissions of journal-length articles with a priority deadline of February 9, 2018, hoping to release decisions on a rolling basis by March 16, 2018. Given the strong economics program at University of California at San Diego, we encourage all undergraduates conducting original research to submit their articles, though works in progress and detailed abstracts are welcome too.
The Carroll Round seeks to cover as much of each participant’s travel and hotel expenses as possible. We encourage top undergraduates to join our community of like-minded scholars in presenting their research, meeting and networking with other top undergraduates, and discussing today’s most pressing economic issues with top minds in the field. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
Since the Carroll Round’s inception, we always have underscored the international aspect of economics. Although this theme remains the focus, this year we will also accept exemplary papers on other topics in economics. That said, we may ask these participants to add an international component to their presentation. For instance, if an article is about the US education system, we may request additional content on implications for countries with a similar education system.
On behalf of the entire Steering Committee, I would like to welcome all interested undergraduates to apply to join us for another great Carroll Round.
Recruitment Chair, Carroll Round XVII