14th Annual PhD Student Conference

University of Greenwich

Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS, United Kingdom
12 May 2023 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES), in collaboration with the Institute for Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich, is organising its 14th annual PhD student conference on the 12th of May 2023, 10:00-18:00 BST. The conference will be held in person at the University of Greenwich, London. Students from the Global South who cannot travel to London will be able to present their work at a dedicated hybrid session with limited spots available. The conference gives students the opportunity to present a chapter of their PhD dissertation and receive detailed and structured feedback from a senior researcher from PKES in a friendly environment.

We invite applications from students who are in a later stage of their PhD and who work on topics relevant to Post-Keynesian and heterodox economics more broadly. Amongst others, this includes topics such as inequality and stagnation, the ecological crisis, structural dependencies in the Global South, the care economy and financialisation. Submissions should qualify as a novel contribution to the literature and be at the stage of pre-publication. We usually do not consider dissertation proposals, literature reviews, or papers based on a master’s dissertations.

We actively encourage submissions from people who are underrepresented in economics research. This includes – but is not limited to – individuals who identify as women, black or ethnic minority, those with disabilities, or members of the LGBTQ+ community. Should we receive more applications than we can accommodate, these students will be given priority.

Please submit your working paper and a cover letter of up to 300 words describing your research interest and how your dissertation topic relates to heterodox economics via this form. We accept applications on a rolling basis and aim to inform applicants whether they are accepted as soon as possible. The FINAL deadline for submissions to present at the conference is the 26th of March. We will inform you about acceptance at the latest by the 11th of April 2023 and assign reviewers to you. (You will be able to submit an updated version of your paper at this point). To further debate and discussion, successful applicants will be assigned a paper from a fellow presenter to provide feedback on during the conference. Details on this will follow in due course.

Students can also submit their work to be considered for the Mark Hayes Prize. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding paper presented at the PhD conference that furthers the advancement of Post-Keynesian and heterodox economics. The prize is named after Mark Hayes (1956-2019), an exemplary Keynes scholar and former Secretary of PKES. The prize winner will receive a £200 stipend and will be announced at the end of the conference. If you would like your submission to be considered for the Mark Hayes prize, you must submit your paper via the form in advance of the general deadline by the 26th of February. The prize selection committee consists of PKES committee members.

There is no participation fee for the conference. Lunch and refreshments will be provided thanks to generous funding by PEGFA. In addition, limited partial travel stipends are available for students who cannot obtain funding from their university or other academic funding sources. This is limited to travel by public transport within the UK. Please indicate in the application form should you wish to be considered for this and how you meet the eligibility criteria.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers via should you have any questions.

The link to the application form can be found here:

Updates will be published on this website.

Organising committee

Dr Alexander Guschanski (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Dr Annina Kaltenbrunner (Leeds University Business School)

Thomas Rabensteiner (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Ines Heck (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Jimena Castillo (Leeds University Business School)

Andreas Maschke (Leeds University Business School)

Benjamin Tippet (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Brian Cepparulo (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Ali Berk Kokbudak (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Stuart Leitch (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Merle French-Jamieson (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Hannah Hasenberger (University of Hertfordshire)