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Economics Spring Poster Day

Economics Spring Poster Day 2018: Friday, March 23, 2018

The Economics Spring Poster Day is an annual event in the Department of Economics which provides an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research. All MA and PhD students in Economics are invited to participate with a poster, presenting any completed or ongoing research project, whether it is the MA research paper, one or more chapters of the doctoral dissertation, or any other research project pertaining to Economics. MA students should feel free to present their research even if their MA research paper is not yet completed, and the poster may also be based on a term paper. Similarly, PhD students are encouraged to present a poster on a research project even prior to starting work on the PhD thesis. Posters may present any aspect of the master's or doctoral research in Economics.   

Posters will be displayed on the 11th floor of the Hall building on Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and poster presenters are expected to participate in the event by answering questions and interacting with other participants from 2 to 4 p.m.

Juried prizes:

Best PhD poster prize: $500

Best MA poster prize: $250

The competition will be judged by a panel of Concordia Economics alumni. Members of the panel will be Johanna El-Hayek (MA'17), Iftekharul Huq (PhD'17), and Yves Tehou (PhD'14).

A popular prize based on participants' votes will also be awarded by EGSA:

EGSA best poster prize: $250

An award ceremony and reception will follow the poster session starting at 4 p.m. in H-1145. 

Competition guidelines
  • Each entrant should submit the title of their poster to Elise via e-mail as soon as possible and no later than March 16.
  • Only one poster allowed per entrant.
  • Posters should be 61 x 91 centimeters (or 24" x 36") in dimension or smaller.
  • Posters may be printed, or written manually and/or assembled from printed and other materials on a cardboard that does not exceed the above specified dimensions. 
  • Posters can be landscape or portrait orientation.
  • Posters should clearly indicate the name of the entrant, the title of the poster/project, and whether the entrant is an MA or PhD student.
  • Posters do not have to be laminated. 
  • Posters must be displayed by 10 a.m. on Friday, March 23 on the 11th floor of the Hall building.
  • Entrants should be in the poster area on the 11th floor between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23, to be able to discuss their research and answer questions.

Posters will be assessed for the two juried prizes according to two criteria:

  • Research content and how accessible this is made to other participants
  • Poster design: presentation and visual communication 

Click here for the event description in the Concordia event calendar, or access the poster for the event here.  

2018 Posters

PhD student posters:

1. Michael Nelson Aguessy: Model Selection under Possibly Weak Identification

2. Ahmad Alkanatri: Revolutionary Political Transition in Non-Democratic Regimes

3. Nickesha Ayoade: Degrees of Stability in Matching

4. Shadi El Ramli: Household Debt and the Effect of Monetary Policy Surprises

5. Ehsan Fazel: On the Network of Commodity Futures Market

6. Jean Hans Garcon: Hiring Through Network Profiling

7. Pooya Ghasvareh: Competing School Choice Mechanisms

8. Rouzbeh Ghouchani: Preference Aggregation for Couples

9. Olha Hnatyshyn: Would You Play This Game?

10. Rahid Mahmood Khan: Correlates of Alcohol Consumption Behaviour

11. Biva Arani Mallik: Revisiting the the Environmental Kuznets Curve - In Lieu of Trade

12. Doris Ngandjou: How the Rise of Tuition Costs Affects Major Decisions

13. Duc Thanh Nguyen: The Effects of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills on Educational Attainment

14. Asefeh Salarinezhad: Matching with Consecutive Acceptance Intervals

15. Dilek Sayedahmed: Targeted Priority Reserves in Matching

16. Fatina Siblini: Labor Cost of Caregiving to an Elderly Parent in Canada

17. Stefania Strantza: International Environmental Agreements - The Impact of Heterogeneity Among Countries

18. Liang Wang: An Online Economics Experiment of the Public Goods Game with Polarized Preference

19. Wenting Xu: A Value-at-Risk Approach to Quantify Business Risks for the US Medium-size Banking Sector and the Canadian Banking Sector


MA student posters:

1. Fahmida Hassan: Housing Price and Household Debt in Canada: An Empirical Study

2. Carlos Jabbour: Applying Machine Learning Techniques to the Optimal Winner Allocation Problem in Combinatorial Auctions

3. Marco Ioffredi:  Inequality Profile: Differing Effects on Growth?

4. Azadeh Ebadi: The Co-op Matching System at Concordia University

5. Elham Esmaeilpour Khalili: A Glance at Stability in Matching Markets with Couples

6. Tao Liu: A New Algorithm for House Allocation and Exchange with Indifferences

7. Chrystelle Saizonou: Market Making in the Canadian Government Bond Markets

8. Fahimeh Soleymani: Single and Multiple Tie-Breaking in School Choice Priorities

9. Jie Yu: Deception and Loss Aversion

2018 winners:

Asefeh Salarinezhad - Best PhD poster

Marco Ioffredi - Best MA poster

Rouzbeh Ghouchani (PhD) - EGSA Best poster


Economics Spring Poster Day 2017

On April 27, 2017 PhD and MA students in Economics showcased their research projects in a stimulating poster session. It was an opportunity to discuss and exchange research ideas, discover new topics, and network with graduate students, faculty, alumni, prospective students, and others from the broader Concordia community.

2017 winners:

Farrokh Darvishi - Best PhD poster

Yiwen Chen - Best MA poster

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