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Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers D.C. Conference

Day 1 Agenda

Friday, August 4, 2023

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors Building (invitation only)

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. : Breakfast and registration

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.: Introductory remarks and schedule: Pietro Veronesi, CBOT Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean, Chicago Booth

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.: Keynote address

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.:

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.: What You Do with a PhD in Quantitative Social Science

Rohan Williamson, Professor of Finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business, Georgetown University
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Katherine Baer, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
Matthew McGuire, U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank

11:45 to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
: Preparing for Research Careers: Pre-docs and PhDs, presented by Stephen Lamb,

2:00 to 4:30 p.m.: Poster session

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Non-linear paths to a research career


Monroe Gamble, PhD student in Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Felicia Joy, PhD student in Psychology and Behavioral Science Joint Program, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.: Reception

7:00 p.m.: Dinner on the Mall

Day 2 Agenda

Saturday, August 5, 2023
UChicago D.C. Office (open to all)

We're welcoming all students to Day 2 of our research conference. Attendees will hear from representatives as we outline the pathways to a research career and from current students showcasing their work in poster presentations. This is a great chance to learn more about research and network with other interested students. If you're interested in attending, please register here.

See agenda details below:

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Information session
11:00 to 12:00 p.m.: Poster session
12:00 p.m.: Concluding remarks and lunch