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PEGNet PhD-Workshop

22 - 23 Mar 2021

The PEGNet Conference 2021 on "Climate risks and policies" will provide a platform for leading development scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to reflect on relevant topics in the field of development economics.

In addition to high-level dialogue and exchange of ideas, the two conference days will feature a workshop for PhD researchers from developing countries. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate exchange between PhD candidates or junior researchers from developing countries and senior researchers in the absence of the more fluid, in-person conference format. Participants will be matched with senior researchers from the Kiel Institute (IfW), the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in small groups to discuss their research. Senior researchers will serve as discussants and provide feedback on the papers submitted. The workshop will be scheduled on both days before the keynote sessions.

We invite submissions of three-page abstracts or full paper versions that focus on policy-relevant topics in the field of development economics. We recommend the submission of a full paper version as this will allow more detailed feedback. Please email your submission to in a pdf or Word file and indicate “PEGNet Conference 2021” in the subject heading. The submission deadline is 3rd March 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 10th March 2021.

The submissions do not have to address the conference theme but can be on any topic in the field of development economics.

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