The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), with the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will hold a tutorial on the Economics of Digitization for economics graduate students who have completed at least two years of Ph.D. coursework. The meeting will take place from noon on March 30 to noon on March 31, 2022, in Washington, DC. It will be organized by NBER Research Associates Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto) and Catherine Tucker (MIT).
The tutorial will introduce this area of research and provide participants with an opportunity to hear presentations by, and to interact with, research leaders. Students participating in the tutorial will also be invited to the March 31 - April 1, 2022 meeting of the NBER's Economics of Digitization project, which will involve presentations of frontier research by researchers and discussants focused on the economics of privacy. All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
The NBER will defray a fraction of the hotel costs for students who are invited to attend and who need such accommodations. Students will be expected to cover their own travel expenses. A small number of bursaries are available to students who cannot access funds from their own universities.
To apply to attend the tutorial meeting, please prepare an application of no more than three pages, in a single pdf file labeled with the applicant's name, with the following information:
- Contact information, including email address;
- A short description of the course of graduate study pursued, including major and minor fields of study, and the years of enrollment at relevant institutions;
- A short description of general research interests, any research projects that are in process, and when appropriate, a dissertation title, short description, and listing of committee members.
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Applicants must have completed two years of graduate coursework; attendees at past tutorial meetings may re-apply. Applications from students who are from under-represented groups are welcome.
This is an invitation only event. Registration is required for attendance. Even students who do not need hotel accommodations must apply in order to attend.
The agenda for the Digitization conference meeting on March 31 - April 1 will be available by late January, 2022.
The deadline for submission is 11.59pm EST on Monday January 10, 2022. Invitations will be announced by late January, 2022. Please direct questions regarding this meeting to Denis Healy (firstname.lastname@example.org).