10th Annual MMF PhD Conference

30-31 May 2023
University of Sheffield

Sheffield PhD Conference 2023

10th Annual MMF Ph.D. Conference, 30-31 May 2023


Tuesday 30th May

11:00 – 11:30 Registration and refreshments

11:30 – 13:00 Session 1

  • Marta Cota – CERGE-EI

Search and skills in the mortgage market.

  • Gabriele Lucchetti – University of Nottingham

Cities, earnings, and the skills of immigrants.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 2

  • Sarah Duffy – University of Oxford

Market neutrality and climate non-neutrality : The role for a green QE.

  • Anna Carruthers – University of Oxford

Does quantitative easing work in the same way everywhere? Evidence from the Covid-19 pandemic.

15:30 – 16:00 Break and refreshments

16:00 - 17:30 Session 3

  • Luis G. Hernández-Román – University of Warwick

Global inflation and inflation risks.

  • Cristina Griffa – University of Nottingham

The role of expectations and sectoral heterogeneity in price setting in the UK.

19:30 Conference dinner

Wednesday 31st May

9:30 – 11:00 Session 4

  • Wentong Chen – Cornell University

The power of reserve tiering : financial institution heterogeneity and monetary policy pass-through.

  • Meg Sullivan – Heriot-Watt University

Determinants of monetary policy frameworks in emerging and developing countries.

11:00 – 12:30 Poster session & refreshments

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Session 5

  • Paula Sánchez Gil – University of Lucerne

Welfare consequences of fiscal consolidation plans : The role of in-kind benefits.

  • Mohamed Samir Zahran – City, University of London and Menoufia university

Estimating household and business uncertainties and their effects on inflation

15:00 – 15:30 Break and refreshments

15:30 – 17:00 Session 6

  • Chenchuan Shi – University of Oxford

Ambiguity averse portfolio choices in an aging population.

  • Tingli Shen – University of Sheffield

Study on fiscal policy sustainability considering population aging for major economies.



The main objective of the workshop is to provide advanced PhD economists, about to go on the job market, with an opportunity to present their research to their peers and leading researchers in the field in order to obtain feedback and practice the presentation of their key research ideas.  An added bonus is that it allows for some early dissemination of these ideas across the research and policy-making community.  As well as senior academics, the conference will be attended by economists from the Bank of England and NIESR.

We invite submissions of complete papers from PhD students who are registered for their research degree at UK institutions of higher education. The papers need to be in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics or finance, and we will consider papers dealing with theory, economic growth, international macroeconomics, monetary economics, macroeconometrics, financial macro, and economic and financial history.

Some authors will be offered the chance to take part in poster sessions instead of presenting their papers.

The workshop will commence at 9:00 on Tuesday 30 May, and will end by 16:00 on Wednesday 31 May. The MMF will cover UK travel and accommodation of participants, as required.

Each year we award the prestigious Peter Sinclair prizes of £250 (1st), £150 (2nd) and £100 (3rd) to the best paper presentations in the conference.