Young Scholars Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

Application to present at the PEDL Young Scholars Conference is now closed.

December 10-11, 2020
Online Event

The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in low-income countries (LICs).

The PEDL programme will be hosting a two-day virtual conference focused on PhD candidates and young scholars. Presenters should be no more than three years out of their PhD. The conference is open to any paper on firms in lower-income countries, though we particularly encourage submissions from PEDL-funded projects.

To submit your application, please upload your completed paper to the CEPR Portal here by October 30, 2020 23:59 GMT (extended deadline).

On the Portal, you will need to create an account here to submit an application. Once logged in, you can find the PEDL Conference 2020 page here. To upload your completed paper, check the box where it asks “Would you like to submit a paper?” and a new option will appear to upload your document.

We aim to inform accepted applicants by mid-November 2020. Any queries about the event or application process can be sent to [email protected].

The Young Scholars Conference will overlap with the PEDL Young Scholars Matchmaking Workshop 2020. An application to present at the Conference does not preclude an application to the Young Scholars Workshop 2020 or vice versa.


Morgan Hardy, NYU Abu Dhabi

Christian Meyer, University of Oxford

Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford, PEDL and CEPR