13th Annual PhD Student Conference

University of Greenwich

Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS, United Kingdom
Room: QA080
13 May 2022 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

<Applications now closed>

The Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES), in collaboration with the Institute for Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich, is organising its 13th annual PhD student conference on 13 May 2022, 09:00-18:00. This year’s conference will be held in person, at the University of Greenwich, London. The conference gives students the opportunity to present a chapter of their PhD dissertation and receive detailed feedback from a senior researcher from PKES.

We invite applications from students who are in a later stage of their PhD and who work on topics relevant to Post-Keynesian and heterodox economics. We encourage submissions of completed dissertation chapters in the format of working papers, that qualify as a novel contribution to the literature and are at the stage of pre-publication. We usually do not consider dissertation proposals, literature reviews, or papers based on a master’s thesis.

We are particularly excited to introduce the Mark Hayes Prize this year for the first time. The Mark Hayes Prize will be awarded to an outstanding paper presented at the PhD conference, that furthers the advancement of post-Keynesian and heterodox economics. The prize is named after Mark Hayes (1956-2019), an exemplary Keynes scholar and former Secretary of PKES. 

The winner of the prize will receive a £200 stipend and will be announced at the end of the conference. If you would like your submission to be considered for the Mark Hayes prize, you must submit your paper in advance of the general deadline, by Friday, 18 March 2022. The prize selection committee consists of PKES committee members. 

There is no participation fee for the conference. Lunch and refreshments will be provided thanks to generous funding by PEGFA.



  • 09.40-10.00: Coffee and biscuits served outside of QA080


  • 10.00-10.40: The impact of Covid-19 restrictions on economic activity: evidence from the Italian regional system

Presenter: Brian Cepparulo, University of Greenwich

Reviewer: Dr Karsten Kohler, Leeds University Business School

Student reviewer: Andreas Maschke


  • 10.45-11.25: Green macroeconomic policies, consumption patterns and household financial fragility: a stock-flow consistent approach

Presenter: Ali Berk Kökbudak, University of Greenwich

Reviewer: Dr Rob Jump, University of Greenwich

Student reviewer: Ines Heck


  • 11.30-12.10: Exporting Unemployment? Assessing the impact of German import competition on regional manufacturing employment in France

Presenter: Andreas Maschke, Leeds University Business School

Reviewer: Dr Rafael Wildauer, University of Greenwich

Student reviewer: Thomas Rabensteiner


  • 12.15-12.55: A functional analysis of the banking industry

Presenter: Riccardo Zolea, Roma Tre University

Reviewer: Dr Ewa Karwowski, King’s College London

Student reviewer: Brian Cepparulo


  • 13.00-14.00: Lunch Break


  • 14.00-14.40: A two-sector productivity model

Presenter: Ines Heck, University of Greenwich

Reviewer: Dr Maria Nikolaidi, University of Greenwich

Student reviewer: Riccardo Zolea


  • 14.45-15.25: Worker autonomy and wage divergence: Evidence from European survey data

Presenter: Thomas Rabensteiner, University of Greenwich

Reviewer: Prof Engelbert Stockhammer, King’s College London

Student reviewer: Grégoire Noël


  • 15.30-16.10: Modeling the economy as a dissipative structure with scarce resources

Presenter: Grégoire Noël, Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Georgetown Environmental Justice Program

Reviewer: Dr Yannis Dafermos, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Student reviewer: Ali Berk Kökbudak


  • 16.15: Announcement of the Mark Hayes Prize winner & closing remarks


Organising committee

Dr Alexander Guschanski (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Dr Annina Kaltenbrunner (Leeds University Business School)

Thomas Rabensteiner (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Ines Heck (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Jimena Castillo (Leeds University Business School)

Andreas Maschke (Leeds University Business School)

Stuart Leitch (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)

Ali Berk Kokbudak (PEGFA & University of Greenwich)