Starting from late Summer 2020, Nicola Limodio, Sean Higgins and myself are launching the WEFIDEV series for early-career researchers wishing to present research in finance and development—including corporate finance, banking, household finance, microfinance, insurance—focusing mainly on low and middle income countries (or historical work from high-income countries). We are hoping that early stage work will be presented and will discount more mature papers when selecting presentations. We envision two types of presentations: 30 minutes for earlier stage work where no draft is available or 60 minutes for (still relatively early stage) work with a draft available.

Are you a junior researcher interested in Development and Finance? Then please get in touch!

I have recently secured funding from the ESRC IAA to develop a University of Warwick Network for ECRs that will focus around four environment-related Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7); Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9); Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) and Climate Action (SDG 13).


The objectives of this initiative include:


1) Facilitating new research ideas and interdisciplinary work among ECRs working on similar topics

2) Supporting the development of new skills and clear pathways for ECRs to maximize the impact of their research 

3) Creating linkages with more senior colleagues (both within and outside the University) as well as non-academic stakeholders.

If you are a junior researcher at the University of Warwick that works on these topics, please get in touch.