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More than thirty students from Australia and New Zealand gathered at The University of Western Australia's Business School for the 25th Annual PhD Conference in Economics and Business.
The annual Conference is a joint venture between UWA, the Australian National University, The University of Queensland and Monash University which gives PhD students the opportunity to meet their peers and senior academics with similar interests, engage in high level debate and discussion, and network with prospective employers.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said over the past 25 years the Conference had opened up a range of new opportunities to PhD students from across Australia.
‘Since its inception in 1987, the PhD Conference in Economics and Business has involved over 600 students from all major Australian universities and some overseas universities,' he said.
‘For participants, the experience is rewarding, challenging, stimulating and exciting. The opportunity to meet with and learn from peers, senior academics, and prospective employers is invaluable and many of these students go on to become leading researchers in their fields.'
Also in attendance at this year's Conference were 30 distinguished scholars in economics and finance from Australia and overseas, as well as representatives from major employers of PhD graduates, including the Reserve Bank, Productivity Commission, and major Australian universities.
The Conference is sponsored by numerous government organisations, corporations and individuals, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Productivity Commission, and Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific.
The 2012 PhD Conference in Economics and Business was convened by Winthrop Professor Ken Clements and Winthrop Professor Izan from the UWA Business School, and held from 7-9 November.