Lecturer in Economics wins Best Paper Award
13 September 2017
Christoph Koenig, Lecturer in Economics, has won this year's Best Paper Award at the 70th Econometric Society European Meeting in Lisbon.
Christoph shares his prize with co-author David Schindler (Tilburg, University), for their paper on "Dynamics in Gun Ownership and Crime - Evidence from the Aftermath of Sandy Hook". The paper studies the effect of increased gun ownership on crime across U.S. counties following a sudden increase in the demand for weapons.
The ESEM award is given to the two best papers in applied economics (broadly taken to include applied theory, empirical economics, experimental economics, and computational economics). They have to be presented by young researchers within ten years of their PhD.
The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. It publishes international top journals including Econometrica, Quantitative Economics, and Theoretical Economics.