Economics

  • Abeer Shafqat

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Three essays on development economics

    Research supervisors: Professor Sarah Smith, Dr Christine Valente

    Email: abeer.shafqat@bristol.ac.uk


  • Angela Sanchez Gonzalez

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Exploring the importance of non-monetary incentives for employee performance within organizations

    Email: as773@exeter.ac.uk


  • Cholwoo Kim

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: To be confirmed

    I am yet to confirm my exact research topic however the research area of my interest lies in Macroeconomics. More importantly, I would like to research the relationship between technical changes and unemployment.

    Research supervisors: To be confirmed

    Email: ck371@exeter.ac.uk


  • Ellen Greaves

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: The economics of school choice

    My research will provide evidence on whether parents in England value academic quality when choosing between state-schools, which is necessary for the mechanism of school choice to improve academic standards. I will explore the effects of school choice on social and ethnic segregation across schools, and simulate how this would change under alternative admissions criteria for schools that move away from the typical distance based criteria, accounting for residential preferences. I will also explore the causal effect of school quality on future attainment, by comparing the outcomes for children that are marginally accepted and rejected from their preferred school.

    Research supervisors: Dr Simon Burgess, Dr Helene Turon

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Part-time senior research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.  

    Email: ellen.greaves@bristol.ac.uk


  • Hannes Titeca

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, University of Exeter Business School

    Start date: September 2015

    I am yet to confirm my exact research topic however I am most interested in looking at individual and group behaviour and how these relate to economic outcomes. As part of my Masters dissertation I plan to conduct an experiment looking at why many people choose to cooperate and behave in ways that do not, at least initially, appear to be in their best interests. More specifically, the role of shame related to knowing that others will observe what actions one has made and how this might interact with the long studied role of communication possibilities in such situations.

     

    Email: ht345@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hannest


  • Isabel Stockton

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: The role of non-wage job characteristics as determinants of women’s wages and employment patterns in labour markets characterised by search

    At the moment, I am analysing a large set of social security data to find out to what extent women are more likely than men to accept lower wages to avoid long commutes. Women’s shorter commutes could thus contribute to enduring discrepancies in men’s and women’s wages and other labour market outcomes. A particular focus is on differences between women in urban and rural areas, the effect of childbirth, and the role of childcare availability. I use duration (aka survival) analysis and a structural model of a search labour market to infer behavioural parameters from observed choices.

    Research supervisors: Dr Annette Bergemann, Dr Gerard van den Berg

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Regularly visiting Institute for Employment Research (IAB, Nuremberg), previously worked with/at German Federal Statistical Office, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW, Mannheim) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW, Berlin).

    Email: isabel.stockton@bristol.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabel-stockton-60a065106


  • Lorenz Hartmann

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Decision Making under Ambiguity: Axiomatic Decision Theory and Games

    I work on decision making under ambiguity, that is I study behaviour of decision makers whose preferences cannot be modelled within Savage’s subjective expected utility theory. In one of my projects “Hierarchy of Ambiguity Aversion” I aim to unify two leading definitions of ambiguity aversion. A by-product is the axiomatization of so called exact capacities. In another project “A Definition of Perceived Ambiguity” I propose a new way of measuring perceived ambiguity in the multiple prior model and I apply my theory to normal-form games.

    Research supervisors: Professor David Kelsey, Professor Dieter Balkenborg

    Email: lh474@exeter.ac.uk


  • Lutfi Rahimi

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC/Exeter 1+)
    University of Exeter, University of Exeter Business School

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: Macroeconomics of Trend Inflation

    I will be investigating the dynamic implications of a positive trend/target inflation within the DSGE models. We assume a zero trend/target inflation rate in most standard macroeconomic models when investigating the effects of a shock on dynamics of aggregates such as output, inflation and so on. In reality, the trend/target inflation rate for most central banks is a positive number (i.e. ECB aims at 2%), I will be working within a modified or a generalised version of the standard models which assumes a positive trend inflation. The question to answer is, how important the implications of such assumption is for the dynamics of the economy and to explore model-structural effects.

     

    Research supervisors: Dr Engin Kara

    Email: lr359@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lutfi-rahimi-a954876a


  • Marta Skrzypinska

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Macroeconomics

    Research supervisors: Professor Jon Temple, Tony Yates

    Email: skrzypinskamarta.2011@my.bristol.ac.uk


  • Sofiya Stoyanova

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Development Economics (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Income inequality and the welfare state

    Research supervisors: Professor Jon Temple, Dr Edmund Cannon

    Email: ss13854@bristol.ac.uk


  • Uijin Kim

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Weak instrument measure in dynamic panel data models

    Research supervisors: Professor Frank Windmeijer

    Email: u.kim@bristol.ac.uk


  • Xiaoran Liang

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: October 2017

    My research focuses on using various methods, like Lasso and hard thresholding, to select variables from a large set in an econometrics/causal analysis framework (e.g. instrumental variables analysis with genes, Mendelian randomisation).

    Research supervisors: Professor Frank Windmeijer, Dr Alex Tetenov

    Email: xl15923@bristol.ac.uk