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


  • Andrew Wainwright

    Economics

    PhD Researcher in Economics (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, Department of Economics

    Start date: October 2019

    Research topic: Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Social Tipping Points

    I am interested in the effect of pro-environmental attitudes on governments, firms and other individuals, and modelling the progress towards social tipping points. Fake news, in-group identification, and social echo chambers all play a role in shaping social norms. This is an inter-disciplinary undertaking and I am looking for input from economics, psychology and other disciplines in producing and testing my models.

     

    Very interested to hear about people and organisations working in similar or related areas.

    Research supervisors: Paolo Zeppini, Bruce Morley

    Email: akw37@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwainwright/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wainwra


  • 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


  • Jeremy Kwok

    Economics

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

    Start date: September 2017

    Research topic: Developing applications of Global Vector Autoregressive models in financial institutions

    Research supervisors: Rish Singhania, Engin Kara

    Email: jk496@exeter.ac.uk


  • Jingya Zeng

    Economics

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

    Start date: October 2019

    Research topic: Health Economics: Investigating social contagion of mental illness.

    I am interested in investigating whether there exist spill-over effects between individuals’ mental health, particularly within the household context and in the workplace. Besides, the Internet has become part of our life. I am also interested in exploring the relationship of internet use to mental illness.

    Research supervisors: Dr Xiaohui Zhang, Dr Jess Tyrrell

    Email: jz451@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: Essays on Tax Compliance, Labour Supply and Bribery

    My research is compiled in three filed and experimental essays: the first essay, explores the effects of windfall money on tax compliance and labour supply responses, exploring how and why people pay taxes, and how individual labour supply responds to non-labour income. The second paper tries to tease apart the dynamic effects of penalties/fines on firm tax compliance. The third paper focuses on punishment vs pro-social behaviour vis-à-vis the choice of public service delivery methods. The choices include a standard delivery system, fast track system with a higher premium and bribery option that’s risky and has a negative externality.

    Research supervisors: Miguel A. Fonseca

    Email: lr359@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lutfi-rahimi/


  • 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


  • 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