Search for a Supervisor
We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research (PhD).
Please see the list below for a range of research topics that staff members of the Department of Economics are interested in supervising.
I will be happy to supervise students interested in theoretical and empirical political economy, on topics such as electoral turnout, political accountability, fiscal policy. I am also interested in other more “classical” public economics issues such as tax evasion, immigration and social capital.
I am willing to supervise doctoral students in the areas of labour economics, especially on the youth labour market, transition behaviour in the adult labour market and search and matching in the labour market, and in the field of education economics, particularly with respect to secondary school choice and quasi-markets, and the economics of Higher Education. Other topic areas in labour and education would be considered.
I am happy to help students interested in Industrial Organization, Regional and Urban Economics, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Some topics may include auctions, knowledge spillovers, migration, energy, and environmental justice.
I will be happy to supervise students interested in development economics, in particular on topics related to the causes and consequences of conflict or other forms of violence, migration (including refugees), and infrastructure investment, the role of institutions, and the impact of climate change in developing countries.
I will be happy to act as supervisor of students interested in the field of economics of education, from an empirical point of view. For examples the analysis of the returns to education in the labour market, the funding of higher education, the evaluation of educational policies at any level, the study of the determinants of students educational outcomes (i.e. education production function), analysis of the peer effects and also the intergenerational transmission of inequality (both in term of earnings and education).
I am interested in any project that involves a novel computational challenge. It can be that either the size of the problem is prohibitive for conventional methods or that even writing down the solution conditions is hard. For example finding solutions to a high dimensional dynamic program or equilibria of a dynamic game.
I am happy to help students interested in industrial organization or economic theory. Some particular topics might include: the economics of regulation, innovation, research and development, and the the role of asymmetric information as it pertains to these areas.
Interested in supervising students who wish to work on Macroeconomics, Monetary policies and Macroprudential policies in DSGE models. Specifically interested in modelling financial frictions, investigating their impact on the wider economy and their implications for policymakers.
My interests in applied empirical microeconomic issues are wide ranging and include many aspects of: consumer behaviour, especially risky consumption that affects health, income, and well-being; labour market behaviour, especially labour supply, and wage determination; education economics, especially the graduate labour market; and the connections between these areas.
Interested in supervising students interested in macroeconomics, monetary policy, fiscal policy and financial regulation in DSGE models. I am particularly interested in analysing the interactions between the financial sector and the real economy, as well as the roles of macroprudential regulation and fiscal policy during periods of financial distress.