On this page you find some research areas I find interesting (in no particular order) and in which I am happy to supervise Dissertations (both undergraduate and postgraduate in economics and social science more generally).

Labour, Public & Education Economics
In particular,

  1. Empirical evaluation of welfare state policies
  2. Attitudes towards the welfare state
  3. Migration and labour market / education outcomes
  4. The education and labour market effects of education policies / education systems

Past dissertations I supervised included:

  • The Effect of Information Gaps on Preferences for Wealth Redistribution: An Empirical Analysis
  • Crime reduction in the United States: what is the role of incarceration?
  • Welfare substitution following the increase in the female State Pension Age.
  • Personality Traits and the Ethnic Wage Gap in the UK
  • Does feeling British affect labour market outcomes in the UK?
  • Immigration and attitudes to unemployment benefits: an analysis of post-2004 Polish immigration to England
  • Impact of Child Work on Cognitive Achievement in Adulthood in Ethiopia
  • Government Education Spending and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from the United States
  • An Assessment of the Impact of Compressing Secondary Education in Germany

 

Empirical projects on the Economics of Wellbeing and Happiness

In the past I have supervised topics in this area such as

  • A comparative analysis of the association between having children and happiness across Europe: 2004 -2014
  • Well-being, Political Preferences and the Macroeconomy
  • Evidence on the Relationship between Income, the Source of Income and Well-Being
  • Living in a cold home: A wellbeing valuation
  • Does the natural environment we live in impact our happiness? A life satisfaction analysis of England

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
In particular,

  1. Empirical projects on the effects of environmental regulation on trade / fdi
  2. Empirical projects on attitudes and behaviour linked to the environment

In the past I have supervised topics in this area such as

  • The impact of market-pull and technology-push policies on trade in solar photovoltaic products
  • Renewable Energy Policy: Do Feed-in Tariffs attract Foreign Direct Investment?
  • Does the natural environment we live in impact our happiness? A life satisfaction analysis of England
  • Is Environmental Regulation a Significant Determinant of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows? – A study of the pollution haven hypothesis using an alternative measure for environmental stringency
  • Climate change innovations: what role does the environmental stringency play?
  • Can technological progress in agriculture reduce deforestation? Evidence from tropical countries

 

 


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