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John Gathergood

Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences



John Gathergood is Professor of Economics. His research focuses on understanding consumer behaviour in financial markets.

John commenced his studies at the University of Nottingham as an undergraduate student in the year 2000, graduating in 2003 before studying for an MSc (2004), PhD (2008), Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010); prior to joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor (2010), becoming Associate Professor (2013) and subsequently Professor (2019) then Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (2020). His PhD study was kindly funded by Experian plc. He publishes in leading academic journals in economics and finance including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal and Management Science. He also publishes in journals in a wider range of disciplines, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Nature Human Behaviour, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Social Psychological and Personality Science.

He has received more than £7million in research funding from the Economic and Social Research Council including a Postdoctoral Fellowship, Starting Grant, Centre Grant, Large Grant and Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant. He has also received grant funding from the Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, National Employee Savings Trust, Her Majesty's Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority.

John has advised the Bank of England; Competition and Markets Authority; Department for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills; Financial Conduct Authority; Her Majesty's Treasury; and the Open Banking Implementation Entity. He has conducted research in partnership with Argus Analytics, Barclays Stockbroking, Experian, Lloyds Banking Group, National Employee Savings Trust, Natwest Markets and Rightmove. He has also undertaken pro bono advisory work for the third sector including the Money Advice Trust and Stepchange debt advice charities. Much of his research involves collaboration with firms and policymakers on research useful for both knowledge and practice.

University Service

John has served as Deputy Head of School, Chair of the School Research Excellence Framework Strategy Group and as REF Unit Co-ordinator for the School's submission to REF 2021. As Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (2020-2023) he served on the Faculty Directorate and Executive Board, and was Chair of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Board. At University level he has served on the Research Committee, Knowledge Exchange Committee and Research Performance Board. He was co-Chair of the five-yearly University Research Strategy Review and continues to sit on University Steering Committees overseeing the University's relationships with Experian and KPMG.

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