School of Economics

PhD Projects

We have a number of research students in the school. You can view their profiles below. You can also view our PhD students' career destinations to see where our students have worked since completing their PhDs.

Current research students
NameProject title
Year one
Aisha Abubakar  
Malte Baader Exploring Creativity in Economics
Sarah Bowen  
Edoardo Cefala Economic and Cultural Effects of Globalisation and Surge of Populist and Extremist Parties in Western Democracies
David Contreras Gomez  
Wenxiao Dong  
Luis Frones Edeso Strategic Information Transmission
Ernesto Gavassa Perez Relationbship between Morality and Economic Behaviour
Carolina Gomez Cuenca Macroeconomic Impacts of Changes in Energy Market
Syed Kazmi  
Michael Mahony Uncertainty in the Macroeconomy
Seokmo Nam Household Finance and Heterogeneity in Consumer Behaviour
Monika Pompeo Behavioural and Experimental Economics: The Moral Limits of the Market and the Morally Challenging Transactions
Shruti Surachita  Analysis of Coopearation and Competition in Public-Good Games 
Year two
Uzma Afzal Intra-Household Bargaining and Efficiency in Decision Making and Empowerment
Juergen Amann On Economic Growth and Public Debt: Cross-Country Heterogeneity and Nonlinearities
Bjorn Brey Migration Policy in the US
Thomas Chen Government Policy, Trade and Renewable Energy Market Dynamics
Yassine Essanaani  
William Gatt Macroprudential Policies and the Redistribution Channel
Kyeongtae Lee Experimental Economics, Behavioural Economics, Cooperation and Social Preferences and Punishment
Kristin Limbach Experimental Studies at the Interface of Economics Behaviour and Psychocological Influences
Pedro Marques Correia Da Silva Essays in Higher Education
David Mmopelwa Essays in Botswana Household Health
Masedi Motswapong  
Juan Rosas Munoz Analysis of Artisanal Chilean Fishery under Territorial Use Rights Fisheries (TURFs) System
Gian Luca Tedeschi Culture and History as Determinants of Contemporary Economic Outcomes
Francesca Vinci On the Implications of Intangible Assets Capitalization
Year three 
Derrick Abudu  FDI, Corruption and Firm Performance in Africa
Hayatullah Ahmadzai Transition of Agriculture from Subsistence to Diversified Agriculture in the Context of Small-Scale Farming in Afghanistan
Diego Canales  
Canh Thien Dang NGO Funding and Performance: Monitoring and Regulation
Mohamed Diaby Monetary Policies and Sectoral Heterogeneities
Roel Dom Creating Fiscal Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Effective Have the Reforms Been
Apoorva Gupta R&D and Growth during Bad Times
Priyanka Joshi Campaign Contribution and Micro-Targeting
Sheila Kaminchia The Determinants of Trade Integration: An Assessment of the East African Community
Zakari Mumuni Inflation Targeting in Lower Income Countries
Adrian Nieto Castro Television and its Impact on Educational Inequality
Bernardo Pincheira Sarmiento  Essays in Education: Evidence from Chile
Douglas Scott Consumption Smoothing and Coping Strategies
Jesal Sheth Experiments on Naivety and Unravelling
Sarimah Surianshah School Factors and Student Attainment in Malaysia
Writing up 
Basile Boulay Essays on Agricultural Development in Tanzania
Valeria Burdea Strategic Information Transmission
Jose Carrillo Essays on Political Accountability and Selection
Ana Camila Cisneros Acevedo Labour Markets and International Trade
Geoffrey Chapman Trade Agreements as Determinant of Trade Costs
Kyung In Hwang Three Essays on International Trade and Retail Globalisation
Fatih Kansoy The Impacts of US Monetary Policy on International Markets
Orestis Kopsacheilis Methodology of Experimental Economics, Biases in Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty, Non-Cooperative Games
Martina Magli An Essay on Services Offshoring
Abrams Mbu Enow Tagem  
Elchin Mustafayev  
Lionel Joshua Roger The Determinants of Foreign Aid Effectiveness: A Time Series Approach
Miriam Saldana Entrepreneurship, Learning Abroad or at Home? Evidence from Mexican Migrants
Ruslan Shichman Punishment of Unfair Behaviour
Ahmed Usman Behaviour of Capital Structure of Non-Financial Firms in Developed and Emerging Economies and the Choice of Markets: An International Comparison
Gabriel Wasswa  
Yuzhu (Rhea) Zhang  Export Participation and Firm Level Finance


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