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Faculty of Economics

Debopam Bhattacharya, a Professor of Econometrics at the Faculty of Economics and a Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a 4-year ESRC standard grant of approximately £700,000 for his research into Econometric Demand and Welfare Analysis, in collaboration with Dr Kai Liu.


Professor Debopam Bhattacharya

Faculty Executive Director of Research Professor Debopam Bhattacharya says; “I am delighted that the hard work behind the application paid off.”

The project aims to develop novel econometric tools for cost-benefit analysis of such interventions using micro-level data. These tools will be useful, both for understanding the nature of consumer preferences from observed choice behaviour, and for predicting effects of policy interventions on them.

Professor Debopam Bhattacharya adds “The grant enables work into applying that knowledge to assess existing and potential public policies in terms of their impact on social welfare in a variety of important real-life contexts such as education, housing, healthcare and vacation rentals.”

Part of this project will be conducted in collaboration with University Associate Professor Kai Liu of the Economics department, who has a Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Further details:


Consumer Choice




Cost-Benefit Analysis



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