Charles completed the MPhil in Economic Research at Cambridge in 2019 after graduating from his Bachelor's degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017.
Charles's research will consider the relationship between monetary policy and firm dynamics. Recent trends in the product market – where concentration and mark-ups have shown sustained increases – throw up questions for monetary policy efficacy and transmission, which he is keen to investigate.
Ivan completed a BA in Business, Economic and Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin and an MSC in Quantitative Finance at University College Dublin. He began his career in investment banking before moving to JCRA, a boutique financial risk management consultancy. While working, he completed an MSc in Applied Statistics and Stochastic Processes. He was part of the management team at JCRA completing an MBO in 2017, and, following the sale of JCRA to Chatham Financial, he started to pursue a career in academia. In 2019, Ivan completed the Advanced Diploma in Economics at Cambridge and is currently undertaking the MPhil in Economic Research.
Ivan has been awarded a 1+3 studentship which funds both his MPhil and PhD years. Ivan is interested in researching the differences in nutrition across households in developed countries. Nutrient deficiencies have a heavy personal toll, causing a reduction in quality of life, longevity and productivity. This means that nutritional inequalities can compound other forms of inequality. Ivan hopes his research will help identify policy initiatives to improve nutritional outcomes.
Alastair completed his Bachelor's degree at the University of Cambridge in 2017 and is currently studying for the MPhil in Economic Research which is the foundation year for the PhD.
Alastair has been awarded a 1+3 ESRC studentship which funds both his MPhil and PhD years. The year spent on the MPhil in Economic Research will give him the opportunity to define and refine a research proposal for his PhD dissertation. During this year he will receive training (a) in advanced topics in current economic research in all area of economics, though a variety of compulsory and optional courses and (b) in quantitative methods to the highest level, as used by current economic research. Alastair's research will focus on both theoretical and empirical aspects of network economics.
Jamie completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the University of Kent in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Shortly after, he started working as an Economist at NIESR (National Institute of Economic and Social Research) where he predominantly worked on improving labour market statistics through the use of microeconometric and machine learning methods before starting his PhD in the autumn of 2019.
Jamie’s main research fields are in microeconometrics, machine learning, and the microeconomics of development. More specifically, his PhD thesis will focus on the role of financial innovation on financial access—namely mobile money—and the impact it has on household welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Darija completed the MPhil in Economic Research at Cambridge in 2018 after graduating from her Bachelor’s degree at the University of St Andrews.
Darija's research interests lie primarily within behavioural game theory, strategic thinking, and experimental economics (both practical application and methodological issues). Recently, I have added network theory to the list of my research interests. As part of the PhD, I want to design and conduct my own experiments using dynamic games (and, in particular, games played on networks) in order to enhance our understanding of how people think and learn in strategic situations.
Balduin completed the MPhil in Economic Research at Cambridge in 2018 after graduating from his Bachelor's degree at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland.
He is undertaking research in the area of International Economics.
Thomas completed both his Bachelor's degree and the MPhil in Economic Research at the University of Cambridge.
His research interests include international trade, networks, industrial organisation and macroeconomics.