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Faculty of Economics

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Dr Toke Aidt
Reader in Economics
Director of the Keynes Fund

Research Interests
Political Economics

Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño
University Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Analyzing Inequalities Across Racial, Gender, and Hierarchical Groups

Dr Yujiang River Chen
College Lecturer (St Catharine's College)

Research Interests
Labour Economics, Urban Economics and Micro-Econometrics

Professor Meredith Crowley
Professor of International Economics
Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
Research Fellow, CEPR (London)

Research Interests
International trade and trade policy

Professor Eric French
Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics

Research Interests
Labor, Public Finance, Health, Applied Econometrics

Dr Pauline Goyal-Rutsaert
College Teaching Officer (Homerton College)

Research Interests
Industrial, Competition, and Regulatory Policy; Research and Innovation Policy; Communications Sector; Better Policymaking; Strategic Trade Policy

Dr Juliana Guimaraes Cavalcanti
College Lecturer in Economics (Homerton College)

Research Interests
Income Inequality, Gender Wage Discrimination,Students Performance, Quantile Regression

Professor Sriya Iyer
Professor of Economics

Research Interests
Development Economics, Religion, Demography, Education

Dr Ines Lee
Junior Research Fellow in Economics (Homerton College)

Research Interests
Applied Microeconomics: Healthcare, Education, Labour

Dr Kai Liu
University Associate Professor

Research Interests
Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Economics of China

Professor David Newbery
Emeritus Professor and
Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG)

Research Interests
Electricity policy research, specifically market design and behaviour, transmission access pricing, renewables support mechanisms and climate change policy

Dr Christopher Rauh
University Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Labour Economics, Political Economy

Dr Gabriella Santangelo
University Lecturer

Research Interests
Development Economics

Dr Julia Shvets
Senior College Lecturer (Christ's College)

Research Interests
Empirical micro, organizations, incentives, political economy.

Dr Weilong Zhang
University Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Labor Economics, Education Economics, Family Economics, Psychology Economics

Shengjuan He

Title: Flexible working, commuting cost and female labour market outcomes

Jörg Kalbfuss

Title: Socio-Economic Stratification & Conflict

Research Interests
Industrial Organization, Network Economics

Ganesh Karapakula

Research Interests
Applied Econometrics

Thomas Prayer

Title: Firm-Level Impacts of Mutual Recognition Agreements

Benjapon Prommawin

Title: An Essay on International Reserves Adequacy for Emerging Asian Countries

Vivek Roy-Chowdhury

Research Interests
Applied microeconomics; behavioural economics

Alexandru Savu

Title: Political causes of reform ineffectiveness in non-advanced economies

Research Interests
Empirical Political and Development Economics


Research Grants

  • Economic Policy and Political Myopia (ESRC) - Aidt, T
  • Voting Rights And Public Policy (ESRC) - Aidt, T. S.
  • International dimension of political regime dynamics (ESRC) - Aidt, T. S.
  • Riots And The Great Reform Act Of 1832 (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Aidt, T
  • Democratic purges in post-World War II France: Was it all about separating the wheat from the chaff? (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Aidt, T
  • Data Impact Fellow (JISC) (Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)) - Crowley, M.
  • The impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade (ESRC) - Crowley, M.
  • UK in a Changing Europe Fellowship (ESRC) - Crowley, M.
  • Innovation And The Resilience Of Religion (METANEXUS INSTITUTE ON RELIGION AND SCIENCE) - Iyer, S.
  • Modernizing The Madrasa In India (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST) - Iyer, S.
  • The Next RES Research Initiative: Expanding the Advancements Made in the Economic Study of Religion and Religious Markets (CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY (FB JOHN TEMPLETON FND)) - Iyer, S.
  • Endogenous Network Formation And Informal Networks In Village Economies (NUFFIELD FOUNDATION) - Krishnan, P.
  • Endogenous Network Formation And Informal Networks In Village Economies (ESRC) - Krishnan, P.
  • Aspirations And Poverty Traps: Investigating The Impact Of Interventions On Youth In The Slums Of Bombay (NUFFIELD FOUNDATION) - Krishnan, P.
  • Family Instability, Child Development and Family Policy: Theory and Evidence from an Economic Model (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Liu, K.
  • Organisation, Competition And Regulation In The British Railway Industry (ESRC) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Road Pricing And Urban Congestion Costs (ESRC) - Newbery, D. M.
  • The Internet And Price Competition In Retail Markets Within The EU (EPSRC) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Efficient And Sustainable Regulation And Competition In Network Industries (ESRC) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Promoting Innovation And Productivity In Electricity Markets (CAMBRIDGE MIT (rsd use only)) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Price Comparison Sites And Competition: The Internet Connectivity Market (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Specific Support Action: Sessa (Sustainable Specific Support Assessment) (EC FP6 OTHER) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Electricity Policy Forum (CAMBRIDGE MIT (rsd use only)) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Cessa - Coordinating Energy Security Of Supply Actions (EC FW6 CA) - Newbery, D. M.
  • British Academy Small Grant Bid - Karsten Neuhoff (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Newbery, D. M.
  • The Electricity Policy Research Group (ESRC) - Newbery, D. M.
  • Risk Attitude and Portfolio Choice: An Intra-household Perspective (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Zhang, W.

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

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Published Papers

Huffman, D., Raymond, C. and Shvets, J. Persistent Overconfidence and Biased Memory: Evidence from Managers, American Economic Review, forthcoming (2022)
Porzio, T., Rossi, F. and Santangelo, G. The Human Side of Structural Transformation, American Economic Review (2022)
Aidt, T. S., Davenport, R. and Grey, F. New Perspectives on the Contribution of Sanitary Investments to Mortality Decline in English Cities, 1845–1909, Economic History Review, accepted (2022)
Carneiro, P., Liu, K. and Salvanes, K. G. The Supply of Skill and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence from a College Expansion Reform, Journal of the European Economic Association, accepted (2022)
Mueller, H. and Rauh, C. Using Past Violence and Current News to Predict Changes in Violence, International Interactions (2022)
Mueller, H. and Rauh, C. The Hard Problem of Prediction for Conflict Prevention, Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming (2022)
Ramachandran, R. and Rauh, C. The Imperium of the Colonial Tongue? Evidence on Language Policy Preferences in Zambia, Journal of African Economies (2022)
Adams-Prassl, A., Boneva, T., Golin, M. and Rauh, C. The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on Mental Health: Evidence from the United States, Economic Policy (2022)

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Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Fetzer, T., Rauh, C. Quantifying Excess Mortality Among Non COVID-19 Patients in Healthcare Settings, CWPE2252 (2022)
Arapakis, K., French, E., Jones, J., McCauley, J. How should we fund end-of-life care in the USA?, CWPE2249 (2022)
French, E., Lindner, A., O'Dea, C., Zawisza T. Labor Supply and the Pension Contribution-Benefit Link, CWPE2248 (2022)
Crowley, M. A., Han, L., Prayer, T. The Pro-competitive Effects of Trade Agreements, CWPE2240 (2022)
Bhattacharya, D., Shvets, J. Inferring the Performance Diversity Trade-Off in University Admissions: Evidence from Cambridge, CWPE2238 (2022)
Mueller, H., Rauh, C., Ruggieri, A. Dynamic Early Warning and Action Model, CWPE2236 (2022)
Aidt, T., Lacroix, J., Meonx, P-E. The Origins of Elite Persistence: Evidence from Political Purges in post-World War II France, CWPE2232 (2022)
Adams-Prassl, A., Boneva, T., Golin, M. and Rauh, C. Perceived Returns to Job Search, CWPE2231 (2022)

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Authored Books

Iyer, S. The Economics of Religion in India, (2018), Harvard University Press
Iyer, S. Demography and Religion in India, (2002), Oxford University Press

Chapter in Book

Iyer, S. and Rosso, G. Religion and Mental Health, (2022), forthcoming in Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Edited by Klaus Zimmermann - Springer
Iyer, S. The Economics of Religion in Developing Countries, (2020), forthcoming in Religion and Flourishing. Edited by A. Cohen - Baylor University Press
Iyer, S. Religion and Demography, (2019), forthcoming in Advances in the Economics of Religion. Edited by J-P Carvalho, Sriya Iyer, J Rubin - Palgrave Macmillan
Aidt, T.S. Corruption, (2018), forthcoming in Oxford handbook of public choice. Edited by Roger Congleton, Stefan Voigt - Oxford University Press
Aidt, T.S. and Leon, G. The coup: competition for office in authoritarian regimes, (2018), forthcoming in Oxford handbook of public choice. Edited by Roger Congleton, Stefan Voigt - Oxford University Press
Iyer, S. Religion and Institutions, (2018), forthcoming in A Research Agenda for the New institutional Economics. Edited by Claude Menard, Mary Shirley - Edward Elgar Publishers
Bown, C. P. and Crowley, M. A. The empirical landscape of trade policy, (2016), forthcoming in Handbook of commercial policy, Volume 1. Edited by Kyle Bagwell, Robert Staiger - Elsevier
Aidt, T. S. Political economy of instrument choice, (2013), forthcoming in Encyclopedia of energy, natural resource, and environmental economics. Edited by Jason Shogren - Elsevier Science
Iyer, S., Joshi, S. and Do, Q. Why marry a cousin? Insights from Bangladesh, (2013), forthcoming in Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World. Edited by Ravinder Kaur, Rajni Parliwala - Orient Blackswan
Crowley, M. A. Why are safeguards needed in a trade agreement?, (2010), forthcoming in Law and econmics of contingent protection in international trade. Edited by George Bermann, Petros Mavroidis, Kyle Bagwell - Cambridge University Press
Iyer, S. Gender, religion, and the age at marriage in India, (2009), forthcoming in Gender and Discrimination: Health, Nutritional Status and Role of Women in India. Edited by M Pal, P Bharati, B Ghosh, T - Oxford University Press
Iyer, S. Religion and economic development, (2008), forthcoming in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition. Edited by S Durlauf, L Blume - Palgrave Macmillan

Chapter in Book

eds. Carvalho, J-P, Iyer, S. and Rubin, J. Advances in the Economics of Religion, (2019) - Palgrave Macmillan
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Empirical Microeconomics Research Group

Francis Kramarz
"Matching Workers’ Skills and Firms’ Technologies: From Bundling to Unbundling∗"
Saturday 1st October 2022 12:12am
Meade (Empirical)
Luca Flabbi
Saturday 1st October 2022 12:12am
Meade (Empirical)

Recent Publications

Newbery, D. The Cost of Finance and the Cost of Carbon: A Case Study of Britain’s only PWR Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy [2021]

Fan, J., Friedman, D., Gair, J., Iyer, S., Redlicki, B. and Velu, C. A Simulation Study of How Religious Fundamentalism Takes Root Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization [2021]

Velu, C. and Iyer, S. Learning From Near Misses from Covid 19 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [2021]

Selected CWPE


Understanding the challenges to the world trading system, Crowley, M. A.


Strengths and Weaknesses of the British Market Model, Newbery, D.


Distribution Effects of Local Minimum Wage Hikes: A Spatial Job Search Approach, Zhang, W.