Applied Microeconometrics & Labour Economics.
My research develops new ways of bringing economic models of decision-making to data in a flexible, yet theory–consistent, manner. Recent work includes articles in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, and the Modern Law Review. My applied research includes work on access to justice and the economic incentives to bring claims to Employment Tribunals, an investigation into the UK’s “Cost of Living Crisis” and its implications for poverty measurement, and an on-going project on ‘gig-economy’ employment.
I am an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Oxford in association with New College and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. I am a Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University for Spring 2017, having completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Cowles Foundation in 2015/16.
In 2016, I was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant, which will fund work on modelling choice behaviour when a) not all options are available and b) individuals have a ‘preference for flexibility’. I hope to apply this research to better understand the role of Zero Hours Contracts in the UK labour market.
Please find a copy of my CV here.