My general area of expertise is in behavioural economics and the overlap between economics and psychology. I am happy to talk with students about pretty much any research in this area. I am particularly interested in talking to potential PhD students interested in the areas below. My three main current research interests are: (i) the effect of early life conditions on later health and psychological well-being; (ii) the measurement and economic determinants of adult well-being, in particular the link between unemployment and well-being; (iii) the nature of human adult time preferences, including the evolution of time preferences over the life-cycle, deviations from standard inter-temporal choice models, effect of stress on temporal decision-making, biological basis of temporal decision-making.
The Constitutional Future of Scotland and the United Kingdom
PI: Professor David Bell
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council
Well-Being, Decision-Making and Unemployment in Europe
PI: Professor Liam Delaney
Funded by: European Commission