Presenters

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Nicole Andelic

University Of Aberdeen

Nicole Andelic is a Research Fellow in the Business School at University of Aberdeen after completing her PhD and one-year fellowship in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary project between the Economics Department and the Health Psychology Group, examining the impact of job contracts on stress.

Jake Anders

UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities

Jake is Associate Professor and Deputy Director in the UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO). He is also Head of Research in the Department of Learning and Leadership at UCL Institute of Education. Jake's research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of educational inequality and the evaluation of policies and programmes aiming to reduce it.

Yu Aoki

University of Aberdeen

Yu is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics in the Business School and the Health Economics Research Unit, and an IZA Research Fellow. She is an applied micro-econometrician working in the fields of labour and health economics. She is currently doing research on the social integration of immigrants in the UK, focusing on one of the possible key factors for integration: Language skills. In particular, she uses natural experiments to identify the causal impact of English proficiency on various immigrant outcomes including education, health, and residential segregation outcomes.

Nicolas Apfel

University Of Regensburg

I am a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Regensburg in the doctoral program Evidence-Based Economics. I will join the University of Surrey as a Post-Doctoral researcher in autumn 2021. In my research, I apply and develop machine learning methods to address problems of causal inference in labor economics.

Daniela Araujo P.

University Of Bamberg

I am a doctoral candidate of empirical microeconomics at the University of Bamberg, with interests in topics related to economics of education. My doctoral research focuses on evaluating public policies implemented to improve school and teacher quality using econometric analysis.
I also have more than ten years of working experience in educational policy in Latin America. After completing my master’s degree in Public Policy at Georgetown University, I led several projects of policy monitoring and evaluation in my home country, Ecuador.

Angus Armstrong

NIESR/Lloyds Banking Group

Dr Angus Armstrong is Director of the ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics network, hosted at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He is also Chief Economic Adviser to Lloyds Bank Group, and an Honorary Professor at Stirling University. Angus was an ESRC Senior Fellow in the run-up to the UK’s EU Referendum, and also both before and after the Scottish Independence Referendum. He was Head of Macroeconomic Analysis at HM Treasury, where he was the lead author of the government’s Housing Finance Review in 2009 and provided ministerial advice during the Global Financial Crisis. Angus represented the HM Treasury at the 2009 G20 Officials Meeting in London, and addressed the United Nations in 2012. Prior to these positions, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Asia and held a number of teaching posts. Angus has a PhD from Imperial College London.

Junaid Arshad

University of St Andrews

I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews. My research focuses on the interaction of Behavioural Economics, Development Economics, and Industrial Organisation. I study the role of beliefs, emotions, and behavioural biases in decision making when formal enforcement mechanisms are missing or imperfect (e.g., microfinance contracts, informal risk-sharing, and tax compliance).

Marzieh Assadi

University Of Golestan

Thanos Athanasopoulos

De Montfort University Leicester

Hi!
My name is Thanos Athanasopoulos. I completed my PhD at the University of Warwick, and I am currently a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University/Leicester. My current research focuses on Industrial Organization with a particular interest in (a) innovation and firm strategy within platforms and two-sided markets, (b) the formation and sustainability of cartels, (c) Research Joint Ventures.

Robert Bain

Zero Waste Scotland