Presenters

On job market

Nicolò Bandera

University of St Andrews

Nicolò Bandera is a PhD student in Economics at the University of St Andrews. His main areas of research are macroeconomics and monetary economics. During his PhD he was a trainee at the European Central Bank. Before joining St Andrews, he worked at Eurizon SLJ Capital in a macro research role.

Josh Banerjee

London School Of Economics And Political Science

Michele Battisti

University of Glasgow

David Bell

University of Stirling

My name is David Bell. I recently retired as a full Prof of Economics at the University of Stirling. I previously worked at the universities of St Andrews, Strathclyde, Warwick and Glasgow. I was educated at the University of Aberdeen and the London School of Economics. I have four main (but not exclusive) research interests. The first is labour economics where I have been particularly interested in the evolution of working time. The second is fiscal federalism and specifically how different levels of government interact. The third is social care with which I have had a long-standing engagement, which stretches well before the evident crisis of social care brought about by the pandemic. The fourth is longitudinal studies of ageing, particularly those associated with the Health and Retirement Study in the USA. I was until recently the principal investigator of the Healthy AGeing In Scotland project (HAGIS). These studies focus on the health of older people and their economic and social status. There is now a worldwide network of such studies which are providing useful guides to policy as the planet ages.

Amal Ben Hamida

University of Claude Bernard Lyon1

I am a PhD student in Finance sciences at the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
My research work focuses on the contribution of statistical learning algorithms for portfolio optimization.

Tim Besley

LSE

Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). From September 2006 to August 2009, he served as an external member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee and is now a member of the National Infrastructure Commission. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, and the European Economics Association as well as a foreign honorary member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been President of the European Economic Association, the International Economic Association and the Econometric Society. He was a 2005 winner of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award of the European Economic Association. In 2018, he was knighted for services to economics and public policy. He is President-elect of the Royal Economic Society.

Mattia Bevilacqua

London School of Economics

Prateek Bhan

University Of Glasgow

I am an applied micro-economist working in the area of behavioural economics and development economics. I use experiments to understand the role of hope and aspirations in bettering the lives of individuals. My research attempts to identify ways to tackle developmental questions pertaining to poverty, its psychological manifestations and well-being.

Project summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z0BCaZ-VEQ
JMP video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceg8-u8dlF

David Blanchflower

Dartmouth College

Yannick Bormans

KU Leuven

Yannick Bormans obtained his master degrees, one in business engineering and one in advanced studies of economics, at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he is also about to complete his PhD in Economics in the next months after which he will start his postdoc within the same research department. His research focusses on product market power of (large) firms and its impact on labor market outcomes. In particular, he looks at price-cost margins and superstar firms, i.e. proxied by market concentration. He is guiding and supervising the thesis project of approximately 20 master students per year.