Profiles of PhD students currently enrolled at the School of Economics, including supervisors and research interests.
|Name (sorted in descending order)
Kezhen's current research interests lie in microeconomic theory. He has particular interests in the functioning of scientific peer review and topics of corruption.
Tuocheng's main research areas are microeconomic theory, game theory, information design, mechanism design.
Mory’s current research will focus on the impacts of migration, human capital formation and the impacts on global inequality, using micro founded macroeconomics to model these effects. Mory hopes his research will shed more light on the true economic impact of migration and how individual’s behaviour is affected in the presence of the possibility of migration.
Supervisors: Sevi Mora & Andy Snell
|Adolfo Fuentes Werlinger
Adolfo's primary research interest lies between labor economics and macroeconomics. Specifically on how frictions affect the labor market and how labor outcomes, such as wages, informality, and unemployment, can be affected by changes in the minimum wage, changes in the skill composition of workers, and increases in social security contributions.
As a secondary interest, Adolfo is interested in how people's social capital influences different aspects of life, such as labor market outcomes, health, and voting behavior, and how some environmental aspects, such as inequality, can ameliorate these relationships.
Kavisha's research interest lies in the area of macroeconomics with a focus on the effect of unconditional transfers and other human & social development policies on intergenerational mobility and inequality in a developing country context. Her current work focusses on understanding the role of education related policies in reducing child labour and informality, using quantitative macroeconomic models.
Heterogenous agents and inequality
Kevin’s primary research interests are in the economics of science and R&D and knowledge based technologies, initially from macro and econometric perspectives. He will sooner or later likely find himself trying to understand search and matching of PhD graduates.
Game Theory and Mechanism Design
|Siting (Estée) Lu
Game Theory, Behavioural Economics, Searching and Matching
Alex's research interests are labor-macro and the economics of technological change, with a focus on modeling heterogeneity of assets and the distribution of wealth and inequality.
|D.Mesa@ed.ac.uk (student email) / firstname.lastname@example.org (staff email)
Labour economics (Gender Wage Gap), Applied Econometrics, Microeconometrics
Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Financial Economics
Yating is interested in (evolutionary) game theory, behavioural and experimental economics.
Jamie's research is focused on the underlying causes of regional inequalities within the United Kingdom.
Macroeconomics; Intergenerational mobility
Yiqi's current research interests lie in the areas of macroeconomic theories about inflation and wage determination. She is also interested in certain topics in financial economics, such as leverage and credit cycles. Additonally, she also would like to make developments on numerical methods for macroeconomic models.
Applied econometrics, Microeconometrics, Job flexibility and Child penalty