School of Economics

Research Projects

A list of research projects at the School of Economics

The Sweet Life

Dr Liang Bai (University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Tadeja Gracner (RAND Corporation) have been successful in their application with the US-based National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Employer Representation in Collective Bargaining

Prof Jonathan Thomas (University of Edinburgh) was successful with 4 other European partners for a project which is a follow up of his previous EU project entitled CoBExt.

Moray Endowment Fund

PhD student Yaoyao Xu has been awarded a Moray Endowment Fund grant for her project entitled 'Ability Bounds for Iterative Dominance and Learning: An Experimental Study'.

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

Andrei Potlogea (PI) and Liang Bai (Co-I) have been successful in obtaining the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for their project entitled ‘Financial Crises and Political Attitudes’

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Dr Andreas Steinhauer has been successful in obtaining the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland award for his project entitled ‘Pilot Digitisation of Austrian Parish Books’.

The Alan Turing Institute Turing Fellowship

Professor Jose V Rodriguez Mora has been awarded the Funding Award for the Turing-HSBC Programme

Finance and Technology Adoption : Evidence from a field experiment in India

Dr Liang Bai and Camille Boudot-Reddy have secured multiple awards for their project 'Finance and Technology Adoption: Evidence from a field experiment in India.'


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Credit and Labour Market Foundations of the Macroeconomy

ESRC IAA Round 2 award

Dr Robert Zymek has been offered a secondment to the Industrial Strategy Council to work on the Regional Productivity and Local Growth project.

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

Dr. Jan Grobovsek is the PI on the project entitled 'Are frictions at labor market entry more severe in low income countries? Cross-country evidence from job durations.'

Challenge Investment Fund​ - round 12

Dr Ana Nuevo-Chiquero and Prof. Ludo Visschers (both Economics) with Dr Jacob Moorad (Biological Sciences) have developed a project entitled ' The micro and macro of structural economic change: within-family, intra- and intergenerational inequality and mobility during the Industrial Revolution.'

Economic Analysis of Collective Bargaining Extensions (CoBExt) project (European Commission)

Professor Jonathan Thomas is a Research Investigator on this EU project

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Dr Ana Nuevo-Chiquero has been funded for the project entitled 'Intra-household Allocation Of Resources And Economic Development: The Birth Order Effect Paradox'

David Hume Institute

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Transforming Productivity in Scotland: Lessons from Elsewhere

ESRC grant Transparency in Procurement

József Sákovics (PI), Ina Taneva, Ludo Visschers (all at the University Edinburgh) and Roberto Burguet (Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC, Spain) are collaborating on this ESRC research grant. The project is in partnership with NHS Scotland (main contact: Alison Brown).

ESRC grant Agricultural Misallocation, Occupational Choice and Aggregate Productivity

ESRC grant Agricultural Misallocation, Occupational Choice and Aggregate Productivity was awarded to Dr Jan Grobovsek with a project focus on communal land tenure and communal water user rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Prof Martin Fransman has been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship over 12 months for a project entitled "Innovation Ecosystems – How Innovation Happens'.