Dr Michael Watts

Senior Teaching Fellow


Mike Watts completed his MA in International Business, and his MSc and PhD in Economics, at the University of Edinburgh. During his undergraduate degree he attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for a year where he spent a large part of his time studying economic development. Mike's current research focuses on policing and other aspects of the economics of crime. He has previously worked on signalling, inheritance and the correlation between inequality and intergenerational mobility, and is also interested in racial discrimination and urban economics.


Research summary

  • Macroeconomics
  • Intergenerational mobility and equality of opportunity
  • Discrimination
  • Crime