The Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance is offering up to three PhD scholarships to start in the academic year 2018-19. The term of the scholarships is three years. Successful candidates will be expected to make a contribution to activities in the Department in return for a fee-waiver, an annual maintenance allowance (currently set at £14,553 for 2017-18) and a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study
Potential supervisors in the area of Economics are listed below under the area in which they are willing to supervise PhDs, plus, in some cases (i) more specific issues/questions they are willing to supervise within those areas, and/or (ii) one or more particular projects on which they would be willing to supervise PhDs.
Dr Claudia Arvena
I am interested in supervising PhD projects mainly in the areas of Energy and Environmental Economics. Also, students with interests in the area of applications of Behavioural Economics into energy and the environment. The topics I would be interested in supervising include renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy consumption, energy efficiency, smart grids, policy instruments, conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem services, environmental policy and other topics that include the use of environmental valuation (stated preference techniques such as contingent valuation, choice experiments, contingent behaviour among others) and field experiments.
Professor Arnab Bhattacharjee
Spatial economics and/or econometrics; economics/econometrics of networks; urban and housing economics; regional economics. (a) growth and convergence; (b) spatial and sectoral disaggregation and inequality; (c) spatial structure of health and healthcare; (d) urban structure and its endogenous evolution; (e) monetary policy committees, particularly the Federal Open Markets Committee.
Professor Joe Byrne
My research area is in Economics and Finance. I am interested in supervising PhD students in the broad areas of International Finance, Financial Economics, Asset Pricing, Applied Econometrics, Time Series and Forecasting, and Applied Macroeconomics. My research interests include topics on exchange rates, bond yield modelling, commodity prices and capital flows.
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