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Associate Professor in Economics, University of Reading

My research focuses on Macroeconomics and Labour Economics, with a special interest in understanding cyclical fluctuations and issues of economic inequality. I also have a growing interest in Sports Economics and do some football forecasting.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor in Economics, University of Reading
  • 2018–2021
    Lecturer in Economics, University of Reading
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Edinburgh

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD in Economics
  • 2013 
    University of Edinburgh, MSc in Economics
  • 2010 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc in Economics

Publications

  • 2021
    Informational efficiency and behaviour within in-play prediction markets, International Journal of Forecasting
  • 2021
    Evaluating Strange Forecasts: The Curious Case of Football Match Scorelines, Scottish Journal of Political Economy
  • 2021
    Demand for public events in the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study of European football, European Sport Management Quarterly
  • 2021
    Extreme wages, performance and superstars in a market for footballers, Industrial Relations
  • 2021
    Causal effects of an absent crowd on performances and refereeing decisions during Covid-19, Economics Letters
  • 2020
    Stadium attendance demand during the COVID-19 crisis: Early empirical evidence from Belarus, Applied Economics Letters
  • 2020
    On why the gender employment gap in Britain has stalled since the early 1990s, Industrial Relations Journal
  • 2020
    Who Works for Whom and the UK Gender Pay Gap, British Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2020
    Recent Changes in British wage Inequality: Evidence from Large Firms and Occupations, Scottish Journal of Political Economy
  • 2020
    Betting markets for English Premier League results and scorelines: evaluating a forecasting model, Economic Issues
  • 2020
    Information, prices and efficiency in an online betting market, Finance Research Letters
  • 2020
    Going with your Gut: The (In)accuracy of Forecast Revisions in a Football Score Prediction Game, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • 2020
    Do high wage footballers play for high wage teams? The case of Major League Soccer, International Journal of Sport Finance
  • 2019
    The public-private sector wage differential in the UK: Evidence from longitudinal employer-employee data, Economics Letters
  • 2019
    Cyclical labor costs within jobs, European Economic Review
  • 2018
    Long-term Unemployment and the Great Recession: Evidence from UK Stocks and Flows, Scottish Journal of Political Economy
  • 2018
    Unemployment and econometric learning, Research in Economics
  • 2018
    Segregation and Gender Gaps in the UK's Great Recession and Recovery, Feminist Economics
  • 2016
    Gender and the business cycle: An analysis of US and UK labour markets, Journal of Macroeconomics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Wage and Employment Dynamics
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council
  • 2013
    Training and Studentship
    Role:
    Recipient
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Economic Society
  • Scottish Economic Society