Matt joined the University of Bath in October 2012 as a Prize Fellow in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences. Immediately prior to this, he held a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin, and has previously been an ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Matt attained his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick in February 2009 and also has an MSc in Economics (Warwick, 2003) and a BSc in Economics and Politics (Bristol, 2000).
Matt’s research uses applied micro-econometrics and interests include intergenerational mobility, individual decision making, public pay premia and numerous topics within the economics of education.
Current research addresses the complex interactions between education, time- and risk-preferences, mental health outcomes and the transmission of these factors between parents and their children.