I apply statistical and econometric methods to measure economic variables that are important for modelling and policy analysis, particularly those that have proven difficult to quantify. My projects include:
- "Pay-for-performance incentives and individual creativity: Experimental evidence" (Job Market Paper). I use nonlinear optimisation methods and graph matching algorithms to analyse the direct and indirect effects of pay-for-performance incentives on individual creativity, in multi-goal settings.
- “Price inattention: A revealed preference characterisation” (R&R, European Economic Review). I develop linear programming methods that can measure an individual’s degree of inattention to product prices using data on supermarket purchases.
- “Characterising green employment: The impacts of ‘greening’ on workforce composition” (2018, Energy Economics). I use network analysis to quantify the difficulty of job transitions from non-green to green occupations.
I have 4 years' experience teaching undergraduate courses (modules) in microeconomics and econometrics, and 2 years' experience teaching and supervising graduate students in Oxford's MPhil Economics program. I also have extensive experience with designing curricula, short courses, and teaching resources for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In 2020 I received a Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of my contributions to teaching and learning, including efforts to develop an inclusive economics curriculum at Oxford.
I am also a staff economist at CORE Econ (www.core-econ.org), an open-access platform for economics teaching used by over 160 universities worldwide. My contributions include:
- Doing Economics, an open-access eBook of empirical projects that enable users to investigate important policy issues such as climate change and inequality, using publicly available data and easily-available software (R and Excel).
- Economy, Society, and Public Policy, a textbook aimed at teaching economic concepts and data analysis skills to non-economics students, published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.