InstEAD affiliate Aki Tsuchiya, with input from InstEAD Research Fellow Philip Powell and the Government Work and Health Unit’s Mark Langdon, has led a novel knowledge exchange project into public preferences for access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) by employment status, funded by the University of Sheffield Social Sciences Partnerships, Impact and Knowledge Exchange (SSPIKE) Knowledge Exchange and Impact Opportunities Scheme (KEIO).

The work utilises stated preference methodology to provide estimates of public preferences for access to CBT in terms of degree of preference asymmetry in favour of the employed or unemployed and degree of preference for equality of access for equal medical need. This knowledge will help organisations, such as the Work and Health Unit, to better understand what members of the public support in terms of the allocation of services.

The work has been presented to the Work and Health Unit, Caxton House, London on 4th May 2017, the Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG) Summer Meeting, University of Aberdeen, 28-30th June 2017, and most recently as a Sheffield Solutions seminar at the Department for Work and Pensions, Rockingham House, Sheffield on 27 July 2017.



InstEAD researchers and affiliates presented work at the annual Understanding Society Scientific Conference at the University of Essex, 11-13th July 2017.

Emily McDool presented the paper ‘Social Media Use and Children’s Wellbeing’, co-authored with Philip Powell, Jennifer Roberts, and Karl Taylor.

Karl Taylor presented the paper ‘Saving Behaviour, Expectations and Future Financial Hardship’, co-authored with Sarah Brown.

Mark Bryan is a co-author on the paper ‘Employment to Unemployment Transitions and Wellbeing – Unpacking Gender Differences’ presented by Alita Nandi as part of their work for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.


InstEAD affiliate Daniel Gray presented work at the 31st Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 14-17th June 2017. Daniel presented the paper ‘Saving Behaviour and Biomarkers: A High-Dimensional Bayesian Analysis of British Panel Data’, co-authored with Sarah Brown and Jennifer Roberts.


InstEAD affiliate Steven McIntosh gave recent seminars at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin on the 11th May 2017 and Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University, Belfast on the 12th May 2017 on ‘Vocational Skills, Polarisation and Job Progression from Entry-Level Jobs’. Steven also presented his work at the Department for Education on the 20th June 2017, presenting the paper ‘Reconciling Estimated Returns to Vocational Qualifications Obtained Using Survey and Admin Data’.


InstEAD Co-Director Sarah Brown  gave a seminar at the Alliance Manchester Business School,  University of Manchester, on the 10th May 2017. Sarah presented the paper ‘Portfolio Allocation, Income Uncertainty and Households’ Flight from Risk‘, co-authored with Daniel Gray, Mark N. Harris and Christopher Spencer.