Andrew graduated with a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Surrey in 2001 and an MSc in Economics and Development Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2005. He has worked for a number of Government departments in the UK and between 2009 and 2015 worked as an economist for the research consultancy Ecorys.
Andrew is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Sheffield. His thesis involves a quantitative analysis of the impact of working hours and schedules on well-being.
James graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc degree in Economics in 2012 and MSc Economics in 2013, for which he was awarded the Gilbert Prize for Economics in January 2014. James is now embarking on a PhD in Economics of Wellbeing and Behavioural Economics, also at the University of Sheffield.
James is interested in the determinants of subjective well-being, especially the importance of comparisons to others in determining this. He has a wider interest in microeconometrics which he intends to further during his PhD study.
Alessandro graduated from the University of Torino with a BSc degree in Economics in 2009 and a two-year Master’s degree in Economics in 2011. Alessandro joined the University of Sheffield in 2014 after working in the private sector for three years and is now undertaking a four-year program, completing his MSc in October 2015 and now working towards his PhD in Labour Economics.
His research interests are broad including the determinants of reservation wages, and the relationship between childcare and labour supply of women.
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