Professor Jennifer Roberts has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust International Academic Fellowship for the project ‘Commuting as an economic behaviour in the US and the UK’. This research, is joint with Dr David Cuberes of Clark University (Massachusetts, USA) and combines urban economic theory with applied microeconometrics to improve our understanding of commuting and household location choices. Jennifer is currently in Massachuesetts, USA and will return to Sheffield in January 2019.
Furthermore, Professor Roberts has also joined the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee. The Leverhulme Trust is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80m a year.