Dr. Alan Krause
Senior lecturer



  • BCom(Deakin, Melb.)
  • MA(UC Riverside)
  • PhD(UC Riverside)

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Chair to the Board of Studies
  • Maths Skills Steering Group



My research interests are primarily in the fields of microeconomic theory, welfare economics, and public economics. I am especially interested in second-best public policy, which deals with how the government can best achieve its objectives (of social welfare maximisation or income redistribution) when it doesn't have access to all the fiscal tools that first-best theory typically assumes. I am also interested in the theory of choice and decision making.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

  • “Optimal Nonlinear Taxation of Income and Education Expenditures”, (with Jang-Ting Guo), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 65 (2013), 74-95.
  • "A General Equilibrium Analysis of the Laffer Argument", Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 33 (2009), 601-615.
  • "Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation with Learning-by-Doing", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 93 (2009), 1098-1110.
  • "Education and Taxation Policies in the Presence of Countervailing Incentives", Economica, Vol. 76 (2009), 387-399.
  • "Ranking Opportunity Sets in a Simple Intertemporal Framework", Economic Theory, Vol. 35 (2008), 147-154.



Second Year

  • Microeconomics II

Third Year

  • Microeconomics III


  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Public Finance
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Social Policy Analysis

Alan Krause

Alan Krause
Senior Lecturer
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/016

Tel: 01904 323572

Krause CV (PDF  , 7kb)

Office & feedback hours during the Spring term 2015 - Friday 10:00 - 12:00 or by appointment‌