Our cluster produces policy-relevant research that tackles important questions in areas such as education, child outcomes, household economics and development.

Our activities

The cluster includes about 10 members from the Department of Economics and several PHD students. We organizes an AME seminar series (led by Cheti Nicoletti), a PhD student reading group (led by Filippos Maraziotis) and a croissant meeting to speak informally about research (led by Simon Weber). Since 2016 the Applied Microeconometrics cluster has also organised an annual international Workshop on Labour and Family Economics (WOLFE) taking place in York. WOLFE focuses on topics of family and labour economics which make a substantial contribution to important policy debates around the world. It is the combination of frontier econometric methods, combined with the pressing world problems which characterises the contribution of papers at each workshop.

Contact us

Professor Cheti Nicoletti
Research Cluster leader

cheti.nicoletti@york.ac.uk

Professor Emma Tominey
Research Cluster co-leader

emma.tominey@york.ac.uk

Prominent Themes In Our Work Include

Parental investments in children

Education research on the effects of

Estimating the role of peers in decision making such as

Social identity, including ethnic, religious and gender identity

Development economics

Empirical research on the household economics with a strong theoretical framework

PhD students supervision

We are happy to supervise PhD students on a variety of topics including: gender economics, education, child development, parental investment, peer effect, policy interventions, family formation and dissolution, matching, social identity, intrahousehold allocation, wage and income inequalities, intergenerational mobility, health behaviour, development, crime and many other topics in labour and family economics.

People

Applied Microeconometrics events

Our cluster hosts student workshops, research seminars and public lectures throughout the year.

Contact us

Professor Cheti Nicoletti
Research Cluster leader

cheti.nicoletti@york.ac.uk

Professor Emma Tominey
Research Cluster co-leader

emma.tominey@york.ac.uk