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The Department of Economics at Middlesex University offers a Behavioural Economics in Action MSc (BEiA MSc) and has a growing PhD programme in Economics. We offer our graduate students a rigorous and relevant training in economics, and provide a setting in which debate and research can flourish. Our graduate courses prepare students for a wide range of careers in academia, government, and business.

The BEiA MSc is a one-year programme. It is the first of its type in Europe and offers a focus on both the theoretical aspects and practial applications of behavioural economics. Those students awarded the Master degree will have acquired an excellent set of skills that will allow them to enter a PhD programme or to go into a technically demanding job.

The PhD programme focuses on the development of students’ research skills and critical thinking. The purpose of the PhD degree programme is to prepare students for careers in research and teaching at academic institutions, consulting or financial firms, and international organisations. Studying Economics at Middlesex University gives you the opportunity to become a part of an active research community.

 


Due to a high demand for practitioners of behavioural economics, we have launched a new MSc program Behavioural Economics in Action (BEiA) starting on October 2015. Our program has strong emphasis on real world applications, that is, in action. Applying behavioural economics to real-world problems is becoming increasingly widespread.

Over the past decade, techniques in behavioural economics have been applied by a large number of both private and public sector organisations. These include the Bank of England, Coca-Cola, the Financial Conduct Authority, Google, HMRC, Hyundai, HSBC, Oxfam, VISA and the NHS, while concepts from behavioural economics are widely used in areas such as marketing, organ donor framing, incentives to save, incentives to spend, exercise , education, health etc. There does not seem to be an aspect of life in which applications from behavioural economics are not relevant

The main findings from behavioural economics are that individuals deviate from optimal behaviour in a consistent and regular manner. Recently policymakers are appreciating the relevance of behavioural economics tools in understanding the behaviour of individuals.

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Methodological modules

Thanh Cung

Alumni 2016

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Thanh Cung

Alumni 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Quang Nguyen

MSc Thesis: Practical Applications of Behavioral Economics Research in Fostering Learning Effectiveness [download here]

Ruqqayah Nuru Yakuba

Alumni 2016

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Ruqqayah Nuru Yakuba

Alumni 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Aranzazu Crespo

MSc Thesis: Promoting democracy within the youth: An experiment in Nigeria [download here]

Alice Gimblett

Alumni 2016

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Alice Gimblett

Alumni 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Daryna Grechyna

MSc Thesis: The effect of behavioural messaging on response rates to marketing emails. [download here]

Thea Knight

Alumni 2016

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Thea Knight

Alumni 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Filippos Exadaktylos

MSc Thesis: Who Volunteers? The Effect of Income and Post –materialistic values [download here]

 


The Ec​​​o​no​mics Department at Middlesex University​​ offers PhD supervision in​ ​areas of Experimental and Behavioural​ Economics​, Banking & Finance, and Applied Economics (Networks, Labour, Industrial Organization, Randomised Controlled Trials, ​and Applied Trade). Our Department ​is host​ to​ the Behavioural Economics Group (BEC:).

BEC is composed ​of ​active researchers in experimental economics with an​ established​ international reputation. Based on research output ​(RePec) ​we are 8th in the UK.​

Dr. Aranzazu Crespo

Lecturer in Economics

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Email: A.Crespo [at] mdx.ac.uk

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  • ECS2290 Trade and Int. Business [ML]
  • ECS3300 Industrial Organisation [ML]

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  • International Trade
  • Competitiveness
  • Applied IO

Aranzazu Crespo

Lecturer in Economics

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MSc Thesis: [download here]

Dr. Michela Vecchi

Associate Professor of Economics

Office: W219

Email: M.Vecchi [at] mdx.ac.uk

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  • ECS3870 Econometrics [ML]
  • ECS4002 Data Analysis

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  • Labour Economics
  • Productivity & Innovation
  • Panel Data Econometrics

Michela Vecchi

Associate Professor of Economics

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MSc Thesis: [download here]

Prof. Pablo Brañas Garza

Professor of Economics

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  • ECS4003 Experimental Economics

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  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics

Pablo Brañas Garza

Professor of Economics

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MSc Thesis: [download here]

Lara Ezquerra

PhD student (year 4)

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Lara Ezquerra

PhD student (year 4)

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Daniel Hagen

PhD student (year 4)

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PhD student (year 4)

Supervisor: Dr.

MSc Thesis: [download here]

Heba Jamal

PhD student (year 3)

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Heba Jamal

PhD student (year 3)

Supervisor: Dr.

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Balint Lenkei

PhD student (year 1)

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Balint Lenkei

PhD student (year 1)

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MSc Thesis: [download here]

Maria Repolles

PhD student (year 3)

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Maria Repolles

PhD student (year 3)

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Sam Bazargan

PhD student (year 3)

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Sam Bazargan

PhD student (year 3)

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Saira Saleem

PhD student (year 3)

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Saira Saleem

PhD student (year 3)

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Valentina Morretta

PhD student (year 4)

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Valentina Morretta

PhD student (year 4)

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