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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]

Thanh Cung

Position: Alumni 2016

Supervisors: Quang Nguyen

PhdThesis: Practical Applications of Behavioral Economics Research in Fostering Learning Effectiveness

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]

Ruqqayah Nuru Yakuba

Position: Alumni 2016

Supervisors: Aranzazu Crespo

PhdThesis: Promoting democracy within the youth: An experiment in Nigeria

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]

Alice Gimblett

Position: Alumni 2016

Supervisors: Daryna Grechyna

PhdThesis: The effect of behavioural messaging on response rates to marketing emails.

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]

Thea Knight

Position: Alumni 2016

Supervisors: Filippos Exadaktylos

PhdThesis: Who Volunteers? The Effect of Income and Post –materialistic values

Sorathorn Sapkasem

Alumni 2016

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Sorathorn Sapkasem

Alumni 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Gueorgui Kolev

MSc Thesis: Differences in Tipping between Thailand and the United Kingdom [download here]

Sorathorn Sapkasem

Position: Alumni 2016

Supervisors: Gueorgui Kolev

PhdThesis: Differences in Tipping between Thailand and the United Kingdom

 


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. Michela Vecchi

Associate Professor of Economics

Office: W219

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

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  • ECS2003 Econometrics [ML]
  • 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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Michela Vecchi

Position: Associate Professor of Economics

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Lara Ezquerra

Graduated in October 2017 ! Now Visiting Lecturer, Department of Business Economics, University of the Balearic Islands

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Lara Ezquerra

Graduated in October 2017 ! Now Visiting Lecturer, Department of Business Economics, University of the Balearic Islands

Supervisor: Dr. Praveen Kujal, Pablo Branas Garza, Ismael Rodriguez-Lara

MSc Thesis: Experimental Essays on Labour Markets [download here]

Lara Ezquerra

Position: Graduated in October 2017 ! Now Visiting Lecturer, Department of Business Economics, University of the Balearic Islands

Supervisors: Praveen Kujal, Pablo Branas Garza, Ismael Rodriguez-Lara

PhdThesis: Experimental Essays on Labour Markets

Agni Dikaiou

PhD student (year 2) Visiting PhD students, University of Boston

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Agni Dikaiou

PhD student (year 2) Visiting PhD students, University of Boston

Supervisor: Dr. Tim Jackson (University of Surrey), Angela Druckman (University of Surrey), Michela Vecchi

MSc Thesis: In search of a ‘sweet spot’ in good work [download here]

Agni Dikaiou

Position: PhD student (year 2) Visiting PhD students, University of Boston

Supervisors: Tim Jackson (University of Surrey), Angela Druckman (University of Surrey), Michela Vecchi

PhdThesis: In search of a ‘sweet spot’ in good work

Godhwani Pallavi

PhD student (year 3) Received Staff Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2017 – University of Dubai

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Godhwani Pallavi

PhD student (year 3) Received Staff Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2017 – University of Dubai

Supervisor: Dr. Xufei Zhang, Michela Vecchi

MSc Thesis: Determinants of FDI in a Three-dimensional Perspective & Case Study of India: Sector-wise Determinants of FDI [download here]

Godhwani Pallavi

Position: PhD student (year 3) Received Staff Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2017 – University of Dubai

Supervisors: Xufei Zhang, Michela Vecchi

PhdThesis: Determinants of FDI in a Three-dimensional Perspective & Case Study of India: Sector-wise Determinants of FDI

Jamwal Aman

PhD student (year 1)

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Jamwal Aman

PhD student (year 1)

Supervisor: Dr. Praveen Kujal, Antonio Espin

MSc Thesis: Social norms and reciprocity [download here]

Jamwal Aman

Position: PhD student (year 1)

Supervisors: Praveen Kujal, Antonio Espin

PhdThesis: Social norms and reciprocity

Zhu Yuqiang

PhD student (year 2)

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Zhu Yuqiang

PhD student (year 2)

Supervisor: Dr. Chunxia Jiang, Ioannis Bournakis

MSc Thesis: Financial development, government debt and economic growth in China [download here]

Zhu Yuqiang

Position: PhD student (year 2)

Supervisors: Chunxia Jiang, Ioannis Bournakis

PhdThesis: Financial development, government debt and economic growth in China

Valentina Morretta

Graduated in December 2017! Now Jean Monnet Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Milan

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Valentina Morretta

Graduated in December 2017! Now Jean Monnet Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Milan

Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Syrett, Leandro Sepulveda, Michela Vecchi

MSc Thesis: Understanding the relationship between local resources and firm performance: an investigation actors Italian territories [download here]

Valentina Morretta

Position: Graduated in December 2017! Now Jean Monnet Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Milan

Supervisors: Stephen Syrett, Leandro Sepulveda, Michela Vecchi

PhdThesis: Understanding the relationship between local resources and firm performance: an investigation actors Italian territories

Saira Saleem

PhD student (year 4)

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Saira Saleem

PhD student (year 4)

Supervisor: Dr. Xufei Zhang, Gueorgui Kolev , Marian Rizov (University of Lincoln)

MSc Thesis: Financial Constraint and Investment: For the case of Pakistani non-Financial firms [download here]

Saira Saleem

Position: PhD student (year 4)

Supervisors: Xufei Zhang, Gueorgui Kolev , Marian Rizov (University of Lincoln)

PhdThesis: Financial Constraint and Investment: For the case of Pakistani non-Financial firms

Gurung Smriti

PhD student (year 4)

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Gurung Smriti

PhD student (year 4)

Supervisor: Dr. Chunxia Jiang, Gueorgui Kolev, Marian Rizov (University of Lincoln)

MSc Thesis: Banking development in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries – Performance, Risk, and Capital regulation [download here]

Gurung Smriti

Position: PhD student (year 4)

Supervisors: Chunxia Jiang, Gueorgui Kolev, Marian Rizov (University of Lincoln)

PhdThesis: Banking development in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries – Performance, Risk, and Capital regulation

Daniel Hagen

PhD student (year 5)

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Daniel Hagen

PhD student (year 5)

Supervisor: Dr. Jyoti Navare, Kailin Wu

MSc Thesis: Ethical consumerism: A critical perspective of family decision-making of ethical food consumption in the UK [download here]

Daniel Hagen

Position: PhD student (year 5)

Supervisors: Jyoti Navare, Kailin Wu

PhdThesis: Ethical consumerism: A critical perspective of family decision-making of ethical food consumption in the UK

Sam Bazargan

PhD student (year 4)

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Sam Bazargan

PhD student (year 4)

Supervisor: Dr. David Kernohan, Ioannis Bournakis

MSc Thesis: Comparing the significance of income inequality drivers [download here]

Sam Bazargan

Position: PhD student (year 4)

Supervisors: David Kernohan, Ioannis Bournakis

PhdThesis: Comparing the significance of income inequality drivers

Heba Jamal

PhD student (year 4)

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Heba Jamal

PhD student (year 4)

Supervisor: Dr. Jyoti Navare, Kailin Wu

MSc Thesis: The Perceived Trustworthiness of Electronic Word of Mouth (eWOM) in shaping purchase attitudes of dietary supplements amongst female adolescents in Saudi Arabia [download here]

Heba Jamal

Position: PhD student (year 4)

Supervisors: Jyoti Navare, Kailin Wu

PhdThesis: The Perceived Trustworthiness of Electronic Word of Mouth (eWOM) in shaping purchase attitudes of dietary supplements amongst female adolescents in Saudi Arabia

Balint Lenkei

PhD student (year 2)

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Balint Lenkei

PhD student (year 2)

Supervisor: Dr. Ericka Rascon-Ramirex, Michela Vecchi, Quang Nguyen

MSc Thesis: Essays on empirical behavioral economics [download here]

Balint Lenkei

Position: PhD student (year 2)

Supervisors: Ericka Rascon-Ramirex, Michela Vecchi, Quang Nguyen

PhdThesis: Essays on empirical behavioral economics

Sam Bazargan

PhD student (year 4)

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Sam Bazargan

PhD student (year 4)

Supervisor: Dr. David Kernohan, Ioannis Bournakis

MSc Thesis: Comparing the significance of income inequality drivers [download here]

Sam Bazargan

Position: PhD student (year 4)

Supervisors: David Kernohan, Ioannis Bournakis

PhdThesis: Comparing the significance of income inequality drivers

Doan Thi Phuong Anh

PhD student (year 1)

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Doan Thi Phuong Anh

PhD student (year 1)

Supervisor: Dr. Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, Lorenzo Ductor

MSc Thesis: The effect of children on gender wage gap in Vietnam [download here]

Doan Thi Phuong Anh

Position: PhD student (year 1)

Supervisors: Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, Lorenzo Ductor

PhdThesis: The effect of children on gender wage gap in Vietnam

Althenayan Faris Mohammed T

PhD student (year 2)

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Althenayan Faris Mohammed T

PhD student (year 2)

Supervisor: Dr. Gueorgui Kolev, Quang Nguyen, Pablo Branas Garza

MSc Thesis: Behavioral Finance and its application in the financial markets [download here]

Althenayan Faris Mohammed T

Position: PhD student (year 2)

Supervisors: Gueorgui Kolev, Quang Nguyen, Pablo Branas Garza

PhdThesis: Behavioral Finance and its application in the financial markets