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I am a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Economics and at the Fraser of Allander Institute, at the University of Strathclyde's Business School. I have a broad spectrum of interests across applied economics, but especially in environmental and energy economics, trade, inequality and macroeconomics.
 
Amongst other projects, I have worked on the link between state size and productivity using trade models, the problem of optimal climate change policy using models with credit frictions, and I have studied inequality using microsimulation models. I believe the common theme to my work is studying and trying to inform long term policy issues.
 
The goal of my work is to provide policy relevant research, and my experience to date has included engaging with policy makers and writing in the press, both about general economic issues and about my specific research.
 
My Ph.D in economics was awarded in July 2013 by the University of Edinburgh. Before returning to university to study economics, I was a qualified life insurance Actuary. My previous degrees were in Mathematics and Physics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 24 Jul 2013

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