Economics and Finance

The Economics and Finance group undertakes empirical and theoretical research in microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, public finance, empirical finance, applied economics, real estate economics, econometrics and the economics of ageing and retirement.

The Economics and Finance group undertakes empirical and theoretical research in microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, public finance, empirical finance, applied economics, real estate economics, econometrics and the economics of ageing and retirement.

There is an established grouping in applied finance and applied economics. Research themes include: debt sustainability and the financial crisis; household behaviour in the mortgage market and sub-prime debt; the capital structure of family firms; the effects of monetary policy on exchange rates; dynamic air fare pricing models and customs unions and free trade.

The economics and finance group wishes to supervise PhD dissertations in the following the general areas. We present here some project titles and the general lines of enquiries we believe could be pursued. If you are interested in any of these projects or in projects that are related to one or more of them, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Empirical Finance

  • The Dynamics Of Sovereign Risk And The Price Of Risk In Bond And CDS Markets (Alena Audzeyeva)
  • Investigation Of Sovereign Credit Rating Transitions (Alena Audzeyeva)

Applied Economics and Econometrics

Economics of ageing and retirement (includes Actuarial research)

  • Pricing Social Security commitments (Alena Audzeyeva)
  • Retirement And Informal Care-Giving
  • Retirement Decisions And Asset Accumulation
  • Solvency And Sustainability Of Pension Systems