Applied Microeconometrics


The Applied Microeconometrics group focuses on Econometric methodology with applications in (predominantly, but not exclusively) microeconomics. Meetings take different formats including presentations of work in progress focusing on the methods used, roundtable sessions in which draft papers are circulated in advance and discussed in the meeting, and brainstorming sessions discussing research ideas at an early stage. We aim to bring together colleagues who work in different areas but share a common interest in methods. The group organizes ad hoc workshops to address topics of interest that emerge during meetings. For instance, a recent workshop funded by the Department of Economics focused on “Secondary Data Access”.

Group leader

Chiara Orsini

Current Membership

Adam RoweAndrew M BryceAndy DickersonAnita RatcliffeAntonio ParlavecchioBert Van LandeghemBitrus B Amos Cristina M SechelEko Arief YogamaGeorgios EfthyvoulouGurleen PopliHao ZhuJesse A MathesonJennifer RobertsLucy WardMaria PetrilloMark L BryanMohammad Riaz UddinNicolas Van de SijpeShiwen XuStevier Kaiyatsa

Xutian YaoYanqing Zhong

Representative publications

Anaxagorou, C., Efthyvoulou, G. & Sarantides, V. (2020). Electoral motives and the subnational allocation of foreign aid in sub-Saharan Africa. European Economic Review, 127C, 103430.

Bove, V., Efthyvoulou, G. & Pickard, H. (2022). Did terrorism affect voting in the Brexit referendum? British Journal of Political Science, 52(3), 1133-1150.

Bryan Mark L., Rice Nigel, Roberts Jennifer, and Sechel Cristina (2022), ‘Exploring Mental Health Disability Gaps in the Labour Market: the UK Experience during COVID-19’. Labour Economics, 78.

Bryan M, Rice N, Roberts J & Sechel C (2022) Mental health and employment: a bounding approach using panel data. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 84(5), 1018-31.

Bryce A (2021) Weekend working in 21st century Britain: Does it matter for the well-being of workers? Manchester School, 541-568.

De Neve, J., G. Ward, F. Dekeulenaer, B. Van Landeghem, G. Kavetsos and M. Norton (2018) The Asymmetric of Positive and Negative Growth Is Asymmetric: Global Evidence from Subjective Well-Being Data. Review of Economics and Statistics 100, 362-375.

Dickerson A, Hole A & Munford L (2014) The relationship between well-being and commuting revisited: Does the choice of methodology matter?. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 49, 321-329.

Dickerson, A., McDool, E & Morris, D. (2022) Post-compulsory education pathways and labour market outcomes, Education Economics

Dickerson, A. and Popli, G.K. (2016) Persistent poverty and children's cognitive development: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 179 (2). pp. 535-558.

Foureaux-Koppensteiner, M., J. Matheson and R. Plugor, 2022. “The impact of improving access to support services for victims of domestic violence on demand for services and victim outcomes”, conditionally accepted American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 

Foureaux-Koppensteiner, M., and J. Matheson, 2020. "Secondary Schools and Teenage Childbearing: Evidence from the School Expansion in Brazilian Municipalities", The World Bank Economic Review, 35(4), 1019–1037 .

Gladwell D., Popli, G., and Tsuchiya, A. (2022) ‘Predictors of becoming NEET: a dynamic comparison of the direct and indirect determinants.’ Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series A, forthcoming

Hole, A. & Ratcliffe, A. (2019) The impact of the London bombings on the well-being of adolescent Muslims. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Lee S & Orsini C (2018) Girls and boys: economic crisis, fertility, and birth outcomes. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 33(7), 1044-1063.

Orsini, C. (2019). The mortality effects of changing public funding for home health care: an empirical analysis of Medicare home health care in the United States. Health Economics, 28(7), 921-936

Sechel C (2021) The share of satisfied individuals: a headcount measure of aggregate subjective well-being. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Temple, J., Van de Sijpe, N. (2017). Foreign aid and domestic absorption. Journal of International Economics. 108, pp. 431-443.

Van de Sijpe, N., Windmeijer, F. (2022). On the power of the Conditional Likelihood Ratio and related tests for weak-instrument robust inference. Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming

Van Landeghem, B. (2019) Stable Traits but Unstable Measures? Identifying Panel Effects in Self-Reflective Survey Questions. Journal of Economic Psychology 72, 83-95.

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