Dr Anita Ratcliffe

Department of Economics

Lecturer in Economics

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Dr Anita Ratcliffe
Department of Economics
Room 530
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Anita graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2003 with a BSc in Economics and Econometrics. She gained an MSc in Economics in 2005, also from the University of Nottingham, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Bristol in 2011. In the same year, she was appointed as a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sheffield.

Research interests

Anita’s research is in the area of applied microeonometrics and focusses on issues of wellbeing, the impact of terrorism on individual outcomes and the role of ethnic identity in shaping individual outcomes.

Previous research has focused on labour market issues relating to pro-social behaviour and retirement.

She is interested in supervising PhD students in applied microeconomics.


Journal articles

Working papers

  • Hole A & Ratcliffe A (2021) Difference-in-differences with an ordinal dependent variable: Assessing the impact of the London bombings on the safety perceptions of Muslims. The Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series (SERPS), 2021005. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Anita teaches ECN217 Applied Microeconomics to second year students, which focuses on how to detect and measure the extent of discrimination in the labour market, and the theories used to explain why discrimination arises.

Anita aims to show how relevant economic tools are for studying the behaviour and outcomes of individuals in her teaching and uses real world problems to illustrate this