Dr Anita Ratcliffe
Department of Economics
Lecturer in Economics
+44 114 222 3312
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Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
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.
- The impact of the London bombings on the well-being of adolescent Muslims. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. View this article in WRRO
- Booms, Busts and Retirement Timing. Economica, 82(327), 399-419. View this article in WRRO
- Who cares about stock market booms and busts? Evidence from data on mental health. Oxford Economic Papers, 67(3), 826-845. View this article in WRRO
- Wealth Effects, Local Area Attributes, and Economic Prospects: On the Relationship between House Prices and Mental Wellbeing. Review of Income and Wealth, 61(1), 75-92. View this article in WRRO
- The london bombings and racial prejudice: Evidence from the housing and labor market. Economic Inquiry. View this article in WRRO
- Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the UK. Journal of Population Economics, 25(1), 245-266.
- How important is pro-social behaviour in the delivery of public services?. Journal of Public Economics, 95(7-8), 758-766.
- View this article in WRRO 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.
- 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