Dr Matthew Rablen

School of Economics

Reader in Economics

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Dr Matthew Rablen
School of Economics
Room 406
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Matthew is a former government economist, where he advised on issues relating to tax compliance and savings tax policy. His research interests are in tax compliance, behavioural economics, and applied microeconomics. He is Managing Editor of Journal of Tax Administration, an Associate Editor of Public Finance Review, and a member of the ESRC-funded Tax Administration Research Centre. He is also an affiliate of CESifo and IZA.

Matthew graduated with first class honours from the University of Nottingham and attained his PhD at the University of Warwick. He has previously held positions at Brunel University London and University of Westminster.

Research interests

Matthew's research is in public economics and behavioural economics.

He focuses on four inter-related areas: understanding the determinants of tax compliance, the link between economic quantities and subjective happiness, explaining decision-making under risk with models of behavioural economics, and designing voting systems for international institutions.

Currently he is exploring the role of social networks on compliance behaviour, the role of relative income in the utility function, and the reform of the UN Security Council.

Matthew supervises PhD students interested in microeconomic theory and behavioural economics.


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Teaching activities

Matthew has teaching experience across a wide range of areas in economics and finance. He encourages critical thinking, and asks students to challenge their perceptions and understanding.

  • ECN222 Economic Decision Making 
  • ECN357 Modern Finance
  • ECN6105 Modern Finance