About the Institute's PhD Studentships and their work.
Jin Deng Keith Chan
Theme 3 - Information, uncertainty and incentives
My research interest lies in mechanism design and redistribution. I am interested in analyzing the incentive issues that arise in different redistribution mechanisms using the game-theoretic approach.
Rafe (Edward) Martyn
Theme 2 - Transmission, mechanisms and economic policy
My research is focused on furthering our theoretical understanding of the macroeconomics of financial crisis. I have worked on understanding why a period of low interest rates ensues and what policies can best assist an economy in this state. My recent work has investigated the effectiveness of policies to mitigate the persistent and high unemployment that came about as a result of the Global Financial Crisis.
Theme 1 - Networks, crowds and markets
My research focuses on investigating traditional microeconomic topics in the context of social and economic networks. My models make the relationship structure between economic agents explicit and analyse its impact on economic outcomes.
Currently, I am concentrating on the issues of decentralised trade in networks when agents only hold local information on the network structure.
Theme 4 - Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets
My research interests are time series, forecasting and financial econometrics. I am also interested in applying nonparametric methods to different econometric problems.