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I have substantive experience developing and teaching a wide variety of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including Applied Economics, Environmental Economics, Environmental Valuation, Resource Economics and Research Methods. Here at Leeds I currently teach a second year Research Methods module and contribute to a first year Economic Controversies module. In addition to teaching I also supervise a significant number of PhD candidates working on a diverse range of topics worldwide (see below for more details). 

Some lectures/presentations on various topics

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Research Methods

The shit happens theorem

Correlation, causation and confusion

An introduction to multivariate regression analysis

Logistic regression

Field experiments

Natural experiments

Instrumental variable analysis

Laboratory experiments

Qualitative research methods

Survey design and data collection

Errors in statistical reasoning and judgement biases

Statistical overreach 

Environmental Economics

Public goods and common property resources

Economic instruments for pollution control

Non-renewable resource allocation over time

Land economics

Valuing a statistical life

Efficiency, equity and sustainable development

Introduction to non-market valuation

Contingent valuation method

Choice experiments 

Hedonic pricing

Economic of Happiness/Behavioral economics

An introduction to the economics of happiness

Indicators of well-being

Subjective well-being and the environment

An introduction to behavioral economics

Laboratory experiments

PhD Students


  • Rushi Chen (co-supervisor with Effie Kesidou): The causal impact of ETS in China

  • Dave Roberts (co-supervisor with Christopher Forde and Rachel Mathieson): Well-being and workplace culture

  • Youxing Wang (co-supervisor with Clemens Hetschko): Essays on the economics of happiness

  • Bodour Alhumaid, (co-supervisor with Clemens Hetschko): Unemployment and well-being in developing countries



  • Xiaowen Wang (co-supervisor with Murray Rudd): Pharmaceuticals and Personal care Products in the Environment in China. Completed September 2016.

  • Eric Marr (sole supervisor): Food Production or Biodiversity Protection? Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. Completed April 2019

  • Jennifer Chapman (co-supervisor with Alistair Boxall): Assessment of socio-economic and ecological impacts of veterinary drugs in the environment. Funded by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Completed May 2019

  • Sarah Knight (co-supervised with Colin McClean): Environmental amenities and well-being. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

  • Fari Aftab (co-supervisor with David Spencer and Julianne Scheffel): The economic and social integration of migrants in the UK. Funded by the ESRC. Completed September 2022

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