The Department of Economics at the University of Leicester is a generalist department, with particular strengths in three areas: game and decision theory, applied microeconomics and microeconometrics, and monetary policy and banking.

For further details on individual members of the Department, please consult our faculty profiles.

Recent Publications

  1. Crawford, Ian, Matthew Polisson, 2014 "Testing for Intertemporal Nonseparability", Journal of Mathematical Economics, forthcoming.
  2. Georgarakos, Dimitris, Michael Haliassos and Giacomo Pasini. 2014. "Household Debt and Social Interactions", The Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.
  3. Acemoglu, Daron and Martin Kaae Jensen, 2014. "Robust Comparative Statics in Large Dynamic Economies", Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.
  4. Varvarigos, Dimitrios and Maria Jose Gil-Molto. 2014. “Endogenous market structure, occupational choice, and growth cycles”, Macroeconomic Dynamics, forthcoming
  5. De Kamps, Marc, Dan Ladley, and Aistis Simaitis, 2014. "Heterogeneous Beliefs in Over-The-Counter Markets", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, forthcoming.
  6. De Fraja, Gianni, and Francisco Martinez-Mora, 2014. "The desegregating effect of school tracking", Journal of Urban Economics, forthcoming.
  7. Myatt, David and Chris Wallace, 2014. "Central Bank Communication Design in a Lucas-Phelps Economy", Journal of Monetary Economics, 63, 64–79.
  8. Foureaux Koppensteiner, Martin, 2014. "Automatic Grade Promotion and Student Performance: Evidence from Brazil", Journal of Development Economics, 107, 277–290.
  9. Campolieti, Mike, Deborah Gefang and Gary Koop, 2014. “Time Variation in the Dynamics of Worker Flows: Evidence from North America and Europe”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 29, 265–290.
  10. Alvarez- Mozos, MiKel, Ziv Hellman and Eyal Winter, 2013. "Spectrum value for coalitional games", Games and Economic Behavior, 83, 132–142.
  11. Acemoglu, Daron and Martin Kaae Jensen, 2013. "Aggregate Comparative Statics", Games and Economic Behavior 81, 27–49.
  12. Adriani, Fabrizio, Luca G. Deidda, and Silvia Sonderegger, 2013. “How do Financial Intermediaries Create Value in Security Issues?” Review of Finance, forthcoming.
  13. Brissimis, Sophocles, Eugenie Garganas and Stephen Hall, 2013. “Consumer Credit in an era of Financial Liberalization: An overreaction to repressed demand?”, Applied Economics 46(2), 139–152.
  14. Calzolari, Giacomo, and Vincenzo Denicolò, 2013. "Competition with Exclusive Contracts and Market-Share Discounts" American Economic Review, 103(6), 2384–2411.
  15. Denicolò, Vincenzo and Piercarlo Zanchettin, 2013. “What Causes Over-investment in R&D in Endogenous Growth Models?”, Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  16. Dhami, Sanjit and Ali al-Nowaihi, 2013. “An extension of the Becker Proposition to non-expected utility theory”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 65, 10–20.
  17. Eaton, B.Curtis and Jesse Matheson, 2013."Resource allocation, affluence and deadweight loss when relative consumption matters", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 91, 159–178.
  18. Ladley, Dan, 2013. “Contagion and risk sharing on the interbank market”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(7), 1384–1400.
  19. Ohinata, Asako and Jan C. van Ours, 2013. “How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children”, Economic Journal, 123, F308–F331.
  20. Polisson, Matthew and John Quah, 2013. "Revealed Preference in a Discrete Consumption Space", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5(1), 28–34.
  21. Varvarigos, Dimitrios and Intan Zanariah Zakaria, 2013. “Endogenous fertility in a growth model with public and private health expenditures”, Journal of Population Economics, 26(1), 67–85.
  22. Jensen, Martin Kaae, 2012. "Global stability and the "turnpike" in optimal unbounded growth models", Journal of Economic Theory, 147(2), 802–832.
  23. Babaioff, Moshe, Michal Feldman, Noam Nisan and Eyal Winter, 2012. "Combinatorial Agency", Journal of Economic Theory, 147, 999–1034.
  24. Bramoullé, Yann, Sergio Currarini, Matthew O. Jackson, Paolo Pin, Brian W. Rogers, 2012. “Homophily and long-run integration in social networks”, Journal of Economic Theory, 147(5) 1754–1786.
  25. Denicolò, Vincenzo and Piercarlo Zanchettin, 2012. “Leadership Cycles in a Quality-ladder Model of Endogenous Growth”, Economic Journal, 122, 618–650.
  26. Denicolò, Vincenzo and Christine Halmenschlager, 2012. “Optimal Patentability Requirements with Complementary Innovation”, European Economic Review 56, 190–204.
  27. Dhami, Sanjit and Ali al-Nowaihi, 2012. “Hyperbolic Punishment Functions”, BE Press: Review of Law and Economics, 8, 759–787.
  28. Emery, Herb and Jesse Matheson, 2012. "Should income transfers be targeted or universal?" Insights from public pension influences on elderly mortality in Canada, 1921–1966", Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(1), 247–269.
  29. Fraser, Clive, and Ali al-Nowaihi, 2012. “Does the Public Sector Over-Provide Club Goods: A General Result”, Economics Letters, 117(2), 397–400.
  30. Fraser, Clive, 2012. “Nash Equilibrium Existence and Uniqueness in a Club Model”, Economics Letters, 117(2), 496–499.
  31. Hall, Stephen and George Tavlas, 2012. “The Debate about the Revived Bretton-Woods Regime: A Survey and Extension of the Literature”, Journal of Economic Surveys, 27(2), 340–363.
  32. Jerenstein, Shai. and Eyal Winter, 2012. “Multi Agent Contracting with Heterogeneous Externalities”, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 4(2), 50–76.
  33. Myatt David and Chris Wallace, 2012. "Endogenous Information Acquisition in Coordination Games", Review of Economic Studies, 79(1), 340–374.



O’Hare, Jim, 2013. Analysing Financial Statements for non-Specialists, Routledge

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