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Listed here are the 13 researchers (co-investigators) who are directly funded by the ESRC on the NIBS 2 grant, which commenced 1 October 2017. Our research also involves working with our international partners and a number of close collaboraors, many of whom have supported NIBS since its inception in December 2012.  Our Advisory Group consists of external academic advisors and affiliate members representing business, industry, media and government. 

You can view a list of researchers funded under our previous grant (31 December 2012 to 30 September 2017).

Chris Starmer updated 96 x 131
Director of CeDEx and Principle Investigator of NIBS
BA (Birmingham), MA PhD (East Anglia)

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Chris joined the University of Nottingham in 2000. He was previously Lecturer, and then Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of East Anglia. His teaching experience (UG and PG) covers a range of subjects including: microeconomics, experimental economics, decision analysis, the methodology of economics, and political economy.  He's been a consultant and advisor on behavioural economics and consumer decision making to organisations in public, private and third sectors.

My primary research interests lie in the development of descriptive models decision making (both individual and strategic) through the application of a mixture of theoretical and experimental methods. I also have an ongoing interest in experimental methodology and in research at the interface of psychology and economics.

E-mail: chris.starmer@nottingham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)115 84 660

 

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NIBS Management Group and Co-Investigator
BA & MA (Oxford), DPhil (Sussex)

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Gordon joined the University of Warwick's Department of Psychology in 1994.  His research interests are models of human timing and memory; reading; scale-invariant cognition; oscillator-based dynamic models of timing, memory, and sequential behaviour. Also psychology, economics, and consumer behaviour.

E-mail: G.D.A.Brown@warwick.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 24672

 

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NIBS Co-Investigator
MA (Cambridge), PhD (Edinburgh)

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Nick joined Warwick Business School in 2010, after holding chairs in Psychology at Warwick and UCL. He has over 200 publications; has won four national awards for psychological research; and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. He was elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2010 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2012. Nick is co-founder of the research consultancy Decision Technology; and is an academic affiliate of the Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insight Team (BIT), popularly know as the 'Nudge Unit'.

My research focuses on human rationality: how it is possible, and why and when it fails.

E-mail: nick.chater@wbs.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)247 652 4506

 

Robin Cubitt Updated 96 x 131
NIBS Management Group and Co-Investigator
BA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)

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Robin is Professor of Economics & Decision Research at the University of Nottingham. He was appointed in 2004 and, prior to this, he held positions as Lecturer, Reader and then Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia. For the period 1989 to date, he has been a member of the supervision team for 24 PhD students.

His research interests are individual decision-making, foundations and applications of game theory, and experimental economics. Current specific research topics include the theoretical and experimental investigation of individual decision-making (especially in situations involving risk, time, or both), the role of experimental research in economics and modelling players' mutual knowledge in games.

E-mail: robin.cubitt@nottingham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)115 84 66155

 

Amelia Fletcher 96 x 131 from web
NIBS Co-Investigator
BA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)

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Amelia is a Professor of Competition Policy at Norwich Business School, and Deputy Director at the Centre for Competition Policy. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority, a member of the Enforcement Decision Panel at Ofgem, and a member of DGComp’s Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy. She has been a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Conduct Authority (2013-20) and Payment Systems Regulator (2014-20) and Chief Economist at the Office of Fair Trading (2001-2013). Prior to that, she was an economic consultant at Frontier Economics (1999-2001) and London Economics (1993-1999).

Amelia has written and presented widely on competition and consumer policy. In her ongoing research, she has a particular interest in the implications for competition and consumer policy of behavioural economics and online markets.

E-mail: amelia.fletcher@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 593715

  

John Gathergood Updated 131 x 96
NIBS Management Group and Co-Investigator
BA, MSc, PhD (Nottingham)

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John is Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham. His research impact highlights include "Regulation of High-Cost Short-Term Credit (including Payday Loans)" and "Causes of Consumer Credit Over-Indebtedness".  He has testified before UK Parliament, the Treasury Select Committee and Business Select Committee. 

My research focuses on understanding consumer behaviour in financial markets. I teach courses in Financial Conduct Regulation and Household Finance at postgraduate level and to professional audiences. I have served as an expert adviser to the Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Treasury on topics related to Household Finance. Much of my research involves collaboration with firms and policymakers.

E-mail: john.gathergood@nottingham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)115 8466447

  

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NIBS Co-Investigator
BSc (Italy), MA, PhD (UEA)

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Andrea joined the Behavioural Science Group at Warwick Business School in 2012. He previously worked as Lecturer in Environmental and Resource Economics at the School of Environmental Sciences of the University of East Anglia; and as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science and at the Department of Economics of the University of Warwick.

His main interests are in the areas of individual decision-making, in particular reference-dependent preferences and decisions under risk and uncertainty. He is also interested in exploring how market interaction shapes people's preferences, and in various aspects of strategic behaviour, including coordination, bargaining and other-regarding behaviour.

Email: andrea.isoni@wbs.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)24 761 50370

 

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NIBS Management Group and Co-Investigator
BA (Essex), MSc (London)

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Graham has degrees in Economics from the universities of Essex and Birkbeck College London. He previously held posts at the universities of Newcastle, York and East Anglia, and has been at Warwick since 2009. He has undertaken research for a number of government bodies in the UK and elsewhere.

My research is focused on the analysis of people’s preferences, particularly as they relate to decision making in the face of risk and uncertainty, with policy applications to health, safety and environmental issues. I am interested in incorporating psychological insights into modelling economic behaviour. This involves using experimental methods to test, develop and refine theory; and conducting surveys to address practical policy issues such as the valuation of health, safety and environmental benefits, and interventions in markets.

E-mail: g.loomes@warwick.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)24  765 23697

  

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NIBS Management Group and Co-Investigator
BSc (Cardiff), MSc (LSE), PhD (Sheffield)

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Bruce is Professor of Economics and a founding member of the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). He is Academic Advisor on competition economics to KPMG.  He was formerly Editor of Journal of Industrial Economics, Associate Editor of Economica, member of the EU’s Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (2004-17) and member of the UK Competition Commission (2002-11). 

His recent research has been on the implementation of the economic approach to competition policy and the implications for market structure. This includes research on merger remedies, state aid and abuse of dominance.  Current research includes work on: institutional design for competition policy; unnecessary intervention in the presence of behavioural consumers; and policy implications of behavioural consumers..

E-mail: b.lyons@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 592084

 

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NIBS Co-Investigator
PhD (Toronto)

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Daniel is Professor of Behavioural Economics at Warwick Business School. He has held faculty positions at Leeds University Business School, London School of Economics (Reader) and Durham Business School (Professor), and visiting positions at INSEAD, Yale School of Management, and Rotterdam Business School. He has also consulted for the UK government and the Financial Services Authority on many aspects of behavioural economics, especially as it relates to consumer welfare and environmental marketing.

His research interests are judgment and decision making including intertemporal choice, choice under uncertainty, risk, heuristics and biases; and also philosophical psychology.

E-mail: daniel.read@wbs.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23816

  

Neil Stewart WBS 131 x 96
NIBS Co-Investigator
BA (Cambridge), PhD (Warwick)

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Neil studied Natural Sciences and Experimental Psychology at Cambridge before moving to Warwick as a Psychology PhD student in 1997. His work as a Post Doc, Lecturer and Reader in Psychology was in perceptual decision making and categorisation. More recently, as a Professor of Psychology he's worked on topics in behavioural and economic science. In 2017 he joined Warwick Business School as a Professor of Behavioural Science.

I am currently working on consumer decision making using mass transaction data, criminal and other bad behaviour using crime and incident records, and mathematical models of decision making.

E-mail: neil.stewart@wbs.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)247 765 22456

 

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NIBS Management Group and Co-Investigator
BA & DLitt (York), MSc (Cardiff)

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Bob is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia. He is the author or editor of eight books, and author of over 100 papers in refereed journals including American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Philosophy, Review of Economic Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.  He is one of the few UK economists included in the ISI Highly Cited list.

His research interests are theoretical, experimental and philosophical approaches to: welfare economics, social choice, choice under uncertainty, foundations of decision and game theory, methodology of economics, evolution of social conventions.

E-mail: r.sugden@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 593423

 

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NIBS Co-Investigator
BS (Caltech), PhD (Northwestern)

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Ted is a Professor in the School of Economics at UEA and currently the Deputy Head of School since 2015, and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences since 2016. 

I am interested in how people go about making choices, and my research goes beyond standard economic analysis by taking account that the processes we use to make choices can affect not only what choice gets made, but how we feel about the outcomes of those choices as well.


E-mail: T.Turocy@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 597179

  

 

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