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We are a small team of experts seeking to apply economic principles to ask new and innovative questions of data. We want to know how and why economies are successful, and the ways in which culture, history and behaviour shape the global economy (and vice versa).

All our research is underpinned by the principle themes of culture, history and behaviour. Individual research projects are divided into 4 broad areas:

Economic history

with Stephen Broadberry and James Fenske

Find out more about Economic history

Culture, behaviour and development

with Sharun Mukand and Robert Akerlof

Find out more about Culture, behaviour & development

Public policy and data

with Ludovica Gazze

Find out more about Public policy and data

Political economy

with Thiemo Fetzer and Christopher Roth

Find out more about Political economy


with Sonia Bhalotra and Natalia Zinovyeva

Find out more about Wellbeing

Past research themes include:

Behavioural economics and wellbeing

with Andrew Oswald and Daniel Sgroi

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