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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

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Culture, behaviour and development

with Sharun Mukand and Robert Akerlof

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Public policy and data

with Roland Rathelot, Lucie Gadenne and Ludovica Gazze

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Political economy

with Thiemo Fetzer and Christopher Roth

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Past research themes include:

Behavioural economics and wellbeing

with Andrew Oswald and Daniel Sgroi

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