This theme investigates how best to design policies to tackle the most pressing challenges world economies face.
It features researchers working across multiple disciplines, including statistics, health and behavioural science. Our associates go out of their way to collect and analyse novel data sources and employ a wide range of empirical methods, structural modelling, policy evaluation and machine learning. They also conduct field experiments working directly alongside government agencies to provide evidence to drive effective policy change.
Roland is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
Lucie Gadenne is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
Ludovica is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
Current and future projects
Our researchers are working in a wide range of areas. Current and future projects include analysis of whether the UK should have a wealth tax, the post-COVID labour market, monitoring technologies and police violence, gender equality in the workplace, assistance for refugees in developing countries, and effective approaches to environment regulations.
- Hassles and environmental lead screenings: Evidence from lead tests in Illinois, Ludovica Gazze
- How are workers searching for jobs during the COVID-19 crisis?, Thomas le Barbanchon, Roland Rathelot
- How much do the rich really pay? New evidence from tax micro data in the UK, Arun Advani, Andy Summers
- Searching for answers the impact of student access to Wikipedia, Laura Derksen, Catherine Michaud Leclerc and Pedro CL Souza
- Informality, consumption taxes and redistribution, Pierre Bachas, Lucie Gadenne, Anders Jensen
Our special issue of Advantage magazine showcases some of the recent research from our Public policy and data theme.