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Rebecca Wilde

Dr Rebecca Wilde graduated with her PhD in Employment Research in July 2021. Details of her thesis: An Empirical study of the Nursing labour supply decision in England can be viewed on the Warwick Research Archive Portal when available.

Rebecca started her PhD at the IER in 2011, investigating nursing labour supply in the UK, using a mixed-methods approach. Prior to this, she completed her Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Warwick .

After completing her masters she was offered a lecturing position in the department for Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University, and worked as the Course Director of the Economics programme from 2009 until 2018 alongside her PhD studies. She has worked on various projects relating to Health and Labour Economics both within the UK and Europe, and was co-founder of the Health Economics ARG at Coventry University.

Rebecca is now working at the University of Warwick within WMG, and is Head of the International Business and Trade (discipline group). Her research focus remains within the area of labour and health economics, but her teaching focus is concentrated on international economics and trade at masters level.

Rebecca also undertakes a variety of other roles, both internally and externally at Warwick University, including the role of Course Director for WMG’s International Trade, Strategy and Operations Master’s programme, and since 2019, an Economic Academic Advisor to the Department of International Trade.

Rebecca’s other activities include being an academic volunteer (economist) for Pro Bono Economics, and Fellow of The Institute of Export and International Trade.

Research interests

Nursing labour supply, Health economics and the market for health care in the UK, International Labour Economics.