Meet the Lecturers: Matt Aldrich

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Matt Aldrich: Intrepid Labour Economist

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and main interests in economics?

Throughout my A-levels I planned to study engineering at university; a late change of heart (because I enjoyed economics more than physics!) led me to studying Economics here at UEA. I was inspired by a research project in a 3rd year module – Labour Economics –  which I chose to do on job prospects for graduates,  to stay on for a Masters and a PhD, both here at UEA, in order to research the graduate labour market in more detail. I was lucky enough to get a lectureship here when my PhD finished. My main interests in economics are the labour market, social policy and welfare. I’m currently doing research into fatherhood which covers all three of these areas!
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Meet the Lecturers: Mike Brock

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Mike Brock – Economist, Environmentalist, Baker!

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and main interests in economics?

I am originally from the West of England and came to Norwich in 2007. Having completed my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UEA, I began as a lecturer in August 2014.

My main interests are in behavioural and environmental economics.  In particular, I focus upon looking at how and why people attach value to the environment and how we can use behavioural economics to try and help people to act in more environmentally sustainable ways.

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Meet the Lecturers: Jack Fosten

After a brief hiatus, we have decided to start the year off with a new series of Meet the Lecturers, so without further ado; Dr Jack Fosten!

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and main interests in economics?

I grew up in the Kentish suburbs of London and decided to study economics at the University of Bath after a last-minute decision not to study modern foreign languages, something for which I am now thankful! Throughout my undergraduate career I became interested in the quantitative side of economics and was never happy with settling for explanations of economic concepts which just used words or diagrams. I went on to the University of Warwick to study for an MSc and PhD in economics, the latter of which I transferred to the University of Surrey. In 2015 I took up my first position as an academic here at UEA.

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