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The following are postgraduate research students in economics at King's.

Maha Al Abdulkarim

Email: maha.alabdulkarim@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Mary O'Mahony

Supervisor 2: Joanne Lindley

Mtendere Chikonda

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Email: mtendere.chikonda@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Georgios Chortarea

Supervisor 2: Andrew Hughes-Hallett

Research Interests: My research employs the macroeconomic-fundamental balances approach to determine the optimal inflation target in a small-open economy. Existing research, which relies on a cost minimisation approach to address the costs of the standard theoretical predictions of optimal inflation target, has not considered the need to correct the disequilibria in macroeconomic-fundamental balances implied by the standard theories.

Xiangpu Gong

Email: xiangpu.gong@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Sotiris Vandoros

Supervisor 2: Augustin De Coulon

Mario Gruber

Email: mario.gruber@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor: Marcella Miozzo

Siying Jia

Siying JiaEmail: siying.jia@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Filipa Sa

Supervisor 2: Brian Bell

Research Interests: My research investigates whether China’s high house prices have escalated into a housing bubble which could cause considerable economic uncertainty, or they can still be explained by fundamentals, and then evaluates the effectiveness of loan-to-value (LTV) policies which are introduced successively by Chinese central or local authorities to control housing prices.

Eleni Kalamara

Email: eleni.kalamara@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Martin Weale

Supervisor 2: George Kapetanios

Research Interests: My research interests focus on Econometrics, Big Data Analysis and Monetary Policy. I currently examine the role of sentiment and uncertainty in driving economic fluctuations. My research involves a  comparative study of text-based indicators for uncertainty and sentiment and assesses their potential use as complements of standard aggregated indicators of consumer confidence and market volatility. New text metrics will be also, introduced based upon the latest techniques at the intersection of machine learning and econometrics. 

Paul Labonne

Paul Labonne

Email: paul.labonne@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Martin Weale

Supervisor 2: Geoge Kapetanios

Research Interests: My research interests include national accounting, econometrics and monetary economics. My current work consists in investigating methods to estimate an alternative output measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the United Kingdom using VAT returns from HMRC. It involves employing least-squares methods and state-space models to perform temporal disaggregation of rolling quarterly figures. It is part of wider interest in increasing the use of administrative data in the National Accounts.

Ying-Yin Lin

Email: ying-yin.lin@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Marcella Miozzo

Supervisor 2: JiaJia Liu

Research Interests: My research explores the socio-economic institutions that shape innovation strategies and trajectories in emerging industries. It examines the development of technological capability, how firms generate competitiveness from the institutional settings in which they are embedded and the interrelationship between firm capabilities and the institutional setting.

Ruirui Liu

Email: ruirui.liu@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Georgios Chortarea

Supervisor 2: George Kapetanios

Sabrina Mistry

Email: sabrina.mistry@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Marcella Miozzo

Supervisor 2: Lori DiVito

Research Interests: My research explores the dynamics of collaborating for innovation between two or more firms.  It looks at the management of intellectual property, how value is created, and the relationship between different elements within the collaboration itself.  To date, research has rarely combined these together when looking at innovation collaboration activity, which could uncover further insights about how such collaborations are managed in reflection of the actual intention.

Vahe Nafilyan

Email: vahe.nafilyan@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Augustin De Coulon

Supervisor 2: Mauricio Avendano Pabon

Research Interests: My research focuses on the interactions between mental health and other aspects of human capital. Mental health is a particularly important non-cognitive aspect of human capital, and can both influence and be affected by other aspects of human capital, such as education and cognitive skills. I use quasi-experimental approaches to better understand the causal links between these different components of human capital. First, I analyse whether extending compulsory schooling education influences mental health in the long-run. Second, I examine how poor mental health affects cognitive performance, and therefore productivity. 

Chiamaka Nwosu

Email: chiamaka.nwosu@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Mary O'Mahony

Supervisor 2: Pierre-Louis Vezina

Yannick Slade-Caffarel

Yannick Slade-CaffarelEmail: yannick.slade-caffarel@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Stephen Pratten

Supervisor 2: Astrid Von Busekist

Martina Tortis

Email: martina.tortis@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Augustin De Coulon

Supervisor 2: Mary O'Mahony

Erica Visintin

Email: erica.visintin@kcl.ac.uk

Supervisor 1: Sotiris Vandoros

Supervisor 2: Panos Kanavos

Research Interests: My research is focused on integrating the dimension of value important to patients and the public in cost-effectiveness evaluations of medicines by developing a Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) to elicit their preferences. Currently, Health Technology assessment (HTA) has been implemented in a growing number of countries to support decision-makers with choices regarding services and products to be made available as part of national health-care systems. Evidence used in the HTA process focusing on clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness, is evaluated while accounting for legal, social and ethical values. These values, commonly called “social value judgements”, have increasingly been incorporated in HTA decisions, but not in a consistent and transparent way. 

 

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