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Department of Economics welcome new colleagues

6 October 2017

  •  Dr Anthi Chondrogianni, Teaching Fellow
    Anthi has been a Teaching Associate in Economics in the School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol since 2015, before that she was a Teaching Assistant from 2013. She obtained a PhD from the University of Bristol in 2017, with the support of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarship. She received an MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track) from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the University of Athens. To date, she has presented her research at Economics conferences in the UK and the Czech Republic. In 2011, Anthi did an internship in Enterprise Greece (formerly known as Invest in Greece Agency). Anthi speaks Greek and English fluently, German at advanced level and Italian at intermediate level. 
  •  Dr Alessandro Iaria, Lecturer in Economics
    Alessandro will be joining the University of Bristol as lecturer in Economics. Prior to this appointment, Alessandro was assistant professor in economics at CREST (Paris). Alessandro is an applied econometrician doing research on two main topics. First, economics of science and innovation. In ongoing work, Alessandro has been studying the path-breaking developments of the Natural Sciences in the early 20th century and their impact on the technological progress that followed. Second, methodological aspects of structural econometrics, as typically applied to industrial economics. In various projects, Alessandro has been addressing several issues commonly faced by researchers interested in the estimation of discrete choice models.
  • Dr Rabeya Khatoon, Teaching Fellow
    Rabeya has recently joined the University of Bristol as a Teaching Fellow in Economics. She has been working as a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Statistical Science at University College London over the last academic year. She is a Fellow in Higher Education Academy and in UCL Arena. Prior to joining to UCL, Rabeya served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rabeya graduated in Economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, before obtaining her MSc in Economics and Econometrics and PhD in Econometrics from the University of Manchester. Her PhD thesis proposed generalized empirical likelihood estimators for grouped data models, with their first and second order asymptotics. The theory developed is then tested with Monte Carlo simulations and an application using UK LFS data. She is broadly interested in theoretical and applied econometrics research.
  •  Mr Marlon Seror, Vice Chancellor's Fellow
    Marlon Seror is joining the Department as a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow. His research interests encompass development economics, labour—with a particular focus on migration,—history and urban economics. During his PhD at the Paris School of Economics, he had the opportunity to hold long visiting scholar positions at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Harvard University, and to carry out extensive fieldwork in Cambodia, France and Lao PDR.
  • Dr Hans Sievertsen, Lecturer in Economics
    Hans will be joining the University of Bristol as a Lecturer in Economics. He completed his PhD in economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2014. Before joining Bristol, he was a postdoctoral researcher at The Danish Centre of Applied Social Science. His research focuses on empirical labor economics, with a special interest in the economics of education, health and early interventions.
  • Dr Christian Spielmann, Senior Teaching Fellow
    Christian has joined the School in August 2017 from University College London. At Bristol, he is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics as well as Deputy Head of Teaching and Programme Director of three joint degree programmes. He is a Senior Associate of the Economics Network where he trains economics lecturers across the country. Until his move to Bristol, Christian was Founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTaLE), which he continues collaborating with. As part of the international CORE project he has developed teaching materials for a novel introductory economics syllabus. Christian is interested in interdisciplinary research and teaching and will continue his role as Senior Pathway Representative of UCL’s liberal arts and science programme (BASc). Within economics, Christian is particularly interested in public policy (with a focus on education and inequality) as well as the link between economics and the environment. Christian is also a choral conductor and currently leads a London-based chamber choir.
  • Dr Julia Wirtz, Lecturer
    Julia is joining Bristol as a lecturer in Economics. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Microeconomics, University of Bonn. Her field of research is microeconomic theory. She is particularly interested in the the strategic use of information within different incentive schemes, strategic experimentation, and learning. Her research has applications in education, management and innovation.
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