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Heriot-Watt University

Erkal Ersoy

Erkal Ersoy is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt University. He is co-PI on an industry collaboration with BP and the manager of the Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy at Heriot-Watt University. In this role, he contributes to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy and Energy Outlook publications. Erkal’s main research interests are in applied econometrics. His recent work lies at the interface of applied econometrics, macroeconomics, and energy economics.

Monash University, Centre for Health Economics

Michelle Escobar

Michelle Escobar Carias is a Ph.D. Candidate in Health Economics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, specifically Health Economics, Development Economics and Environmental Economics. Her current research explores the effects of environmental shocks on the health and economic preferences of vulnerable populations, especially those in developing countries.

University of Essex and Institute for Fiscal Studies

Ben Etheridge

Ben holds a PhD from UCL and is a lecturer in economics at the University of Essex. He is a research associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a researcher at the Centre for Microsocial Change at Essex. He works on various aspects of economic inequality and wellbeing, with a focus on decisions made at the household level. During the covid19 crisis he has researched declines in mental wellbeing during the lockdown.

Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Andrew Eyles

Andrew Eyles is a research economist at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE. His current research interests are in the economics of education, the economic determinants of criminality, and social mobility.