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Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Waqas

Assistant Professor in Economics

University of Bradford, UK

Muhammad Waqas is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Bradford. Previously, he has worked at the University of Leeds, University of York, University of Sheffield and University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Muhammad is especially interested in the economics of migration, economics of health and subjective wellbeing, applied microeconomics and applied econometrics.


Dr. Peter Howley

Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science

University of Leeds, UK

Peter Howley is a Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science at the University of Leeds. His areas of expertise are wide-ranging and include the economics of happiness, nudge theory, social identities, environmental and natural resource economics and farmer behaviour. He has a diverse research portfolio featuring in a range of high-impact journals across the social sciences as well as research income from, among others, the BBSRC, Nuffield Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland).  Read details.

Dr. Gaston Yalonetzky

Associate Professor in Economics

University of Leeds, UK

Gaston is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Leeds. He is interested in distributional analysis. His research inculdes the statistical operationalisation of concepts and ethical principles pertaining to human development, agency and capabilities, as well as distributional justice. He has been involved in proposals for the statistical measurement of different concepts of poverty, inequality, discrimination, female empowerment, subjective wellbeing, social mobility, and social stratification. He is also interested in development economics, economic history and public economics. Read details.

Research Associate

Dr. Lina Anaya

University of Bradford, UK

Lina Anaya is an early career researcher and is currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Bradford. Her background is in economics and economics of education. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Business at Icesi University in Cali, Colombia in the year of 2015. She has a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Arkansas in the U.S., Department of Education Reform. She received the Outsanding Doctoral Award in 2020. Her research is primarily focused on gender gaps in achievment, self-efficacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and student effort in large-scale international assessments. She is also interested in international education and assessments, and social inequalities. Read details.

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