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I am an applied economist, and my research interests lie at the intersection of responsible regulation, sustainable development and policy evaluation. Much of my recent work focuses on empirically evaluating: (1) the effects of regulation and regional/national policy frameworks on innovation and market behaviour; (2) the effectiveness of policy intervention on issues relating to climate policies, economic activity and distribution of wealth. My work has been cited by various government and inter-governmental organisations, including the US Treasury and the OECD.
I have authored a number of articles in leading economics- and policy-related journals on these subjects. I am the recipient of the 2012 Campbell-Watkins Energy Journal best paper award (shared with Richard Green of Imperial College) awarded by the International Association of Energy Economics.
I am actively applying for research grants, and over the years, I have had various successful bids (both as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator). My research on climate services and adaptation to climate change is supported by the European Commission (grant number 776868).
I welcome applications from prospective PhD students with an economics and/or policy background interested in pursuing research in responsible regulation, sustainable development, and policy evaluation.
Recent grants include:
- 2018-2021 Horizon 2020: SECLI-FIRM, EUR 4.6 million. Co-Investigator. (Award 776868).
February-August 2020 "Consumer attitudes towards Sustainable Business Practices", Principal Investigator. University of Southampton. £3,584 (R210017)
- September 2019- August 2020 "Defining and managing the green economy in the EU", Co-investigator. £20,589 FAC (R207832)
- September 2015- August 2016 "The Rise of the green economy in Europe: challenges and opportunities". Principal Investigator. £14,450.82 FEC (R200918)
- July - December 2015 "Unclaimed assets in the UK". Principal Investigator. £30,000 FAC (U202289)
Before that, I have been part of several successful European and RCUK consortium and smaller bids, including FP7 projects, EPSRC and Royal Economic Society grants (amongst several others). I am applying actively for research funding and welcome opportunities to explore new collaborations (within and outside the UK).
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016 to date).
I am the module lead for the following modules:
- Economics for Business
- The Economic & Business Environment
- Economics & Business Forecasting
I have 20 years of experience in designing, leading and delivering economics and business modules in leading UK universities and abroad. My teaching portfolio includes (among others) the design of modules on Quantitative Methods for Business, Advanced Microeconometrics, Introductory Econometrics, Microeconomics and Energy Economics.
I have designed and led a number of executive training programmes on regulation, forecasting and business analysis - aimed at policy-makers and management participants who wish to enhance their analytical and technical skills in economic market analysis and data management.
Office hours: Friday 9-11am
I have held several positions of responsibility at Norwich Business School – both at Group and School level. I was the School’s Associate Director (and then Acting Director) of Staff Development from 2013 to 2018. I contributed to/co-authored parts of our (successful) application for the Athena-Swan bronze accreditation award. I also served as the research coordinator of the Responsible Business Regulation group from 2014 to 2018.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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3/02/20 → 30/06/20
1/01/19 → 31/12/19
1/02/18 → 31/10/21
1/09/15 → 6/01/16
School closures and educational attainment in Ethiopia: Can extra classes help children to catch up?Carmichael, F., Darko, C. K., Kanji, S. & Vasilakos, N., Aug 2022, In: British Educational Research Journal. 48, 4, p. 640-664 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
The contribution of girls’ longer hours in unpaid work to gender gaps in early adult employment: Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and VietnamCarmichael, F., Darko, C., Kanji, S. & Vasilakos, N., 21 Jul 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Feminist Economics.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review10 Downloads (Pure)
Carmichael, F., Darko, C. K. & Vasilakos, N., Mar 2022, In: Development Policy Review. 40, 2, e12565.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
Fairbrass, J. M. (ed.) & Vasilakos, N. (ed.), 21 Jan 2021, Cambridge University Press.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Fairbrass, J. M. & Vasilakos, N., 21 Jan 2021, Emerging Governance of a Green Economy: Cases of European Implementation. Fairbrass, J. M. & Vasilakos, N. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 1-13 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Press / Media
21/07/22 → 27/07/22
30 items of Media coverage
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Not all jobs are ‘good jobs’, and new research from the Universities of East Anglia and Birmingham finds such work can have a negative impact on wellbeing.
6/08/21 → 12/08/21
15 items of Media coverage
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10/07/20 → 11/07/20
5 items of Media coverage
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