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University of Reading Economics PhD Projects

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  Applied Economics: What works for firms and the gender pay gap?
  Prof G Razzu, Dr C Singleton
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A vast literature has studied the determinants of gender pay gaps (see for reviews Altonji and Blank, 1999; Weichselbaumer and Winter-Ebmer, 2005; Blau and Kahn, 2017).
  The Economics of Superstars: Wages in Sport - understanding using primary data the changes over the postwar period in sport for its foremost performers
  Dr J Reade, Dr S Jewell
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The work of Sherwin Rosen (1981) established a literature on the economics of superstars - an attempt to explain the very high premia top performers in a given field are able to attract.
  Measuring vulnerability and resilience to climate change-induced shocks in developing economies
  Prof R Cornforth, Dr L Todman
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Climate change is already demonstrated by changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
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The limited uptake of agricultural innovations with proven productivity-enhancing potential and the translation of productivity increases into improvements in nutrition are two major development challenges facing Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  Applications of Urban Metabolism for Mitigating Resource Demands
  Dr E Mohareb
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In an increasingly urbanized world, cities must continue to drive global economic activity whilst having a minimal impact on their environmental support systems.
  Control of Smart Grid Systems to Address the Energy Trilemma
  Dr B Potter
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Ensuring a secure and affordable supply of electrical energy, whilst also reducing emissions, is a key challenge faced by governments all over the world.
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