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Dr Michael Nower

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Michael is a Research Associate for the Durham University Research Impact Fund funded project: 'Future UK Trade Arrangements: Potential Impact on the UK Economy', having recently completed his PhD in Economics at Durham.

Together with Dr Anamaria Nicolae, Michael carries out work on a project assessing the impact of potential future trade agreements on the UK economy following UK’s exit from the European Union. For more information on this project, please see the project webpage - Brexit: International Trade and Productivity.­

His PhD thesis was titled “Three Essays on International Trade and Productivity”, for which he was awarded the prize for 'Outstanding Doctoral Thesis' in Durham University Business School. His PhD was funded by ESRC NEDTC Collaborative Studentship (no. ES/J500082/1) in collaboration with the Bank of England. He was supervised by Dr Anamaria Nicolae, Professor Stephen Millard (Bank of England) and Professor Julian Williams. His research has been published in the Bank of England Staff Working Papers series.

In addition to carrying out his PhD studies, Michael acted as a seminar tutor for International Economics, MSc module, International Economics, 3rd level undergraduate module and Development Economics, 3rd level undergraduate module. He also acted as the research assistant for the ESRC IAA funded project: ‘The Impact of Brexit on UK Productivity’. In 2017, Michael completed a placement at the Bank of England as a Visiting Academic Researcher and from July to September 2018 participated in the Bank of England PhD Internship Programme.

His CV can be found here

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Research Interests

  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • International Trade and Productivity


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