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Durham University

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Mr Michael Nower

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Michael is a Research Assistant and final year PhD student in economics. His thesis is titled “Three Essays on International Trade and Productivityand is funded by ESRC NEDTC Collaborative Studentship (no. ES/J500082/1) in collaboration with the Bank of England. He is supervised by Dr Anamaria Nicolae, Professor Stephen Millard (Bank of England) and Professor Julian Williams.

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.­

In addition to carrying out his PhD studies, Michael acts as a seminar tutor for International Economics, MSc module, International Economics, 3rd level undergraduate module and Development Economics, 3rd level undergraduate module. He also acts as the research assistant for the ESRC IAA funded project: ‘The Impact of Brexit on UK Productivity’, and the Durham University Research Impact Fund funded project: 'Future UK Trade Arrangements: Potential Impact on the UK Economy'. 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

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • International Trade and Productivity

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