What Are We Doing?
The Lincoln Economics, Accountancy & Finance Research Group (LEAF) brings together economics and finance academics from University of Lincoln's International Business School and School of Social and Political Sciences, graduate students, and a diverse network of collaborators, with the aim to facilitate the creation and diffusion of rigorous and policy relevant research as well as research skills within the University, the local community, and the society at large.
Our research is based on microeconomic models encompassing heterogeneous individual and firm behaviours and extends to the functioning of particular industries as well as the macroeconomic perspective that brings in the picture the interplay of institutions, markets, and policies in the diverse contexts of developing, emerging, and developed economies.
Why Is It Important?
A well-functioning markets and a vigorous enterprises are important drivers of growth and poverty reduction. Finance is central to enterprise development and vice versa, and large parts of both areas of inquiry revolve around the behaviour and performance of individuals and firms. Understanding these behaviours and outcomes is important from theoretical and practical perspectives. Even if the markets are efficient and individuals rational most of the time, we need to worry about the times when they are not.
How Are We Different?
On the backdrop of the 2007 financial crisis, the economists have been blamed for their failure to understand the importance of finance and financiers for putting too much faith in the models produced by economists. We recognise that individuals and firms cannot be the rational actors who fit neatly into academic models and that the level of financial development is good only up to a point, after which it may negatively impact economic growth. Therefore in our research we aspire to deal with the world as it is, not the world that is easily modelled.
If you are interested in joining us and/or exploring research collaboration opportunities, please get in touch with Professor Marian Rizov and Associate Professor of Development Economics Dr. Shrabani Saha.
Prof Marian Rizov, Professor of Economics
Dr Shrabani Saha, Associate Professor of Development Economics
Dr Tim Chai, Lecturer
Miss Jane Charlesworth, Senior Lecturer
Dr David Floyd, Senior Lecturer
Dr David Gray, Associate Professor
Dr Geeta Lakshmi, Associate Professor
Dr David Latham, Senior Lecturer
Prof Steve McKay, Distinguished Professor in Social Research
Dr Hao Quach, Associate Professor
Dr Dragana Radicic, Associate Professor
Dr Eric Ruto, Head of Postgraduate Research Programmes
Dr Ishak Demir, Associate Lecturer
Dr Aleksandar Vasilev, Senior Lecturer
Dr Jun Hou, Senior Lecturer
Dr Arman Mazhikeyev, Lecturer in Economics
Dr Mahfuzur Rahman, Associate Professor
Dr Nadia Gulko, Associate Professor
Dr Lilian Korir, Post Doctoral Research Associate in Social Science & Economics
Dr Davina Bird, Lecturer
Dr Erkan Demirbas, Lecturer
Dr Weiping Qin, Lecturer
Dr Chau Le, Senior Lecturer
Dr Ferda Halicioglu, Senior Lecturer
Dr Fadi Alkaraan, Senior Lecturer
Dr Kim Nguyen, Senior Lecturer
Bodan Liu, PhD Student, Economics
Chigozie E Chukwu, PhD Student, Economics
Nehad Laila Sanju, PhD Student, Economics
Bond University, Australia
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India
City University of Hong Kong
Curtin University, Australia
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Federation University, Australia
Griffith University, Australia
Iowa State University, USA
IQRA University, Pakistan
Manchester University, UK
Massey University, New Zealand
Middlesex University, UK
Mongolia International University, Mongolia
Qatar University, UAE
Slovak Agricultural University, Slovakia
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
University of Calcutta – India
University College Dublin
University of Kent, UK
University of Newcastle, UK
University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse – USA
Wageningen University, Netherlands
Western Sydney University, Australia
University of Otago, New Zealand
University of Waikato, New Zealand
The Department of the Treasury, Australian Government, Canberra
Centurion University, INDIA
CRY - Child Rights and You, INDIA
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Wellington, New Zealand
University of Edinburgh
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Teagasc, Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland
- Monetary Policy Autonomy and International Monetary Spillovers
- International Spillovers of U.S. Monetary Policy
- A two-step procedure for Generating Domestic and Asymmetric International Trade Costs when Data are Scarce
- National and international R&D support programmes and technology scouting in European small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
- Heterogeneous effects of unconventional monetary policy on bond yields across the euro area
- Estimation Procedure for "Price Formation in Call Auctions with Insider Information"
- Professor Barun Kanjilal Guest Lecture
- Professor John Gibson Guest Lecture
- Professor Stephen Knowles Guest Lecture
- Professor Srikanta Chatterjee Guest Lecture
Research at LIBS
Community Organisation Research Group
The group researches community organisation, self-organisation and development within Third Sector organisations, multi-agency networks and community groups, focusing on community-based research in Active Citizenship, Wellbeing and Community Development.
Regional Innovation and Enterprise Research Group
The group has a growing track record of social and economic development research, including locally, nationally, and internationally funded projects aimed at investigating the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in the developments of regions.