Staff research areas
Current research interests include: macroeconomics, econometrics, finance, commodities, international economics, and economic theory.
As a research student, you will be jointly trained during the first year of PhD study by Birkbeck and University College London, as part of the Bloomsbury PhD Programme.
Within staff-guided courses in research methods you will have the chance to read, present and discuss papers on topics including: economic theory, empirical microeconomics, macroeconomics, and finance. You will also take at least two MSc option courses, and your first-year final mark will be based on class presentations and a take-home examination.
After Year 1, you will attend weekly PhD seminars, where you will have the opportunity to present the results of your research and work closely with your supervisor on a thesis.
Teaching opportunities are also available.
The London Graduate School in Mathematical Finance is a consortium of the mathematical finance groups of Birkbeck, Imperial College, King's College and the London School of Economics. Its primary purpose is to provide a programme of advanced courses in mathematical finance, primarily for first-year PhD students in the various groups.