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Dr Patrick Nolen

Senior Lecturer
Department of Economics
Dr Patrick Nolen
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872735

  • Location

    5B.327, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By Appointment

Profile

Biography

Patrick Nolen joined the department after finishing his studies at Cornell University. His research interests focus on behavioural, experimental, and development economics. Recent publications have looked at gender differences in risk and competition and the impact of single-sex classes on educational outcomes.

Qualifications

  • PhD Economics Cornell University, (2006)

  • MA Economics Cornell University, (2004)

  • Visiting PhD Student Harvard University, (2005)

  • BSc Mathematics and Economics Trinity College, (2000)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer, Economics, University of Essex (1/10/2013 - present)

  • Lecturer, Economics, University of Essex (1/9/2006 - 30/9/2013)

Other academic

  • Visiting Research Associate, Yale University (1/9/2008 - 31/8/2009)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Development

Open to supervise

Labour

Open to supervise

Experimental

Open to supervise

Behavioural

Open to supervise

Family and Health

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Economic Development Theory (EC902)

Previous supervision

Pierre Charles Raymond Philippe Rialland
Pierre Charles Raymond Philippe Rialland
Thesis title: Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 7/1/2019
Jorge Prado De Castro Alfaiate
Jorge Prado De Castro Alfaiate
Thesis title: Three Essays in Applied Econometrics: Intergenerational Mobility, Youth Unemployment, and the Effect of Income on Schooling.
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/5/2015
Huajing He
Huajing He
Thesis title: Essays on Development and Social Change in China
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 11/2/2014
Avni Onder Hanedar
Avni Onder Hanedar
Thesis title: Three Essays on the Economy of the Late Ottoman Empire
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/9/2013
Guillermo Rafael Novella Zavala
Guillermo Rafael Novella Zavala
Thesis title: Essays on Intrahousehold Relations and Resource Allocation in Developing Countries
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 28/5/2013

Publications

Journal articles (9)

He, H. and Nolen, PJ., (2019). The effect of health insurance reform: Evidence from China. China Economic Review. 53, 168-179

Booth, A., Cardona-Sosa, L. and Nolen, P., (2018). Do single-sex classes affect academic achievement? An experiment in a coeducational university. Journal of Public Economics. 168, 109-126

Belot, M., James, J. and Nolen, P., (2016). Incentives and children's dietary choices: A field experiment in primary schools. Journal of Health Economics. 50, 213-229

Booth, A., Cardona-Sosa, L. and Nolen, P., (2014). Gender differences in risk aversion: Do single-sex environments affect their development?. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 99, 126-154

Booth, AL. and Nolen, PJ., (2014). Can Risk-taking Preferences be Modified? Some Experimental Evidence. CESifo Economic Studies. 61 (1), 7-32

Nolen, PJ., (2013). Unemployment and household values: Distribution sensitive measures of unemployment. Labour Economics. 24, 354-362

Booth, A. and Nolen, P., (2012). Choosing to compete: How different are girls and boys?. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 81 (2), 542-555

Booth, AL. and Nolen, P., (2012). Gender Differences in Risk Behaviour: Does Nurture Matter?. The Economic Journal. 122 (558), F56-F78

Booth, AL. and Nolen, PJ., (2012). Salience, risky choices and gender. Economics Letters. 117 (2), 517-520

Book chapters (2)

Nolen, PJ. and Hutchens, R., (2015). Will the Real Family-Friendly Employer Please Stand Up: Who Permits Parents to Reduce Working Hours For Purposes of Childcare?. In: Workplace Flexibility Realigning 20th-Century Jobs for a 21st-Century Workforce. Cornell University Press. 0801457203. 9780801457203

Nolen, PJ. and Basu, K., (2008). Unemployment and Vulnerability: A New Class of Measures, Its Axiomatic Properties and Applications. In: Rational Choice and Social Welfare Theory and Applications. Editors: Tadenuma, K., Xu, Y., Yoshihara, N. and Pattaniaik, P., . Springer Science & Business Media. 3540798323. 9783540798323

Reports and Papers (2)

Breinlich, H., Donaldson, D., Nolen, PJ. and Wright, GC., (2017). Information, Perceptions and Exporting - Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Klonner, S. and Nolen, PJ., (2010). Cell Phones and Rural Labor Markets: Evidence from South Africa

Grants and funding

2017

Behavioural insights for Evidence-Based Policy Making to Address Domestic Violence

British Academy

2016

A comparative study of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative poverty eradication interventions in extremely poor areas of Northern Ghana

Economic & Social Research Council

2010

Secondary Analysis of Data from UKTI Survey

BIS Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Contact

pjnolen@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872735

Location:

5B.327, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

By Appointment