Professor Sarah Smith

Professor Sarah Smith

Professor Sarah Smith
Head of Department of Economics & Professor

The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 928 9847

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Department of Economics


Applied Microeconomics/ Public Policy


EFIM20002 Applied Microeconomics
EFIM30005 Applied Economics Project (QM7)

Latest publications

  1. Smith, S & Sanders, M, 2016, ‘Can simple prompts increase bequest giving?: Field Evidence from a legal call centre’. The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation.
  2. Raihani, NJ & Smith, S, 2015, ‘Competitive helping in online giving’. Current Biology, vol 25., pp. 1183-1186
  3. Smith, SL, Windmeijer, F & Wright, EW, 2015, ‘Peer effects in charitable giving: Evidence from the (running) field’. The Economic Journal, vol 125., pp. 1053-1071
  4. Scharf, K & Smith, S, 2015, ‘The price elasticity of charitable giving: Does the form of tax relief matter?’. International Tax and Public Finance, vol 22.
  5. Disney, R, Ratcliffe, A & Smith, S, 2015, ‘Booms, busts and retirement timing’. Economica, vol 82.
  6. Andreoni, J, Payne, A & Smith, SL, 2013, ‘Do grants to charities crowd out other income? Evidence from the UK’. Journal of Public Economics.
  7. McCormack, J, Propper, C & Smith, SL, 2013, ‘Herding cats? Management and university performance’. The Economic Journal, vol 124., pp. F534-F564
  8. Brewer, M, Ratcliffe, A & Smith, S, 2012, ‘Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the UK’. Journal of Population Economics, vol 25., pp. 245-266
  9. Holcombe, E, Smith, S, Wright, EW & Anderson, M, 2012, ‘An integrated approach for evaluating the effectiveness of landslide hazard reduction in vulnerable communities in the Caribbean’. Natural Hazards, vol 61., pp. 351 - 385
  10. Gregg, P, Grout, P, Ratcliffe, A, Smith, S & Windmeijer, F, 2011, ‘How important is pro-social behaviour in the delivery of public services?’. Journal of Public Economics, vol 95., pp. 758 - 766
  11. Dickson, M & Smith, S, 2011, ‘What Determines the Return to Education: An Extra Year or a Hurdle Cleared?’. Economics of Education Review, vol 30., pp. 1167 - 1176
  12. Gregg, P, Harkness, S & Smith, S, 2009, ‘Welfare Reform and Lone Parents in the UK’. The Economic Journal, vol 119 ., pp. F38 - F65
  13. Smith, S, 2006, ‘The Retirement-Consumption Puzzle and Involuntary Early Retirement: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey’. The Economic Journal, vol 116 (510)., pp. C130 - C148
  14. Banks, J & Smith, S, 2006, ‘Retirement in the UK’. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol 22(1)., pp. 40 - 56
  15. Smith, S, 2006, ‘Persistency of pension contributions in the UK: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey’. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, vol 5(3)., pp. 257 - 274
  16. Disney, R, Emmerson, C & Smith, S, 2004, ‘Pension Reform and Economic Performance in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s’. in: Blundell , Card , Freeman (eds) Creating a Premier League Economy. University of Chicago Press
  17. Blundell, R, Meghir, C & Smith, S, 2004, ‘Pensions and Retirement in the UK’. in: Gruber , Wise (eds) Social Security around the World. University of Chicago Press
  18. Attanasio, O, Banks, J & Smith, S, 2002, ‘Asset Holding and Consumption Volatility’. Journal of Political Economy, vol 110 (4)., pp. 771 - 792
  19. Disney, R & Smith, S, 2002, ‘The Labour Supply Effect of the Abolition of the Earnings Rule for Older Workers in the United Kingdom’. The Economic Journal, vol 112 (478)., pp. C136 - C152
  20. Blundell, R, Meghir, C & Smith, S, 2002, ‘Pension Incentives and the Pattern of Early Retirement’. The Economic Journal, vol 112 (478)., pp. C153 - C170
  21. Banks, J & Smith, S, 2002, ‘Household Portfolios in the United Kingdom’. in: Guiso , Haliassos , Jappelli (eds) Household Portfolios. MIT Press

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