Dr Steven Proud

Dr Steven Proud

Dr Steven Proud
Reader of Economics Education

1.01, (25-27 Belgrave Road),
The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 42 82455

Department of Economics


Steven Proud's research considers the economics of education. His main areas of interest include the effect of a child's peer group on their academic outcomes and the stability of school quality measures in school league tables.

Recent research has focussed on pedagogical improvements within the teaching of economics at University


In 2017, Dr Steven Proud was elected by students to present a Best of Bristol Lecture.  The Best of Bristol lecture series showcase the most exciting and engaging lecturers and research at the University of Bristol, as chosen by our students, giving fellow students, university staff and members of the public a chance to experience the best teaching the University has to offer.

Dr Proud's lecture can be viewed below:

Fields of interest

labour economics, applied microeconometrics, economics of education, childrens' academic outcomes

Latest publications

  1. Metcalfe, R, Burgess, S & Proud, S, 2019, ‘Students' effort and educational achievement: Using the timing of the World Cup to vary the value of leisure’. Journal of Public Economics, vol 172., pp. 111-126
  2. Proud, S, 2018, ‘You've got mail: The impact of online message-boards on performance in first year undergraduate mathematics and statistical methods units’. International Review of Economics Education, vol 28., pp. 49-57
  3. Becker, R & Proud, S, 2018, ‘Flipping quantitative tutorials’. International Review of Economics Education, vol 29., pp. 59-73
  4. Proud, S, 2015, ‘Resits in Higher Education: Merely a bar to jump over, or do they give a pedagogical 'leg up'’. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol 40., pp. 681-697
  5. Proud, S, 2014, ‘Girl Power?: An analysis of peer effects using exogenous changes in the gender make-up of the peer group.’. Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, vol 14., pp. 5-18
  6. Atkinson, A, Burgess, S, Gregg, P, Propper, C & Proud, S, 2008, ‘The Impact of Classroom Peer Groups on Pupil GCSE Results’. University of Bristol

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