Dr Joshy Z Easaw

Dr Joshy Z Easaw

Senior Lecturer

Cardiff Business School

Email:
easawj1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 2087 6218
Location:
E32, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Previously held permanent appointments at the Universities of Bath and Swansea.

Qualifications

PhD in Economics, University of Leicester, 1998

Honours and awards

Awarded Leverhulme Trusts Research Fellowship: October 2007 to September 2008 'Microfoundations of how households form subjective macroeconomic expectations: The role of news'.

2015

2014

2009

2005

2004

2002

2001

Teaching commitments

BS3554 - Financial Economics,BS3573 - Economics of Development

Research interests

Macroeconomic Theory and Modelling

  • Bounded rationality
  • Microfoundations of how households form subjective macro (or aggregate) expectations
  • Professional forecasters' inattentiveness
  • Households forming expectations and opinions through 'social learning' in a spatial context
  • Spatial volatility and its impact on convergence

Political Economy

  • Government expenditure cycles around elections
  • Psychology of Economic voting: how voters form perceptions about policy-makers competence (monetary and fiscal policy) taking a bounded rationality approach, such as using their sentiments and ‘news’
  • The dual role of democracy and optimal government intervention

Development Economics

  • The relationship between democracy, inequality and economic institutions, investigating  the impact ‘democratization’ in developing economies.

Successfully completed six PhD supervision in the areas of macroeconomic, political economy and development economics.

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