Associate Professor in Economics
Dr James Rockey holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bristol. He joined the Department of Economics at Leicester in September 2008 where he is now an Associate Professor. James’ interests in political economics include the political economy of fiscal policy (voter ideology and the size of government, constitutional political economy) and electoral behaviour (political competition with loss-aversion, turnout). Much of his other work has focussed on the causes of economic development (growth econometrics, the effectiveness of industrial policy) and inequality (inequality and demography, gender equality, the long-term consequences of unemployment). His research has been published in journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the European Economic Review, and Public Choice.