Does behavioural economics pose as many questions as it answers?

Paul Ormerod copyIn Paul Ormerod’s recent article for EA magazine he discusses the merits and pitfalls of behavioural economics. It appears in EA Magazine’s Autumn Edition, a publication by the Institute of Economic Affairs, that is distributed to thousands of students throughout the UK studying either A Level or IB Economics or Business Studies. It features the work of eminent economists from around the world – including Nobel Prize winners and leading experts– and is getting rave reviews from students and teachers alike. Teachers have commented that the magazine provides great stimulus material and they regularly use the articles as the basis for schemes of work.

You can read Paul’s fascinating article Best Behaviour: does behavioural economics pose as many questions as it answers? here. The full Autumn EA edition can be viewed here.

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Ellie is a partner at Volterra, specialising in the economic impact of developments and proposals, and manages many of the company’s projects on economic impact, regeneration, transport and development.

With thirteen years experience at Volterra delivering high quality projects to clients across the public and private sector, Ellie has expertise in developing methods of estimating economic impact where complex issues exist with regards to deadweight, displacement and additionality.

Ellie has significant experience in estimating the economic impact across all types of property development including residential, leisure, office and mixed use schemes.

Project management of recent high profile schemes include the luxury hotel London Peninsula, Battersea Power Station and the Nova scheme at London Victoria. Ellie has also led studies across the country estimating the economic and regeneration impact of proposed transport investments, including studies on HS2 and Crossrail.

Ellie holds a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Cambridge.