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Dr Michael Nolan

Senior Lecturer in Economics and Programme Director, BSc Economics and BA Business Economics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Qualifications

  • BSc(Econ) (University of Hull)
  • DPhil (University of York)

Summary

Dr Michael Nolan was appointed Lecturer in Economics at the University of Hull in February 2002, before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2006. He has been on an 80% contract since August 2012.

He was previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews from September 1995 to February 2002.

Prior to that, he fulfilled several roles at the University of Hull, lecturer 1994/95, tutor 1990-94, and research assistant 1989-90.

Dr Nolan read for a BSc(Econ) in Economics and Econometrics in his home city of Hull, achieving first class honours.

As a result of work undertaken with Dr M.J. Ryan (2003), the Most Similar Force (MSF) benchmark groupings of some of the police forces of England and Wales were amended from the original Home Office plan. For example, Humberside Police's MSF grouping had Kent and Derbyshire deleted from it.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Employee participation, job quality, and inequality

FitzRoy, F. R., & Nolan, M. A. (in press). Employee participation, job quality, and inequality. Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership, https://doi.org/10.1108/jpeo-05-2020-0014

Income Status and Life Satisfaction

FitzRoy, F. R., & Nolan, M. A. (2021). Income Status and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 23, 233–256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-021-00397-y

League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?

Nolan, M. A., Reynolds, M., & Trotter, S. (2020). League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 13(1), 257-288. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-019-09302-w

Education, income and happiness: Panel evidence for the UK

FitzRoy, F. R., & Nolan, M. A. (in press). Education, income and happiness: Panel evidence for the UK. Empirical economics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-018-1586-5

Testing the tunnel effect: comparison, age and happiness in UK and German panels

FitzRoy, F. R., Nolan, M. A., Steinhardt, M. F., & Ulph, D. (2014). Testing the tunnel effect: comparison, age and happiness in UK and German panels. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 3(1), 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-9012-3-24

Research interests

My research interests are broadly categorised as labour economics and applied microeconometrics. Whilst most of my papers have involved the econometric analysis of empirical data, some have instead been theoretical or methodological. My published work has ranged over a number of topics, including absenteeism from the workplace, self-employment, the restriction of working time, the north-south divide within England, local economic performance league tables and the definition of local areas, happiness and life satisfaction, the role of relative income in determining the attractiveness of a universal basic income (compared to other welfare policies), and the role of employee participation in improving job quality and job satisfaction while reducing inequality.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Nolan is willing to consider supervising research students in labour economics and applied microeconometrics, especially on topics in the fields of absenteeism from the workplace, duration modelling of labour market states, and the economics of earnings, employment and self-employment.

Completed PhDs

- Shereen Nosier, Estimating the international tourism demand for Egypt (external examiner, Professor Sam Cameron, University of Bradford)

- Roland Getor, Improving local labour market performance in the UK (external examiner, Dr John Sutherland, visiting researcher at University of Strathclyde)

- Tahani Bagazi (initially joint supervisor with Dr Zheng Wang, then with Dr Gabriele Amorosi)