Dr Julia Shvets
Julia Shvets is a microeconomist who is interested in what drives human beings. She works with data on (relatively) important decisions that people make, and looks for statistical patterns that might tell us something about somewhat hidden forces that shape people’s actions. For example, she has shown how a judge’s decisions can depend on who had appointment the judge; and how politicians’ decisions can change when the pressure to get re-elected falls. Currently, in collaboration with a large firm, Julia is studying the behaviour of managers, using historical and experimental data.
Julia likes teaching. She has taught at Cambridge, London School of Economics and ICEF (Moscow). She has lectured Microeconomics and Political Economics, and has taught supervisions and classes in a wide variety of courses including Microeconomics, Public Economics, Economic Theory, Political Economics and Industrial Organisation.
Julia received her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining Christ's College she was a research fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. She has also worked at an economic consultancy in London and New York, and in a team of policy advisors to the Russian government.