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Our paper on the link between health workers motivation and job preferences has been accepted for publication in Social Science & Medicine (ABS4). Understanding health worker job preferences can help policymakers better align incentives to retain a motivated workforce in the public sector. However, in stated preference choice modelling, health worker motivation to do their…
Using employee online reviews as a proxy of employee treatment and well-being for tourism and hospitality firms, this study extrapolates the association of employee satisfaction with financial leverage and bankruptcy risk. Consistent with theoretical expectations and empirical evidence, we find that firms ranked high on employee treatment have lower levels of market and book leverage….
The £276k Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project (awarded in 2019) with Clipper Logistics, a logistics service provider finished in February 2022. The project was a success, receiving an award of “very good” from Innovate UK making the project eligible for entering the KTP “best of the best” awards. The project was to…
There are many tools available for demand forecasting at the individual level: discrete choice models to forecast what is bought, and linear regression to forecast how much of it is bought. Multiple-Discrete-Continuous (MDC) models can forecast both what and how much is purchased simultaneously, but they have historically being limited by a lack of complementarity…
Richard Hodgett, Sajid Siraj and Alan Choicharoon are involved in a new Knowledge Transfer Parternship. The project, led by Richard, aims to develop and commercialise a first-in-sector software for condition monitoring of continuous casting process in steel making using advanced data analytics, machine learning and decision sciences approaches. The software will have inbuild diagnostic and…
Our paper on analysing preferences and heuristics used by health workers in Ethiopia when choosing hypothetical alternative jobs has been accepted for publication in Health Economics (ABS3). When measuring preferences, discrete choice experiments (DCEs) typically assume that respondents consider all available information before making decisions. However, many respondents often only consider a subset of the…
Our paper on predicting COVID-19 vaccination uptake in 18 different countries and territories using stated choice surveys and latent class models has been accepted for publication in Social Science & Medicine (ABS4). Despite unprecedented progress in developing COVID-19 vaccines, global vaccination levels needed to reach herd immunity remain a distant target, while new variants keep…
Gulbanu Kaptan has been selected to act as a core expert in the European Consumer Food Waste Forum . ECFWF is an interdisciplinary forum that was set up by the Joint Research Centre, in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) to address consumer food waste. Gulbanu will be working with 15 practitioner and academic experts from Europe…
Xingjie Wei (PI) and Andrea Taylor (Co-I) will lead an ESRC-funded project ‘Climate change, social inequality & psychosocial wellbeing with emerging digital data – a multidisciplinary network between UK and South Korea’ with Co-Is Jooyoung Jeon, Hyungjun Kim and Jiho Cha from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in the South Korea. Based…