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[Photo: Jonathan COLMER] Dr Jonathan COLMER
Associate - Growth
University of Virginia
Tel: 001-434-924-3525
Email: jmc4qg@virginia.edu

Curriculum Vitae PDF  Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, International Trade.

Biography:

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance.

Education:

  • PhD, London School of Economics
  • MSc Economics, University of Exeter
  • BA (Hons) Economics, University of Exeter

Awards:

  • The Feem Award - Young Economist Award presented by the European Economic Association (2013)
  • Bagri Fellowship (2014/2015)

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • International Growth Centre (IGC) - Research Affiliate

CEP Publications

Development Discussion Paper
Consumption Smoothing and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty Yonas Alem and Jonathan Colmer
August 2015
Paper No' EOPP 059:
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JEL Classification: D8; O12; I3


Tags: uncertainty; consumption smoothing; subjective well-being

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumption Smoothing and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty Yonas Alem and Jonathan Colmer
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1369:
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JEL Classification: D8; O12; I3


Tags: uncertainty; consumption smoothing; subjective well-being

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP Election Analysis
Energy and the Environment: a cold climate for climate change policies? Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Ralf Martin
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA032:
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Tags: energy; climate change; environment; #electioneconomics