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Dr Ekaterina Oparina.

Dr Ekaterina Oparina

Research Economist

32L 2.24 B


I am a Research Officer in the Wellbeing Programme. My expertise lies in the economics of wellbeing, behavioural economics, applied econometrics and machine learning. I have obtained my PhD from the University of Surrey

Current areas of research include:

  • I am an applied microeconomist enthusiastic in developing and applying cutting-edge quantitative methods to better understand individual wellbeing. My research contributes to econometric methodologies applied to wellbeing data, such as controlling for measurement error in reported wellbeing and using the median as a measure of comparison of happiness levels. My most recent work uses machine learning techniques to control for observed heterogeneity in wellbeing data.