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[Photo: Richard DISNEY] Professor Richard DISNEY
Associate - Community
University of Sussex
Tel: 01273 873489
Email: r.f.disney@sussex.ac.uk
Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Demography, Labour Markets, Public Finances


I am a part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex since June 2013-. I am currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a Visiting Professor of Economics at University College, London. Since 2009 I am a Member of Senior Salaries Review Body. Previous academic positions: Professor of Economics, University of Nottingham (1998-2012), Professor of Economics, Queen Mary College, London (1995-98), Professor of Economics at University of Kent at Canterbury (1988-1995); other academic positions held at University of Kent at Canterbury (1977-95), University of Reading (1975-77), University of Strathclyde (1974-75), University of Addis Ababa (1972-74).

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Does Homeownership Reduce Crime? A Radical Housing Reform in Britain Richard Disney, John Gathergood, Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
March 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1685:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: H44; K14; R31

Tags: crime; homeownership; public housing