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Biography Dr Michael Nolan was appointed Lecturer in Economics at the University of Hull in February 2002, before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2006. He has been on an 80% contract since August 2012.

He was previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews from September 1995 to February 2002.

Prior to that, he fulfilled several roles at the University of Hull, lecturer 1994/95, tutor 1990-94, and research assistant 1989-90.

Dr Nolan read for a BSc(Econ) in Economics and Econometrics in his home city of Hull, achieving first class honours.

He was awarded an ESRC studentship for doctoral studies at the University of York - leading to a D Phil thesis entitled 'Multiple-spell absences under an experience-rated sickpay scheme', supervised by Dr (later Professor) Chris Orme.

As a result of work undertaken with Dr M.J. Ryan (2003), the Most Similar Force (MSF) benchmark groupings of some of the police forces of England and Wales were amended from the original Home Office plan. For example, Humberside Police's MSF grouping had Kent and Derbyshire deleted from it.
Research Interests My research interests are broadly categorised as labour economics and applied microeconometrics. Whilst most of my papers have involved the econometric analysis of empirical data, some have instead been theoretical or methodological. My published work has ranged over a number of topics, including absenteeism from the workplace, self-employment, the restriction of working time, the north-south divide within England, local economic performance league tables and the definition of local areas, happiness and life satisfaction, the role of relative income in determining the attractiveness of a universal basic income (compared to other welfare policies), and the role of employee participation in improving job quality and job satisfaction while reducing inequality.
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