|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,285 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.|
|Placed On:||15th January 2021|
|Closes:||10th March 2021|
Start date of studentship: 01 April 2021
Closing date of advert: 10 March 2021
Interview date: TBC
Primary supervisor: Dr Anna Rita Bennato
Secondary supervisor: Dr Chris Wilson
The supervisors have an excellent research profile with a range of internationally-recognised publications and a successful track record of supervising PhD students to timely completion.
Short Introductory Paragraph
With the following scholarship the candidate will have the opportunity to:
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Full Project Detail:
Tax evasion is an illegal activity. Governments can often struggle to create the right incentives among citizens and corporations to fully comply with their tax obligations. Yet without the full tax payments, governments struggle to fund key public goods within society. Most traditional tax collection policies have been based on neoclassical economic models. Only recently, more attention has been devoted to the use of behavioural economics to better analyse how agents comply with tax law.
What types of policies will help encourage tax compliance and reduce tax evasion? Within this project, the student will combine behavioural economics, applied microeconomic theory and experimental economics to help further the understanding of these questions and aid government policy.
The PhD will provide great potential to generate academic publications and offer an excellent platform to pursue a career working in academia, government agencies or economic consultancies.
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UK Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or International equivalent. English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component. where the degree has a high level of economics content.
The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,285 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.
Name: Dr Anna Rita Bennato
Email address: A.Bennato@lboro.ac.uk
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Business School. Please upload with your application all the supporting documents listed below:
Please quote reference number: SBE-AR20
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