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Contact Details

Tel: 0121 204 4987

Email: a.thompson7@aston.ac.uk

Biography

I am a behavioural economist and joined Aston University in October 2020. My primary research interests lie within the area of charitable giving and philanthropy, with a focus on donor behaviour. I am currently reading for my PhD within this field.

I currently teach Introductory Business Economics, International Business Economics, and Mathematics for Economics and have a keen interest in adopting technology to enhance the learning experience. 

Research Interests

My research interests lie within behavioural economics and experimental economics. My current PhD research focuses on the non-profit sector, where I am investigating the motives that underpin the decision to donate. Specifically, I am interested in how information pertaining to the financial performance of charities affects the behaviour of donors.

Teaching Activity

  • BS1111 - Mathematics for Economists
  • BS1194 - Introductory Business Economics
  • BS2286 - International Business Economics
  • BS3373 - Behavioural Economics

Employment

  • 2020 - Present: Aston University - Teaching Fellow in Economics
  • 2015 - 2020: Coventry University - Lecturer in Economics
  • 2012 - 2015: Coventry University - Graduate Teaching Assistant

Education/Academic qualification

MSc

Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

BA

Award Date: 1 Nov 2012

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