Matthew Rablen

Name: Dr. Matthew Rablen Matthew Rablen
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 67848
Direct Line: +44 (0)1895 267 848
 Office Hours: Wednesday: 10:30 - 11:30, Thursday: 11:30 - 12:30

Research Interests

  • Public Economics (tax compliance), Behavioural Economics (well-being and decision making).


  • EC3601: Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • EC5607: Business Economics


  • "Predictive Analytics and the Targeting of Audits", with Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 124, 2016, pp. 130-145. (Full text)
  • "The Use of Agent-Based Modelling to Investigate Tax Compliance", with Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and Frank Page, Economics of Governance 16, 2015, pp. 143-164. (Full text)
  • "Self Employment, Wage Employment and Informality in a Developing Economy", with John Bennett, Oxford Economic Papers 67, 2015, pp. 227-244. (Full text)
  • "Audit Probability versus Effectiveness: The Beckerian Approach Revisited", Journal of Public Economic Theory 16, 2014, pp. 322-342. (Full text)
  • "Social Networks and Occupational Choice: The Endogenous Formation of Attitudes and Beliefs about Tax Compliance", with Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and Frank Page, Journal of Economic Psychology 40, 2014, pp. 134-146. (Full text)
  • "The Determinants of Election to the United Nations Security Council", with Axel Dreher, Matthew Gould and James Vreeland, Public Choice 158, 2014, pp. 51-83. (Full text)
  • "Divergence in Credit Ratings", Finance Research Letters 10, 2013, pp. 12-16. (Full text)
  • "Risk Attitudes and Informal Employment in a Developing Economy", with John Bennett and Matthew Gould, IZA Journal of Labor and Development 1:5, 2012. (Full text)
  • "The Promotion of Local Wellbeing: A Primer for Policymakers", Local Economy 27, 2012, pp. 297-314. (Full text)
  • "Performance Targets, Effort and Risk-Taking", Journal of Economic Psychology 31, 2010, pp. 687-697. (Full text)
  • "The Saving Gateway: Implications for Optimal Saving", Fiscal Studies 31, 2010, pp. 203-225. (Full text)
  • "Tax Evasion and Exchange Equity: A Reference-Dependent Approach", Public Finance Review 38, 2010, pp. 282-305. (Full text)
  • "Mortality and Immortality: The Nobel Prize as an Experiment into the Effect of Status upon Longevity", with Andrew Oswald, Journal of Health Economics 27, 2008, pp. 1462-1471. (Full text)
  • "Relativity, Rank and the Utility of Income", Economic Journal 118, 2008, pp. 801-821. (Full text)


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