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As is well documented, the first wave of the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant lockdown measures, is associated with marked deterioration of mental health in many countries. Using a quasi-experimental design and drawing on several small-area indicators, we probe the potential moderating role of neighbourhood and outdoor dwelling characteristi...
There is an extensive literature documenting the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. A nascent literature is also beginning to detail the mental health impact. This research has, for instance, told us much regarding the initial impacts of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders for mental well-being, but a limitation with much of this work is that...
This paper undertakes a comparison between five multifactor variants of the capital asset pricing model. These include additional factors based on size, book to market value, momentum, liquidity and a new investor protection metric based on the product of institutional quality in a country and the proportion of free float shares, which captures the...
While much is known regarding the effects of immigration for objective outcomes, relatively little is known regarding the effects for perceived well-being. By exploiting spatial and temporal variation in the net-inflows of foreign-born individuals across local areas in England, we examine the relationship between immigration and natives’ subjective...
Aims: There is a clear association between alcohol use and offending behaviour and significant police time is spent on alcohol-related incidents. This study aimed to test the feasibility of a trial of screening and brief intervention in police custody suites to reduce heavy drinking and re-offending behaviour. Short summary: We achieved target recr...
Using the UK Citizenship Survey for the years 2007–2010, this paper investigates how immigrants view immigration and how these views compare to the views of natives. Immigrants who have been in the UK longer are similar to natives in being opposed to further immigration, while recent immigrants are more in favour of further immigration. Labour mark...
The aim of this proposed research is to test to what extent features of the neighbourhood environment moderates the mental health consequences associated with the coronavirus pandemic. While undoubtedly any mental health impact will be partly shaped by individual characteristics, we also posit that there will be differential vulnerability across people due to their neighbourhood environment.
The ACCEPT pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) aims to investigate in a police custody setting whether people who have been arrested can be persuaded to take part in a trial aimed at reducing the amount of alcohol drunk. The aim of this analysis is to assess the feasibility of methods proposed to collect the required data for an effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the brief intervention in a full trial.
The objective of this project is to outline the economic techniques that will be undertaken to derive the estimated costs and utilities of health states in a model of the natural history of disease of PBC. This model will be used to estimate the burden of disease in terms of both the cost of the disease and the reduction in the quality-adjusted life years of patients with PBC.