About Dr Mike Peacey

Dr Mike Peacey is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities. He has a Doctorate in Economics (PhD) from the University of Bristol for his thesis entitled Essays in Applied Microeconomics. He also holds a Masters degree in Economics (MSc) and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (BSc), both from the University of Bristol. His research and teaching interests centre around Microeconomic Theory (and their application to several topics such as auctions, regulation, higher education, and social media). He has received awards for both Research and Teaching and has worked with students from a range of different backgrounds and has experience working with students who are disabled in different ways.

Mike is chair of the Forum of Academics at NCH (FAN) and is an active member of the Diversity and Equality Steering Group (DESG), the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee (TLEC), and the Research Committee.

DipFA, London Institute of Banking and Finance (2017)
PhD in Economics, University of Bristol (2013)
MSc in Economics, University of Bristol (2009)
BSc in Mathematics, University of Bristol (2007)

Professional Affiliations
Fellow, HEA

European Economic Association
Game Theory Society
Royal Economics Society
Scottish Economic Society
London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF)


Dr Mike Peacey's Research

Mike’s research interests are in game theory, information theory and industrial organisation. Mike regularly speaks at conferences across Europe, and his research has also gained European-wide coverage in the media including The Guardian, The Economist, Spiegel (Germany) and STV (Sweden). Mike has worked with the British government on higher education policy, and his research has informed teaching metrics.

Selected Publications

‘Modelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review’, with Park, In-Uck and Marcus R Munafò, Nature 506.7486 (2014)

‘Class Size At University’, with Huxley, Gervas, Jenny Mayo and Maddy Richardson, Fiscal Studies (2018)

‘Forced private tutoring in Egypt: Moving away from a corrupt social norm’, with S Ille, International Journal of Educational Development (2018)

Selected Research Grants

Northeastern Tier 1 Grant ($50,000) 2020
“Information filtering in social media and formation of misbeliefs”
(with M.Chung, J.Wihbey & S.Colombo)

NCH-NU RLDI Grant ($15,600) 2020
“Regulation of betting exchanges”
(with Yakov Bart)

Dr Mike Peacey's Teaching

Dr Peacey has been teaching since 2008.  He has extensive teaching experience in economics, having taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels, at several institutions, and in a variety of formats. He was awarded the teaching and learning prize whilst a Fellow at the University of Bath.

At NCH he teaches across second and third year. He is the course leader for Microeconomics 1 and 2, Industrial Organisation, Economics of Education, Research Design, and the Dissertation.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and undertook The Bath Course in Enhancing Academic Practice (University of Bath, 2014).  He is the NCH key contact for the Economics Network.