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. He has been at NCH since 2014. His research and teaching interests include Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Behavioural Economics, and Higher Education. He has received awards for both Research and Teaching and has worked with students from a range of different backgrounds and has experience with students who have a number of disabilities.



DipFA, London Institute of Banking & 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

London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF)


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Dr Mike Peacey's Research

Mike’s research interests are in game theory, microeconomic theory and industrial organisation. His recent research addresses the economics of (higher) education. 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).


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) pp 93-96

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


Selected Working Papers

‘Modelling Learning Parameters’, Huxley, Gervas, and Mike Peacey No. 13/322 (Department of Economics, University of Bristol, 2014)

‘Self-Control at College’, Huxley, Gervas, and Mike Peacey, No. 15/XXX (Department of Economics, University of Bristol, 2015)

‘Masked Heroes: endogenous anonymity in charitable giving’, with Michael Sanders, No. 13/303 (Department of Economics, University of Bristol, 2013)

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 a number of institutions (Bristol, Bath, NCH), and in a variety of formats (lectures, seminars, tutorials). He was awarded the teaching and learning prize whilst a Fellow at the University of Bath.

At NCH he gives lectures and tutorials for the second-year microeconomics course, as well as third-year industrial economics.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and undertook The Bath Course in Enhancing Academic Practice (University of Bath, 2014).  He is an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Bristol.  He is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Research Committee at NCH.


Course development

Mike has worked on the development of a new MA programme with a focus on Economic Policy & Communications as well as BA Applied Economics and Microeconomics.