Dr Marco Ercolani

Lecturer in Econometrics

The Department of Economics


Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7701

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 7377

Email m.g.ercolani@bham.ac.uk

Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


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I am an applied econometrician. I work on a range of socio-economic problems with particular focus on using large datasets to look into issues on health, ageing, and education. In addition to using standard econometric procedures, I program statistical packages to carry out non-standard regressions and tests. I enjoy working with colleagues on challenging topics of social and economic interest.


B.A. Economics (University of Sussex)
M.A. Econometrics (University of Essex)
Ph.D. Economics (University of Essex)


Lecturer: Econ106  Quantitative Methods.
Lecturer: Econ333A Labour Economics.
Lecturer: EconG56  Introduction to Time Series Regression

Postgraduate supervision

Labour Econometrics

  • Kay HUANG
  • Cansu UNVER (2nd supervisor)
  • Marios DEMETRIADES (2nd supervisor)

Doctoral research

PhD title PhD in Economics






Applied econometrics, with experience in handlingcross-section, panel and time-series data. General research interest isin 'bringing data to theories'. Current research interests include:Sickness absence behaviour among UK workers, modelling seasonal andnon-seasonal economic cycles; price changes at the introduction of theEuro; and contransting labour market outcomes for younger and older workers.

Other activities



Albornoz F., Cole M.A., Elliott R.J.R. and Ercolani M.G. (2014). “The Environmental Actions of Firms:  Examining the Role of Spillovers, Networks  and Absorptive Capacity” Journal of Environmental Management.

Ercolani M.G. and Ercolani J.S. (2014) “Watching the watchmen: A statistical analysis of mark consistency across taught modules” International Review of Economics Education, doi: 10.1016/j.iree.2014.05.001.

Johnson D., Ercolani M.G. and Mackie P. (2014) “Buses and the Economy II - Task 3 Report”, University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies.

Carmichael F. and Ercolani M.G. (2014) “Age-training gaps in the EU”, Ageing and Society, doi:10.1017/S0144686X12000852, vol. 34, no. 01, pp. 129-156.

Carmichael F. and Ercolani M.G. (2013) “Overlooked and undervalued: the caring contribution of older people”, International Journal of Social Economics, vol.41, no.5, pp. 397-419. doi: 10.1108/IJSE-02-2012-0046.

Johnson D., Ercolani M.G. and Mackie P. (2013) “Buses and the Economy II - Task 2 Report”, University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies.

Zheng WEI, Marco G. Ercolani and Rui HAO (2012), “Understanding China’s Dualism Economic Growth over 1965-2009” Chapter 4 in Cai Fang, Yang Tao and Huang Yiping (eds.), Has China Passed through the Lewis Turning Point? Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press of China. (in Chinese)

Ercolani M.G. and Wei Z. (2011) “An Empirical Analysis of China's Dualistic Economic Development: 1965–2009”, Asian Economic Papers, vol.10, no.3, pp.1-29.

Ercolani M.G. (2010) “Transitional inflation changes with the adoption of the euro: aggregate and disaggregate sector evidence”, Journal of Economic Policy Reform. vol.13, no.2 pp. 137-157.

Ercolani, M.G. (2010) “SAVE9: Stata module to save dataset in Stata 9 format,” Statistical Software Components S457269, Boston College Department of Economics.

Carmichael F., Ercolani M.G., Kang L., Maimaiti Y., O’Mahony M, Peng F., Robinson C. (2010) “Education, Training and Productivity” Report for European Commission, Enterprise and Industry.

Albornoz F., Cole M.A., Elliott R.J.R. and Ercolani M.G. (2009). “In Search of Environmental Spillovers”. World Economy. , vol.32, no.1, pp.136-63.

Dutta J. and Ercolani, M.G. (2007) “The impact of the Euro changeover on inflation: Evidence from the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices.”, In The Travails of the Eurozone, edited by David Cobham, University of Edinburgh.

Ercolani M.G. (2007). “Hidden Economies and the Socially Optimal Fiscal-Tax to Liquidity-Tax Ratio” Economics, no.6. www.economics-ejournal.org

Barmby T.A., Ercolani M.G. and Treble J.G. (2004). “Sickness Absence in the UK: 1984-2002.”, Swedish Economic Policy Review. vol. 11, no.1.

Ercolani, M.G. (2004). “Risk Aversion and Risk Loving in the Small: A decomposition of the Multivariate Risk Premium”, Bulletin of Economic Research, vol. 56, no.1.

Barmby T.A., Ercolani, M.G. and Treble J.G. (2002). “Sickness Absence: An International Comparison”, Economic Journal. vol.112, no.480, pp.315-331.

Barmby T.A., Ercolani, M.G. and Treble J.G. (1999). “Sickness absence in Great Britain: new quarterly and annual series from the GHS and LFS, 1971-1997”, Labour Market Trends.

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