Zach L Wilson

Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics

Business Cycles, Expectations Formation and Behavioural Economics

Zach Wilson's current research is aimed at identifying the apparent empirical limitations and advantages that different measures of inflation expectations might have; in particular relation to the covid-19 pandemic.

Zach Wilson

Supervisors: Dr Pei Kuang and Professor Kaushik Mitra

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Zach was awarded a Masters in Economics from the University of Essex with distinction in 2018. His dissertation on the effects of offshoring of production on wage and employment was ranked number 1 in his master’s cohort. Prior to that, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from London Metropolitan University in 2014.

Zach began a PhD in Economics at the University of Essex in October 2019. After the completion of his first year, due to research similarities and the opportunity to be developed more expertly in the field, he was then recommended by one of his lecturers to get in touch with the faculty at the University of Birmingham. Following this, he was then invited to be interviewed by two senior macroeconomic researchers in the faculty. Upon satisfactory performance in this element of the admission’s process, he then began research at University of Birmingham in January 2021.

Alongside his PhD, he tutors ages 11-18 secondary school students in mathematics and science.



  • MA Economics, Distinction (University of Essex)
  • BSc Mathematics & Statistics (London Metropolitan University)


Professional Memberships

Royal Economics Society (June 2021 – present)

Research interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Expectations formation
  • Economic growth
  • Economic theory
  • Behavioural economics