Anthony Heyes

Anthony Heyes

The Department of Economics
Professor in Economics

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
Department of Economics
University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Anthony is an environmental economist with wide-ranging interests in the design and implementation of environmental policies and regulations, the impacts of climate and pollution on human well-being, and corporate social responsibility.


  • BA in Economics, University of Cambridge, 1988
  • PhD in Economics, McGill University, 1993


  • Contemporary Challenges B
  • Decision and Game Theory
  • Environmental Economics


Research interests

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research Methods


Recent publications


Heyes, A, Cook, N & Rivers, N 2023, 'Clean Air and Cognitive Productivity: Effect and Adaptation', Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Wang, K & Heyes, A 2022, 'Does the party in power affect FDI? First causal evidence from narrow margin US state elections', Party Politics, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 797-810.

Heyes, A & Saberian, S 2022, 'Hot days, the ability to work and climate resilience: evidence from a representative sample of 42,152 Indian households', Journal of Development Economics, vol. 155, 102786.

Cook, N & Heyes, A 2022, 'Pollution pictures: psychological exposure to pollution impacts worker productivity in a large-scale field experiment', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 114, 102691.

Herrnstadt, E, Heyes, A, Muehlegger, E & Saberian, S 2021, 'Air pollution and criminal activity: microgeographic evidence from Chicago', American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 70-100.

Liston-Heyes, C & Heyes, A 2021, 'Is there evidence for export-led adoption of ISO 14001? A review of the literature using meta-regression', Business and Society, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 764-805.

Heyes, A, Brodeur, A, Cook, N & Heyes, A 2020, 'A Proposed Specification Check for p-Hacking', AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol. 110, pp. 66-69.

Cook, N & Heyes, A 2020, 'Brain freeze: outdoor cold and indoor cognitive performance', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 101, 102318.


Heyes, A & Saberian, S 2022, 'Correction to “Temperature and decisions: evidence from 207,000 court cases” and reply to Spamann', American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 529-533.

Brodeur, A, Cook, N & Heyes, A 2022, 'Methods matter: p-hacking and publication bias in causal analysis in economics: reply', American Economic Review, vol. 112, no. 9, pp. 3137-3139.


Heyes, A & Zhu, M 2022 'Air pollution and morbidity: evidence from internet search behavior in a panel of 100 Chinese cities' SSRN.

Brodeur, A, Cook, N, Hartley, J & Heyes, A 2022 'Do pre-registration and pre-analysis plans reduce P-hacking and publication bias?' SSRN.

Brodeur, A, Cook, N & Heyes, A 2022 'We need to talk about mechanical Turk: what 22,989 hypothesis tests tell us about publication bias and P-hacking in online experiments' SSRN.

Heyes, A & Cook, N 2021 'A boss like me' SSRN.

Working paper

Archsmith, JE, Heyes, AG, Neidell, MJ & Sampat, BN 2021 'The dynamics of inattention in the (baseball) field' NBER Working Paper, no. 28922, SSRN. <>

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