Marco Ercolani

The Department of Economics
Associate Professor in Econometrics

Contact details

Department of Economics
University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Marco is an applied econometrician. He works 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, he programs statistical packages to carry out non-standard regressions and tests. He enjoys working with colleagues on challenging topics of social and economic interest.

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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


Recent publications


Darko, C, Carmichael, F, Ercolani, M, Duberley, J, Wheatley, D, Daley, P & Schwanen, T 2023, 'Time poverty and gender in urban sub-Saharan Africa: Long working days and long commutes in Ghana’s Greater Accra Metropolitan Area', Journal of International Development. <>

Carmichael, F, Darko, C, Ercolani, M, Ozgen, C & Siebert, S 2020, 'Evidence on intergenerational income transmission using complete Dutch population data', Economics Letters, vol. 189, 108996.

Davies, P & Ercolani, MG 2020, 'Gender, motivation and labour market beliefs in higher education choices', Higher Education.

Barassi, M, Ercolani, M, Jesus-Herrerias, M & Jin, Z 2018, 'Climate anomalies and migration between Chinese provinces: 1987–2015', The Energy Journal, vol. 39, no. Special Issue 1, 8.

Davies, P & Ercolani, M 2018, 'Hard and soft choices? Subject selection by schools and students', Oxford Review of Education.,

Ercolani, M, Pouliot, W & Ercolani, J 2018, 'Luck versus skill over time: time-varying performance in the cross-section of mutual fund returns', Applied Economics, vol. 50, no. 34-35, pp. 3686-3701.

Johnson, D, Ercolani, M & Mackie, P 2017, 'Econometric analysis of the link between public transport accessibility and employment', Transport Policy, vol. 60, pp. 1-9.

Carmichael, F & Ercolani, M 2016, 'Unpaid caregiving and paid work over life-courses: different pathways, diverging outcomes', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 156, pp. 1-11.

Carmichael, F & Ercolani, M 2015, 'Age-training gaps across the European Union: how and why they vary across member states', The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, vol. 6, pp. 163-175.

Ercolani, MG, Vohra, RS, Carmichael, F, Mangat, K & Alderson, D 2015, 'The lifetime cost to English students of borrowing to invest in a medical degree: a gender comparison using data from the Office for National Statistics', BMJ open, vol. 5, no. 4, e007335.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Ercolani, M 2015, Why study Economics ... in the UK? in Economics for the Eager: Why Study Economics?. The Curious Academic Publishing.


Ercolani, M 2015, Economics for the eager: Why study economics in the UK? in Economics for the Eager: Why Study Economics?.


Jamieson, C, Aggarwal, R, Barker, A, Cooper , D & Ercolani, M 2022, 'Antibiotic amnesty — positive action to tackle antimicrobial resistance through community pharmacies', The Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 309, no. 7963.

Commissioned report

Acton, J, Anderson, P, Andres, L, Angus, M, Amor, P, Arrowsmith, J (ed.), Asmelash, H, Bartington, S (ed.), Bengtsson, F, Bhullar, L, Bloss, W, Bonet, B, Börner, S, O Bonsu, N, Bryson, JR, Burns, V, Burrows, A, Calvert, C, Cassidy, N, Cavoski, A, Chadyiwa, M, Chapman, H, Chapman, L, Cockram, M, Degendardt, L, Dickinson, D, Ding, Y, Dobrzynski, D, Dolo, M, Dora, J, Ercolani, M, Ersoy, A, Farag, H, Ferranti, E, Fisher, R, Freer, M, Goldmann, N, Goode, CE, Greenham, S, Gulati, S, Hadfield-Hill, S, Harper, G, Hegerl, G, Hillmansen, S, Holmes, J, Huang, JJ, Huser, C, Jackson, R, Jaroszweski, D, Jefferson, I, Johnson, J, Kaewunruen, S, Kelly-Akinnuoye, F, Kettles, G, Kraftl, P, Krause, S, Leckebusch, GC, Lee, R, Lockwood, B (ed.), Lohse, J, Luna Diez, E, Lynch, I (ed.), MacKenzie, R, Maddison, D, Makepeace, J, Mann, V, Marino, R, Mavronicola, N, McDonald, M, McGowan, K (ed.), Metje, N, Ng, K, Nicol, J, O'Sullivan, C, Phalkey, N, Prestwood, E, Pyatt, N, Quinn, A, Radcliffe, J (ed.), Ravi, M, Reardon, L, Reeder, T, O’Regan, P, Remedios, L, Roberts, J, Rogers, C, Rungskunroch, P, van Schaik, W, Swan, J (ed.), Thomson, I, Toft, H (ed.), Tong, J, Botello Villagrana, F, Walton, A, Wason, C (ed.), Weir, C, Wood, R & Zhong, J 2021, Addressing the climate challenge. University of Birmingham.

Working paper

Darko, C, Carmichael, F, Ercolani, M, Siebert, S & Ozgen, C 2019 'Evidence on intergenerational income transition using complete Dutch population data' IZA – Institute of Labor Economics. < >

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