Matthew Lilley

Matthew Lilley


Research School of Economics

Research areas

Applied Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Urban Economics, Behavioural Economics, Belief Formation and Updating


Matthew Lilley is a Lecturer of Economics and John Mitchell Fellow. His research focuses on applied microeconomics, particularly the intersection of labor and urban economics. He uses a mixture of applied theory and statistical analysis of empirical data to understand real-world economic questions, such as understanding what drives where people choose to live and work, how labour unions affect economic and social outcomes, and what factors drive judicial decision making. A secondary focus of his work relates to how individuals form and revise beliefs when they receive relevant information, in both political and non-political domains.