Professor Andrew Chesher

Dr Toru Kitagawa


Jeff is currently enrolled on the PhD Economics programme at UCL, organising the student work in progress seminar and co-organising Guy Laroque's reading group within the Economics Department.

Having previously completed undergraduate and graduate degree courses in economics, Jeff has been enrolled at UCL since 2008. A member of University College London Boat Club during his first two years of study, Jeff has fond memories of early morning mid-winter rows on the Thames, and was the recipient of an award for commitment to the club in his novice year.

Supervised by Professor Andrew Chesher and Dr Toru Kitagawa, Jeff is principally engaged in the estimation of intersection bounds using partially identifying models that incorporate minimal restrictions.

  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Microeconometric theory

An enthusiastic season ticket holder in the Matthew Harding Lower stand since a young age, Jeff has followed his beloved Chelsea over land and sea to such exotic places as Barcelona, Basel, Seville, Valencia, and Birmingham. In what is arguably the club's golden age, Jeff has been present as Chelsea have triumphed in the last F.A. Cup final to be held at the old Wembley stadium, and in the first F.A. Cup final to be held at the new Wembley, marvelling at the exploits of club legends such as Roberto DiMatteo, Ruud Gullit, Frank Lampard, Gianluca Vialli, George Weah, Gianfranco Zola, and, personal favourite, Michael Ballack. The unfortunate timing of a macroeconomic theory examination forced Jeff to watch Chelsea lift the UEFA Champions League trophy from home, in what is arguably the club's finest hour (and cemented Jeff's dislike of all things macroeconomic).