Dr William Collier

Reader in Economics (Education, Scholarship, and Professional Practice),
Strategic Lead (Medway Campus)
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Dr William Collier


William Collier is a Reader in Economics having joined the School as a Lecturer in 2002.

 He is currently Strategic Lead for Medway leading and contributing to the strategic development and innovation of the academic portfolio and enhancement of education delivery of the University of Kent’s Medway campus.

He is an Associate of the Economics Network and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research interests

William’s main research interests include work on unemployment, inter-industry wages, and employer-provided training and business performance. Other work includes economic analyses of migration, congestion pricing, betting markets and the economics of education.

William's RePEc page is


Past students

  • Dr God'stime Eigbiremolen, 'Essays on Economics of Education and Health Economics', completed 2020
  • Dr Daniel Roland: 'Essays on the Economics of Education and Health', completed 2018
  • Dr Alessandro Cusimano: 'The effectiveness of local development programs in Southern Italy. A global counterfactual analysis', completed 2017
  • Dr Mahreen Mahmud: 'Small Scale Finance and Behaviour of Recipients', completed 2015
  • Dr Teresa Randazzo: 'Essays on Different Forms of Migration', completed 2014
  • Dr Eirini Saloniki: 'Disability, Discrimination and Misreporting', completed 2014
  • Dr Paprakorn Winaisathaporn: 'Economic Analysis of Traffic Congestion', completed 2013
  • Dr Javier Valbuena: 'Empirical Essays on the Economics of Education', completed 2013
  • Dr Cyrus Farsian: 'Essays on the Cyclicality of Real Wages', completed 2012
  • Dr Stephen Allan: 'The labour supply and retirement of older workers', completed 2008


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate of The Economics Network

Administrative roles


  • Strategic Lead of Medway
  • Chair of Medway Strategy Group (MSG)
  • Member of Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance Board (ASPPB)
  • Member of Education and Student Experience Board (ESEB)
  • Member of Education and Academic Standards Committee (EASC)
  • Member of Student Recruitment Committee (SEC) 
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