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Dr William Collier

Senior Lecturer in Economics

School of Economics, Keynes College, B1.04



William Collier is Senior Lecturer in Economics. He completed both his MA and PhD at the University of Kent and was previously Research Fellow at the Centre for European, Regional and Transport Economics (CERTE)

William's main research interests are in the fields of Labour Economics and Applied Microeconometrics.

William is the School's Director of Education.

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William's publications can also be found on RePEc.

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Lowe, B. et al. (2013). The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Marketing Classes: Key Drivers of Student Acceptance. Journal of Consumer Behaviour [Online] 12:412-422. Available at:
Collier, W. et al. (2011). Education, Training and Economic Performance: Evidence from Establishment Survival Data. Journal of Labor Research [Online] 32:336-361. Available at:
Collier, W., Green, F. and Peirson, J. (2005). Training and establishment survival. Scottish Journal of Political Economy 52:710-735.
Collier, W. (2005). The Impact of Demographic and Individual Heterogeneity on Unemployment Duration: A Regional Study. Applied Economics 37:133-153.
Book section
Collier, W. and Peirson, J. (2005). The Presence of Favourites and Biases in Bookmakers' Odds. in: Vaughan-Williams, L. ed. Information Efficiency in Financial and Betting Markets. UK: Cambridge University Press. Available at:
Research report (external)
Collier, W., Green, F. and Kim, Y. (2007). Training and Establishment Survival. [Online]. Skills for Business. Available at:
Collier, W., Piracha, M. and Randozza, T. (2011). Remittances and Return Migration. Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit Institute for the Study of Labor. Available at:
Collier, W., Zhu, Y. and Valbuena, J. (2011). What Determines Post-Compulsory Educational Choice? Evidence from the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England. University of Kent. Available at:
Showing 8 of 11 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]


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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

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Consultation hours

  • Mon 16.00-17.00
  • Tue 14.30-16.30
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PhD supervision

Current students

Past students

  • 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; an empirical analysis', completed 2008.


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Administrative roles

  • School Director of Education
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School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Last Updated: 02/03/2017