Vani K. Borooah

Professor of Applied Economics

University of Ulster

 

School of Economics

University of Ulster

Shore Road, Newtownabbey

Northern Ireland BT37 0QB

United Kingdom

Tel: +44-28-366346

Fax:+44-28-366847

e-mail: vk.borooah@ulster.ac.uk

 

Biographical Information

Ph.D. University of Southampton 1978

Senior Research Officer, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge 1977-1987

Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics, Queens' College, Cambridge 1979-1987

Professor of Applied Economics, University of Ulster 1987-

 

Honorary and Visiting Appointments

·         President, European Public Choice Society, 1993-94.

·         President, Irish Economic Association, 1994-96

·         Member, Council of the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin.

·         Member,  RAE (2007) sub-panel for Development Studies, 2005

·         Member, Royal Irish Academy, 2006

·         Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia, 2005.

·         Research Fellow, Trade Union Economic Research Institute, Stockholm, 1989.

·         Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne, 1994 .

·         Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Limerick, 1995.

·         Visiting Research Fellow, Queensland Treasury, 1995.

·         Visiting Research Fellow, The Policy Institute, Trinity College, Dublin, 1998.

·         Visiting Research Fellow, International Centre for Economic Research, Torino, Italy, 1999.

·         Visiting Research Fellow, Queensland Treasury, 1999.

·         Visiting Research Professor in Political Economy, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 2000.

·         Eirk Malmsten Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Goteborg, Sweden, 2001.

·         Expert Adviser to the Trade, Enterprise and Industry Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly, 2000

·         Expert Adviser to the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union, 2000-01

·         Visiting Research Fellow, International Centre for Economic Research, Torino, Italy, 2002.

·         Visiting Professor, Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2003

·         Visiting Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2004.

·         Visiting Research Fellow, International Centre for Economic Research, Torino, Italy, 2005.

·         Visiting Professor, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 

·         Visiting Professor, University of Paris (Sorbonne), France, 2011.

·         Visiting Professor, University of Rennes, France, 2012.

 

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

1.      “Deprivation, Violence, and Conflict: An Analysis of Naxalite Activity in the Districts of India”, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, vol. 2, pp. 317-333, 2008.

2.      "Decomposing the characteristics of undergraduate student attrition"   Applied Economics Letters, vol. 16, pp. 933-937, 2009 (with Mark Bailey).

3.      "Terrorist Incidents in India, 1998–2004: A Quantitative Analysis of Fatality Rates", Terrorism and Political Violence, vol. 21, pp.476 – 498, 2009.

4.      “Home is Where the Hurt is: An Econometric Analysis of Injuries Caused By Spousal Assault”, Applied Economics, vol.41, pp. 2779-2787, 2009 (with John Mangan).

5.      “Comparing Levels of Job Satisfaction in the Countries of Western and Eastern Europe”, International Journal of Manpower, vol. 30, pp. 304-325, 2009.

6.      "The Indebtedness of Rural Labour in India", Journal of Quantitative Economics, vol. 7, pp. 106-119, 2009 (with Smita Das).

7.    "Language and Occupational Status: Linguistic Elitism in the Irish Labour Market", Economic and Social Review, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 435-460, 2009 (with Donal Dineen and Nicola Lynch).

8.    "Multiculturalism versus Assimilation: Attitudes Towards Immigrants in Western Countries", International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, vol. 2, pp. 33-50, 2010 (with John Mangan).

9.      "Which are the “best” schools in Ireland? Analysing feeder school performance using student destination data", Irish Educational Studies, vol. 29, pp. 107-130, 2010 (with Donal Dineen and Nicola Lynch).

10.  "The 'Bradman Class: An Exploration of Some Issues in the Evaluation of Batsmen for Test Matches, 1877-2006", Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, vol. 6, issue 3, article 14, 2010 (with John Mangan).

11.  “What Enhances Mathematical Ability? A Cross-Country Analysis Based on Test Scores of 15-year Olds”, Applied Economics, vol. 42, pp. 3723-3733 (with Mark Bailey).

12.   "Gender Differences in the Incidence of Depression and Anxiety: Econometric Evidence from the USA", Journal of Happiness Studies vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 663-682.

13.  "Measuring Competitive Balance in Sports using Generalised Entropy with an Application to English Premier League Football", Applied Economics vol. 44:9, pp. 1093-1102 (with John Mangan).

14.  "Driving Under the Influence: The Breathalyser Fallacy", Applied Economics Letters (forthcoming).

15.  "Social Exclusion and Jobs Reservation in India", Economic & Political Weekly, vol. XLV, no. 52, pp. 31-35, December 25, 2010.

16.  "The Gender impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka", International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, vol. 4, pp.71-80, 2011 (with T.G. Arun).

17.  "Racial Disparity in Police Stop and Searches in England and Wales", Journal of Quantitative Criminology, vol 27, No. 4, pp. 453-473, 2011.

18.  "Mistaking Style for Substance: Investor Exuberance in the 2008 Indian Premier League Auction", Journal of Sports Economics (forthcoming) (with John Mangan).

19.  "Health, Employment and the Quality of Life in Ireland", Irish Journal of Sociology, vol. 19(2), pp. 144-169, 2011 (with Donal Dineen and Nicola Lynch).

20.  "Floreat Scuola: An International Analysis of Parental Satisfaction with Schools", Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, (special issue on PISA: An Economic Approach), vol. 11(3), pp. 157-174, July-December 2011  (with John Mangan).

21.  "Social Identity and Educational Attainment: The Role of Caste and Religion in Explaining Differences between Children in India", Journal of Development Studies (forthcoming).

 

Areas of Research

1.      Demographic and Social Outcomes, with particular reference to fertility, nutrition, health, and infant mortality in developing countries

2.      Poverty and Inequality, with particular reference to the decomposition of poverty and inequality measures

3.      Labour Market Outcomes, with particular reference to women and ethnic minorities and to the measurement of unemployment

4.      Public Choice, with particular reference to voting behaviour and electoral outcomes

 

Complete List of Publications

Teaching Material

Selected Papers