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David Fielding imageMA, DPhil (Oxon)


David's research interests are mainly in the areas of development macroeconomics and quantitative political economy. Current interests include the economics of violent conflict in the Middle East, monetary unions in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the volatility of aid to developing countries. He has previously worked at the Universities of Oxford, Nottingham and Leicester (UK), Princeton University (US) and the United Nations University in Helsinki. His teaching at Otago includes macroeconomics and development economics.

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Selected publications

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Fielding, D. (2018) “Traditions of Tolerance: The Long-Run Persistence of Regional Variation in Attitudes towards English Immigrants,” British Journal of Political Science (forthcoming, DOI 10.1017/S0007123415000575).

Fielding, D. and Rogers, S. (2018) “Monopoly Power in the Eighteenth-Century British Book Trade,” European Review of Economic History (forthcoming: DOI 10.1093/ereh/hex007).

Adrianova, S., Baltagi, B., Demetriades, P. and Fielding, D. (2017) “Ethnic Fractionalization, Governance and Loan Defaults in Africa,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 79: 435-462.

Fielding, D. and Rogers, S. (2017) “Copyright Payments in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” Library 18: 3-44.

Fielding, D. and Lépine, A (2017) “Women's Empowerment and Wellbeing: Evidence from Africa,” Journal of Development Studies 53: 826-840.

Etang, A., Fielding D. and Knowles, S. (2016) “Who Votes Expressively, and Why? Experimental Evidence.” Bulletin of Economic Research 68: 105-116.

Fielding, D., Hajzler, C. and MacGee, J. (2015) “Distance, Language, Religion, and the Law of One Price: Evidence from Canada and Nigeria,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 47: 1007-1029.

Adrianova, S., Baltagi, B., Demetriades, P. and Fielding, D. (2015) “Why Do African Banks Lend So Little?” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 77: 339-359.

Fielding, D. and Knowles, S. (2015) “Can You Spare Some Change for Charity? Experimental Evidence on Verbal Cues and Loose Change Effects in a Dictator Game,” Experimental Economics 18: 718-730.

Fielding, D. (2015) “Cancer and the Plow,” Social Forces 93: 863-880.

Fielding, D. and Rewilak, J. (2015) “Credit Booms, Financial Fragility and Banking Crises,” Economics Letters 136: 233–236

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Fielding, D., & Stracca, L. (2007). Myopic loss aversion, disappointment aversion, and the equity premium puzzle. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 64, 250-268. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2005.07.004 Journal - Research Article

Fielding, D., & Mavrotas, G. (2008). Aid volatility and donor-recipient characteristics in 'difficult partnership countries'. Economica, 75(299), 481-494. Journal - Research Article

Fielding, D., & Shortland, A. (2009). Does television terrify tourists? Effects of US television news on demand for tourism in Israel. Journal of Risk & Uncertainty, 38(3), 245-263. Journal - Research Article

Fielding, D., & Mizen, P. (2008). Evidence on the functional relationship between relative price variability and inflation with implications for monetary policy. Economica, 75(300), 683-699. Journal - Research Article

Fielding, D., & Mavrotas, G. (2009). On the volatility and unpredictability of aid. In G. Mavrotas & M. McGillivray (Eds.), Development aid: A fresh look. (pp. 58-78). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter in Book - Research

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