Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Aurelie Charles

A lecturer in global political economy with particular expertise on the role of social norms in human interactions

Aurelie Charles

Director of Studies BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics

3 East 4.21

Tel: +44(0) 1225 38 5259


External events

Global Climate Change Week

Visiting Research Fellow until January 2017 at Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

Global Development Institute


Special Issue on "Ethics, Global Finance, and the Great Recession", Review of Social Economy

Review of Social Economy
Associate Editor


Aurelie is lecturer in Global Political Economy and received a Master degree in Economics and Development, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Leeds, UK. She was also awarded the 2008 William R. Waters Research Grant and the 2010 Helen Potter Award from the Association for Social Economics, and the 2009 Kenneth Koford Memorial Prize from the Eastern Economic Association.

Research interests relate to the measurement of social norms, and their effect on individual decision-making and well-being, by combining critical theories with an innovative use of quantitative methods. Latest publications cover multi-disciplinary areas of research such as financialisation and the "Great Recession", fairness and efficiency wages, identity discrimination and entitlements, norms and beliefs, in different geographical and cultural areas such as Mexico, India, China, USA and Italy.

Aurelie is Director of Studies for BSc International Development with Economics.

Research interests

  • Income distribution and inequality
  • Identity well-being
  • Capability Approach
  • Social norms and beliefs
  • Stratification Economics
  • Cointegration analysis


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