Graduation Year: 2022
Research Focus: Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Macroeconomics, Computational Linguistics
Thomas Ash is a PhD student at USC. His work focusses on the macroeconomic impacts of climate change, climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as the interaction between uncertainty and the economy. Thomas also conducts research using computational linguistics and text analysis methods to answer economic research questions. Finally, Thomas is interested and has research in group behaviour and herding, as well as the macroeconomic modelling of these phenomena.
Prior to joining USC, Thomas worked as an economic consultant working in energy, environment and water, as well as on economic forecasting. Thomas has worked on issues related to utility regulation, the use of real option analysis to make decisions under uncertainty, willingness to pay studies, competition and legal economics, and econometric efficiency measurement, as well as econometric and macroeconomic forecasting.
Thomas received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (2010, 2011). Thomas also studied part-time earning a Graduate Certificate and Master’s degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of London, Birkbeck (2015, 2017).