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Personal profile

Research interests

My principal research interests are in the Economics of Ageing. Secondary interests include in Health Economics and Welfare Economics.

The methods I use in my research work involve Microeconometrics. 

My personal research has featured in leading international economics journals, the front pages of national and international newspapers and also in The Economist. I am also a regular contributor on BBC Radio. 

Current research is in the areas of: 

- Ageing and labour supply in the UK
-Income dynamics of older people in the UK
-Low income dynamics among ethnic minorities in the UK

For more details regarding my research including recent working papers, current projects and a recent copy of my curriculum vitae, please see my personal website (see contact info).

My research is also available at IDEAS.

Teaching interests

I am currently Assistant Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Social Sciences at the University of Bath. 

I am responsible for teaching and leading undergraduate and postgraduate modules in addition to carrying out academic research and scholarly activities. 

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Doctor of Philosophy

External positions

Research Associate, University of Essex

9 Apr 2018 → …

Fellow, Tilburg University

2016 → …

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CDAS-CASS collaboration

Kanabar, R.

Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2015 2018

Low income dynamics among ethnic minorities in Great Britain

Kanabar, R., Nandi, A. & Perez, V., 2018.

Research output: Working paper

In or out? Poverty dynamics among older individuals in the UK

Kanabar, R., 31 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 16, 4, p. 509-553 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy

Kanabar, R. & Brewer, M., 2016

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

2 Citations (Scopus)

To defer or not defer? UK state pension and work decisions in a lifecycle model

Kanabar, R. & Simmons, P., 2016, In : Applied Economics. 48, 58, p. 5699-5716 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Post retirement labour supply in England

Kanabar, R., 9 Jul 2015, In : The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. 6, p. 123-132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access