Nick Wilkinson was educated at Cambridge University, Loughborough University, and City University, where he studied both economics and business. He is currently Professor of Economics at Richmond American University London and has taught economics in various international institutions in the UK and US at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, winning awards for teaching excellence at Syracuse University London. Professor Wilkinson has also worked in health and fitness management in both the US and UK. He has authored two books, ‘Managerial Economics: Problem-Solving in a Digital World’ (Cambridge University Press, second edition), and ‘An Introduction to Behavioral Economics’ (Palgrave Macmillan), now in its third edition.
- Psychological biases and behavioural economics, particularly as these relate to public health issues.
- BA, Cambridge University
- MSc, Loughborough University
- PhD, City University
Teaching & learning
In a dynamic world teaching students how to think is more important than teaching them what to think. I emphasize critical and creative thinking above all and try to create a learning environment where students are encouraged to hold lively discussions regarding current issues.
- Managerial Economics: Problem-Solving in a Digital World (2022), Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition
- An Introduction to Behavioral Economics (2017), Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd Edition
- Wilkinson, N. (Forthcoming). Nastiness Experiments. In M. Altman (Ed.), Real-World Decision Making: An Encylcopedia of Behavioral Economics. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Praeger
- Book review of Barthalon, E. (2014). The Psychology of Time, the Present Value of the Past and Financial Instability. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
- Wilkinson, N. (2014). What determines health? Working paper, Richmond The American International University in London.
- Wilkinson, N. (2013). Micro and macroeconomic policy in the EU. Working paper, Richmond The American International University in London.
- Wilkinson, N. (2013). Self Deception : The Ultimate Psychological Paradox. Working paper presented to Research at Richmond conference
- Keynote presentation at Students and Teachers of Economics Conference at Perth, Scotland, hosted by the Scottish Economic Society: ‘Fake News and Misinformation: Psychological Foundation and Policy Implications’ – October 2019
Engagement and knowledge exchange
- Public Health Policy during Covid-19 and Behavioural Economics – Presentation to the Wellbeing Research Centre, Richmond, April 2022