After spending 4 years in the pensions industry as an actuarial student, David sought the opportunity to combine his pensions background with his interests in politics and the political economy through an economic and financial history PhD. David’s PhD focuses on the effects of public policy on financial markets and asset prices. It includes research into the effect of the introduction of Old Age Pensions and National Insurance on the UK bond market, the effect of worker protection legislation on company stock prices, and the effect of building social housing on house prices.
David graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2013 with a BSc in Actuarial Science and Risk Management, obtaining First Class Honours and graduating top of his class. David is due to graduate from MSc Finance in December 2018.