Rachel Slaymaker is a Research Officer in the Economic Analysis Division, having joined the ESRI in September 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Rachel is an applied microeconomist and her research interests are in the areas of Housing Economics, Household Finance, Applied Banking and International Migration.
Rachel obtained her PhD in Economics from University of Nottingham. She also holds an MSc in Economics and International Economics from University of Nottingham and a BSc in Money, Banking and Finance with Italian Studies from University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the ESRI Rachel worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at University of Nottingham and as a Casual Research Assistant at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford.
Rachel’s research at the ESRI focuses on topics such as housing affordability, determinants of mortgage arrears, household credit access, macroprudential policies, local authority mortgage lending, and SME financing/credit gaps.
Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/raslaymaker/home