Bristol Business School


Bristol Business School
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Worked at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, University of Bath prior to appointment at UWE.

My research interests are in development economics, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, transitional economies, labour economics, happiness economics and applied econometrics. Recent work has looked at corruption behaviour in the wake of the financial crisis and in relation to networks (with Artjoms Ivlevs), the UK smoking ban and impact on happiness, expected resource booms and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, optimism and job satisfaction and return intentions of economic migrants. Future work will explore networks and social norms as well as the relationship betwen trust and happiness and vocational spirit in the UK labour market.

Area of expertise Development Economics

Labour Economics in Southern Africa

Happiness Economics and Well-Being, Social Capital, Trust and Network Effects

Behavorial Economics


Ivlevs, A. and Hinks, T. (2018) Former communist party membership and bribery in the post-socialist countries. Journal of Comparative Economics. ISSN 0147-5967 Available from: ' Hinks, T., Devine, J. and Naveed, A. (2018) Happiness in Bangladesh: The role of religion and connectedness. Journal of Happiness Studies. ISSN 1389-4978 [In Press] Available from: ' Dawson, C., Hinks, T. and Veliziotis, M. (2017) "Choose to be optimistic, it feels better?": Evidence of optimism on employment utility. Bulletin of Economic Research, 69 (4). pp. 428-436. ISSN 0307-3378 Available from: ' Frynas, G., Wood, G. and Hinks, T. (2017) The resource curse without natural resources: Expectations of resource booms and their impact. African Affairs, 116 (463). pp. 233-260. ISSN 0001-9909 Available from: ' Ivlevs, A. and Hinks, T. (2015) Global economic crisis and corruption. Public Choice, 162 (3-4). pp. 425-445. ISSN 0048-5829 Available from: ' Ivlevs, A. and Hinks, T. (2015) Sample selection and bribing behaviour: Evidence from post-socialist countries and Western Europe. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics), 235 (2). pp. 139-167. ISSN 0021-4027 Available from: ' Hinks, T. and Davies, S. and World Bank (2015) Intentions to return: Evidence from Romanian migrants. Working Paper. World Bank, Washington DC. Available from: ' Hinks, T. and Posel, D. (2013) Trusting neighbours or strangers in a racially divided society: Insights from survey data in South Africa. Journal of African Economies, 22 (1). pp. 136-162. ISSN 0963-8024 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2012) Fractionalization and well-being: Evidence from a new South African data set. New Zealand Economic Papers, 46 (3). pp. 253-271. ISSN 0077-9954 Available from: ' Hinks, T. and Katsaros, A. (2012) Smoking ban and life satisfaction: Evidence from the UK. Economic Issues, 17 (1). pp. 23-48. ISSN 1363-7029 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2010) Job satisfaction and employment equity in South Africa. Journal of African Economies, 19 (2). pp. 237-255. ISSN 0963-8024 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2009) Crime and happiness amongst heads of households in Malawi. Journal of Happiness Studies, 11 (4). pp. 457-476. ISSN 1389-4978 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2008) Life satisfaction in Malawi and the importance of relative consumption, polygamy and religion. Journal of International Development, 20 (7). pp. 888-904. ISSN 0954-1748 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2008) Poverty, networks and location: the determinants of job search in South Africa. Journal of International Development, 20 (2). pp. 117-131. ISSN 0954-1748 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2008) The relationship between economic and subjective wellbeing indicators in Peru. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 4 (2). pp. 155-177. ISSN 1871-2584 Available from: ' Hinks, T. (2008) Economic welfare, poverty and subjective wellbeing. In: Copestake, J., ed. (2008) Wellbeing and Development in Peru: Local and Universal Views Confronted. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-60869-6 Available from: '

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