PhD Economics

University of Warwick

MSc Economics

London School of Economics

BSc Mathematics and Economics

London School of Economics

Research Interests

Judgement and decision making

Behavioural economics

Consumer psychology and marketing

Subjective well-being

Physical and mental health outcomes

Food and nutrition

Industrial organisation

Game theory

Electronics and automation

Spatial distributions

Climate and environment





  • Ocean, N and Howley, P. (2021). Using Choice Framing to Improve the Design of Agricultural Subsidy Schemes. Leeds University Business School Working Paper. Forthcoming in Land Economics
  • Howley, P and Ocean, N. (2021). Doing More With Less: Leveraging Social Norms and Status Concerns in Encouraging Conservation Farm Practices. Forthcoming in Land Economics
  • Ocean, N., Howley, P., & Ensor, J. (2019). Lettuce be happy: A longitudinal UK study on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and well-being. Social Science & Medicine.
  • Varley-Campbell J, M├║jica-Mota R, Coelho H, Ocean N, Barnish M, Packman D, et al. (2019). Three biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment 23;(13).

Working Papers


In progress

  • Ocean, N. Do people implicitly adjust for extreme online review score bias when evaluating the quality of a good?
  • Ocean, N., Howley, P. Which motivations would make farmers happier, and which would they choose?
  • Howley, P., Ocean, N. Can nudging only get you so far? Testing for crowd out effects.
  • Howley, P., Waqas, M., Ocean, N. Open minds, open borders: The importance of social identity and personality characteristics in moderating the relationship between immigration and native well-being.