Internationally recognised research
The Department of Economics, including the Fraser of Allander Institute, has 25 teaching and research staff, many of whom are internationally recognised for their research. The Economics group at Strathclyde is one of the largest in the UK. According to RePEc (the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics), Strathclyde is one of the top 25 research institutions in the UK and ranks in the top 5% worldwide.
The Department's research activity has been supported by numerous awards from a variety of sources, including: ESRC, EPSRC, Leverhulme Trust, Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Executive, Scottish Enterprise and DEFRA.
Many staff members are engaged in networks of research economists, with collaborators based in other Scottish universities, across the UK, and in overseas institutions. Interaction within Scotland is actively supported by SIRE (the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics). The Department is an active participant in the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics, which has been a source of a significant number of current and past PhD research students.
Research interests in the Department are wide-ranging, with particular emphasis on Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Regional Economics and Energy Economics.
The research interests of staff are listed below.
|Professor Julia Darby||Macroeconomics, particularly issues in Fiscal Policy, Applied Econometrics|
|Dr Rodolphe Desbordes||Foreign direct investment, economic growth, applied econometrics|
|Dr Giuseppe De Feo||Performance of insurance and financial markets under imperfect information, Regulation and antitrust issues, International trade and FDI|
|Dr Alex Dickson||Bilateral oligopoly, aggregative games, contests|
|Mr Darryl Holden||Econometrics, statistics, finance|
|Dr Colin Jennings||Political economics, economics of conflict, behavioural economics|
|Professor Gary Koop||Bayesian econometrics|
|Professor Peter McGregor||The development of energy-economy-environment models and their application to policy issues at regional and national levels, the system-wide impact of Higher Education Institutions on regional economies, theoretical and empirical analyses of the economics of devolution/ decentralisation.|
|Mr Roger Perman||Natural resource and environmental economics, applied econometrics, convergence or diverge among European economies|
|Mr Jim Stevens||Scottish Economy, economics of smoking bans, economics of crime and punishment|
|Professor Kim Swales||Regional analysis and policy, Regional multisectoral single-region and multi-regional modelling, Multisectoral economic energy environment accounting and modelling|
|Dr Lise Tole||Carbon markets, energy efficiency and economic growth, impact regulations on efficiency and output (good and bad)|
|Professor Ian Wooton||International trade, FDI and multinational enterprises, international factor mobility|
|Professor Robert Wright||Population ageing and economic performance, determinants of migration, immigration policy|
|Mr Grant Allan||Multi-sectoral regional economic analysis, economy-energy-environment modelling, renewable energy technologies and policy|
|Mr Richard Bellingham||Sustainable energy, Sustainable cities, Energy policy|
|Mr Miguel Belmonte||Time series analysis and forecasting adopting state space models, Particle filtering inference on intractable models, Bayesian estimation by Metropolis-Hastings and Gibbs sampling|
|Dr Cathy Xin Cui||British electricity market: its energy policies, trading arrangements, and challenges for renewable energy, regional economy-energy-environmental modelling, applied regional Input-Output and Computable General Equilibrium analysis|
|Mr Stewart Dunlop||Economic impact of the Low Carbon Energy Industry in Scotland, a happiness index for Scotland, the defence industry in Scotland|
|Mr Patrizio Lecca||Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Devolution and Population Ageing|
|Mr Cliff Lockyer||Current business trends, labour market and employment issues, new work practices and work organizations|
|Ms Eleanor Malloy||Business surveys|