Dr Alex Dickson
john anderson research lecturer
6.07 SIR WM DUNCAN BLDG
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 3849 (Ext. 3849)
My primary research interests are in Microeconomics, in particular in: game theoretic approaches to general and partial models of competitive behavior; aggregative games with applications to contests and strategic market games; endogenous timing in games and commitment; and behavioral economics and game theory. I have further broad interests in industrial organization, international trade and applied game theory in general.
Academic / Professional qualifications
2002-2005: Ph.D. Economics, Keele University, UK.Thesis title: On strategic Marshallian analysis: Shapley and Shubik meet Mar-shall and Cournot. Funded by ESRC Ph.D. studentship award number PTA-030-2003-00278. Awarded with a commendation by the examiners. Supervisors:Prof. R. Hartley (Manchester) and Prof. T. Worrall (Keele). Examiners: Prof.S. Ghosal (Warwick) and Prof. R. Cornes (Nottingham).
2001-2002: MSc. Economics, University of Manchester, UK.Awarded with Distinction. Dissertation title: A study of alternative strategicmarket game mechanisms. Funded by University of Manchester scholarship.
1998-2001: BA Economics and Finance, Keele University, UK.Awarded with 1st class honours.
Alex Dickson joined Strathclyde in September 2008 as John Anderson Research Lecturer in Economics. Prior to this he held a lectureship at Keele University (2007-2008) and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester (2005-2007). Alex's PhD, "On strategic Marshallian analysis: Shapley and Shubik meet Marshall and Cournot" was awarded June 2006 from Keele University.
Alex's research interests are in Microeconomic theory and Game theory. His recent work has been dedicated to developing an aggregative approach to strategic market games. This has produced an interesting 'strategic Marshallian cross' approach to the study of equilibria in bilateral oligopolies. His current research is concerned with exploiting this approach to derive several results in bilateral oligopoly, and to extend the analysis to more general settings. In addition, he is interested in applying the aggregative approach to studying games in more general contexts. Alex also has interests in behavioral economics and industrial organization.