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EconomicsApplied microeconomics

Our research examines both theoretical and empirical questions in applied microeconomics, the papers resulting from which are published in leading international journals.

A core aim of our theoretical research is to better understand the interaction between firms, consumers and governments in different strategic environments and, consequently, to understand the implications for economic policy. Our investigations mainly focus on the areas of international trade, public economics and industrial organisation.

Our empirical microeconomics research uses modern econometric techniques to investigate important questions of policy relevance in the fields of health, education, crime, migration, development and labour.

Example publications

Speeding, punishment, and recidivism - evidence from a regression discontinuity design
Gehrsitz, M. 17 Aug 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Law and Economics. 45 p.

Rent-seeking incentives in share contests
Dickson Alex, MacKenzie Ian A., Sekeris Petros G.
Journal of Public Economics Vol 166, pp. 53-62, (2018)

The effects of immigration on household services, labour supply, and fertility
Romiti Agnese
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics Vol 80, pp. 843-869, (2018)

Does tax competition make mobile firms more footloose?
Ferrett Ben, Hoefele Andreas, Wooton Ian
Canadian Journal of Economics, (2018)

The effects of health shocks on labor market outcomes : evidence from UK panel data
Lenhart Otto
European Journal of Health Economics, (2018)

The Effects of Income on Health: New Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit
Lenhart Otto
Review of Economics of the Household, (2018)


2018: ESRC - The roles of provinces and devolved administrations in the negotiation and implementation of a Canada-UK trade agreement


  • Ian Wooton - University of Strathclyde
  • Stéphane Paquin - École nationale d'administration publique


  • David Eiser - University of Strathclyde
  • Graeme Roy - University of Strathclyde
  • Hubert Rioux Ouimet - École nationale d'administration publique

Knowledge exchange projects

“Estimation of ‘cost of a child’”- project for Scottish Government (S. McIntyre & L. McInally). August 2018