Professor Julia Darby


Personal statement

Julia is a Professor in the Department of Economics. she joined the University in 2003, having previously worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling and at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London. Julia's research is predominantly in the field of applied macroeconomics, particularly focusing on labour market issues and on aspects of fiscal policy.

Julia is willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students who wish to work in her fields of interest.

Julia currently teaches a range of classes in Macroeconomics, Economic Policy and Econometrics to undergraduate and masters students at Strathclyde and to students on the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics in Edinburgh and has provided Applied Econometrics training to government and private sector clients.


Has expertise in:

    Applied Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Analysis of labour market trends, wage determination and of fiscal policy.


What can analysis of 47 million job advertisements tell us about how opportunities for homeworking are evolving in the United Kingdom?
Darby Julia, McIntyre Stuart, Roy Graeme
Industrial Relations Journal (2022)
What Can Analysis of 49 Million Job Advertisements Tell Us about How Opportunities for Homeworking are Evolving in the UK?
Darby Julia, McIntyre Stuart, Roy Graeme
Strathclyde Discussion Papers in Economics Strathclyde Discussion Papers in Economics (2022)
Institutional trading in volatile markets : evidence from Chinese stock markets
Darby Julia, Zhang Hai, Zhang Jinkai
Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (2020)
The idiosyncratic risk in Chinese stock market
Darby Julia, Zhang Hai, Zhang Jinkai
22nd Dynamic Econometrics Conference in Nuffield College Oxford, UK. (2019)
Is Heightened Political Uncertainty Priced in Stock Returns? Evidence from the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum
Darby Julia, Gao Jun, Lucey Siobhán, Zhu Sheng
Institutional trading in volatile markets : evidence from Chinese stock markets
Darby Julia, Zhang Hai, Zhang Jinkai
The 6th Young Finance Scholars' Conference (2019)

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Professional activities

Irish Economics Association Conference, May 2019
Scottish Economics Society Conference, April 2019
University of Kent (External organisation)
Invited Seminar at Heriot-Watt University, March 2019
Invited speaker
External Examiner for a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds Business School
Report on the 50th Money Macro Finance Conference published in the Royal Economics Society Newsletter Issue 183, October 2018

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Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow: Understanding the skills opportunity for today and tomorrow in Glasgow
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Pauline (Co-investigator) Darby, Julia (Co-investigator) Findlay, Patricia (Co-investigator) McInally, Lauren (Co-investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Generation Next (Internship for Marco Fongoni)
Darby, Julia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2016

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