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Dr Alex Dickson

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

Alex Dickson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2008. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Keele in 2005 and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Manchester from 2005-2007.

Alex is a microeconomist, and has research interests in the fields of bilateral oligopoly and contests where he exploits his understanding of aggregative games; in industrial organisation; and in behavioural economics.

He is very willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in his fields of interest.

Alex will also provide thoughtful and clear economic advice on a consultancy basis, particularly in the areas of Industrial Economics and Behavioural Economics.

Alex currently teaches classes on Microeconomics (yr 3); Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Game Theory (MSc and MBA). He is also Director of Postgraduate Research.


Has expertise in:

    1. Applied Microeconomic Theory
    2. Game Theory
    3. Behavioural Economics
    4. Industrial Economics

    I am very happy to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.


Rent-seeking incentives in share contests
Dickson Alex, MacKenzie Ian A., Sekeris Petros G.
Journal of Public Economics Vol 166, pp. 53-62, (2018)
An introduction to imperfect competition via bilateral oligopoly
Dickson Alexander, Tonin Simone
Supply chain risk network management : a bayesian belief network and expected utility based approach for managing supply chain risks
Qazi Abroon, Dickson Alex, Quigley John, Gaudenzi Barbara
International Journal of Production Economics, pp. 24-42, (2018)
Strategic trade in pollution permits
Dickson Alexander, MacKenzie Ian
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, pp. 1-37, (2017)
Multiple-aggregate games
Dickson Alex
The Theory of Externalities and Public GoodsThe Theory of Externalities and Public Goods, (2017)
Exploring dependency based probabilistic supply chain risk measures for prioritising interdependent risks and strategies
Qazi Abroon, Quigley John, Dickson Alex, Önsel Ekici Şule
European Journal of Operational Research Vol 259, pp. 189–204, (2016)

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I believe in teaching Economics in a rigorous yet accessible way. I have teaching interests in Microeconomics; Game Theory; Behavioural Economics and Industrial Economics.

I currently teach Microeconomics (yr 3); Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Game Theory (MSc and MBA).

Research interests

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.

Professional activities

Economics Seminar at University of St Gallen
Contests: Theory and Evidence
Workshop on Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium
Economics Seminar
Workshop in Honour of Professor Richard Cornes

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Funding support for PhD studentship on seal-fishery bioeconomic modelling
Cook, Robin (Principal Investigator) Dickson, Alexander (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2012 - 31-Oct-2015

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