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:
- Applied Microeconomic Theory
- Game Theory
- Behavioural Economics
- 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.
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.
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).
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.
- Economics Seminar at University of St Gallen
- Contests: Theory and Evidence
- Economics Seminar
- Workshop in Honour of Professor Richard Cornes
- EEA-ESEM 2016
- Workshop on Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium
more professional activities
- Funding support for PhD studentship on seal-fishery bioeconomic modelling
- Cook, Robin (Principal Investigator) Dickson, Alexander (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2015