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.


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)
Cost effectiveness and manageability based prioritisation of supply chain risk mitigation strategies
Qazi Abroon Jamal, Quigley John, Dickson Alex
Supply Chain Risk ManagementSupply Chain Risk Management, (2016)
Project complexity and risk management (ProCRiM) : towards modelling project complexity driven risk paths in construction projects
Qazi Abroon, Quigley John, Dickson Alex, Kirytopoulos Konstantinos
International Journal of Project Management Vol 34, pp. 1183-1198, (2016)
Contests with general preferences
Dickson Alexander, MacKenzie Ian, Sekeris Petros
A theory of wage setting behavior
Dickson Alex, Fongoni Marco
Domestic violence and football in Glasgow : are reference points relevant?
Dickson Alex, Jennings Colin, Koop Gary
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics Vol 78, pp. 1-21, (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

Workshop on Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium
A Festschrift Symposium for Roger Hartley
Invited seminar, University of Glasgow
Workshop on Competition, Innovation and Competition Policy
Workshop on Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium
Invited seminar, University of Stirling

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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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