Professor Alex Dickson



Personal statement

Alex Dickson is a Reader 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 Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Microeconomics (MBA). He is also the Associate Dean (PGR) in Strathclyde Business School.

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Area of Expertise

  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.


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.

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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 Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Microeconomics (MBA).

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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

CMA/Ofcom workshop on Economic regulation in times of cost of living and productivity challenges
ICADE/SBS Workshop on PhD Collaboration
ICADE Comillas
Visiting researcher
Aix-Marseille University
Visiting researcher
CMA Workshop on Key challenges in economic regulation: digital markets and sustainability.
National Institute Economic Review (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


KTP - Coolside Ltd t/a Trtl. Development of a platform to proactively determine and address ongoing counterfeiting and unauthorised product distribution
Roper, Marc (Principal Investigator) Dickson, Alexander (Co-investigator) Wallace, William (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 28-Jan-2025
Funding support for PhD studentship on seal-fishery bioeconomic modelling
Cook, Robin (Principal Investigator) Dickson, Alexander (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2015

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Professor Alex Dickson

Tel: 548 3849