Dr Alex Dickson

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Economics

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 the Director of Research in Economics.

Expertise

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.

Qualifications

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.

Publications

An introduction to perfect and imperfect competition via bilateral oligopoly
Dickson Alex, Tonin Simone
Journal of Economics Vol 133, pp. 103-128 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00712-020-00727-3
Rent Dissipation in Share Contests
Dickson Alex, MacKenzie Ian A, Sekeris Petros G
(2020)
Permit Markets with Political and Market Distortions
Dickson Alex, MacKenzie Ian A
(2020)
Asymmetric reference-dependent reciprocity, downward wage rigidity, and the employment contract
Dickson Alex, Fongoni Marco
Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization Vol 163, pp. 409-429 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2019.05.006
The Role of Markets and Preferences on Resource Conflicts
Dickson Alex, MacKenzie Ian A, Sekeris Petros G
(2018)
Asymmetric reference-dependent reciprocity, downward wage rigidity, and the employment contract
Dickson Alex, Fongoni Marco
(2018)

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Teaching

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 Competition, Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection
Participant
7/10/2019
Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium Workshop
Participant
29/11/2018
Economics Seminar at University of St Gallen
Speaker
3/2018
Contests: Theory and Evidence
Participant
22/6/2017
Workshop on Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium
Participant
24/11/2016
Economics Seminar, University of Queensland
Speaker
7/9/2016

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Projects

SGSSS Partnership Agreement | Duparc-Portier, Geoffroy
Dickson, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Duparc-Portier, Geoffroy (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: The (neglected) role of attitudes and demography - Successful SBS Research Excellence Award
Alfano, Marco (Principal Investigator) Dickson, Alexander (Co-investigator)
Research Excellence Award
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021
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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