Dr Gioele Figus

Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

Gioele is a lecturer in economics. He has joined the Department in January 2019 having previously worked as a research associate for the Fraser of Allander Institute and the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde.

Gioele is an economic modeller focussed on the application of Computable General Equilibrium for the analysis of economic policies. Gioele is interested in regional economics and economics of energy and climate change. He has focussed on issues related to the economic consequences of energy efficiency and their ramifications in different parts of the economy. Currently, he is also interested in water utilisation and policies. From a regional perspective, he focusses on regional and international trade of regions and on the economic consequences of regional environmental policies.

 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    Economic modelling, with a primary focus on Computable General Equilibrium

    Energy and environmental economic modelling

    Regional trade modelling

Qualifications

2013 MSc in Applied Economics, University of Strathclyde, awarded with distinction

2017 PhD in Economics, University of Strathclyde, awarded with no corrections, Supervisors Professor Karen Turner, Professor Peter McGregor, External Pablo Arocena, Universidad de Navarra. Thesis title "Evaluating the impact of pro environment policies: the case of energy efficiency in the UK and Scotland" 

Publications

Resilience in a behavioural/Keynesian regional model
Allan Grant, Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter G, Swales J Kim
Environment and Planning A Vol 53, pp. 858-876 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X20941775
Do sticky energy prices impact the time paths of rebound effects associated with energy efficiency actions?
Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter G, Swales J Kim, Turner Karen
Energy Economics Vol 86 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104657
The impact of the new Northern Ireland protocol : can Northern Ireland enjoy the best of both worlds?
Duparc-Portier Geoffroy, Figus Gioele
Regional Studies, pp. 1-14 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1994547
Trade-offs : understanding future trade options for Scotland
Figus Gioele, McIntyre Stuart, McGregor Peter, Roy Graeme
National Institute Economic Review (2022)
Understanding the Macroeconomic Effects of Public Research : An Application of a Regression Microfounded CGE-model to the Case of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany
Allan Grant, Figus Gioele, Schubert Torben
(2022)
A Child's Guide to Energy Intensity and Energy Efficiency
Figus Gioele, Swales Kim
(2022)

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Teaching

Gioele leads teaching on Economic Appraisal and Modelling in the MSc in Applied Economics, Energy Industries and Markets in the MSc in Economics & Policy of Energy and Climate Change and contributes to Economic Policy for the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics. In addition, he leads a class on Economic Modelling for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Economics.

Research interests

Gioele is interested in regional economics and economics of energy and climate change. He has focussed on issues related to the economic consequences of energy efficiency and their ramifications in different parts of the economy. Currently, he is also interested in water utilisation and policies. From a regional perspective, he focusses on regional and international trade of regions and on the economic consequences of regional environmental policies.

Professional activities

Impact and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish tourism industry: a computable general equilibrium analysis
Contributor
9/5/2022
Fraser of Allander - Tourism Modelling workshop
Speaker
19/1/2022
Impact and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish tourism industry: a computable general equilibrium analysis
Contributor
27/8/2021
Is greater regional fiscal autonomy always desirable?
Speaker
10/8/2019
TIMES/CGE Workshop - The Use of Economic and Energy System Modelling for energy Policy Analysis
Organiser
23/5/2019
The soft-linking process of UKTM and CGE models – Lessons learned and next steps
Speaker
23/5/2019

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Projects

The sectoral economic impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism economy: a regional analysis focussed on Scotland
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Maurya, Aditya (Researcher)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
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
The macroeconomic impact of Fraunhofer
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2020 - 25-Jan-2021
Feasibility Study on Trade Modelling for Scotland
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Black, James (Co-investigator) Borbely, Daniel (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Wooton, Ian (Co-investigator)
28-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Modelling the Distribution of Costs from Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Co-investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Katris, Antonios (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
ClimateXChange 2017/19 PDRF Economics
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Researcher)
10-Jan-2017 - 09-Jan-2019

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