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The University of Edinburgh, Professor of Economics, School of Economics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
|Other Affiliations || Senior
Fellow of the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis, Rimini. Member of the Network
in Applied and Theoretical Economics. |
|Career History ||Educated at Liverpool and Essex
Universities and graduated with a PhD in Economics from Liverpool University in 1983. Previously a member of Professor Frank Hahn's ESRC project on Risk,
Information and Quantity Signals in Economics at Cambridge University 1983-85 and part of the DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 178 on the Internationalization
of the World Economy at Konstanz and Kiel Universities, 1987-1990. Also Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Reading
University and Liverpool University, Professor of Economics at Keele University 1996-2008 and Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Manchester, 2008-2011. |
External Examiner at Warwick University, 2016-19 • Member of Royal Economic Society Council, 2016-20 • Member of Scientific Committee (Economics) for the International Guide to Academic
Journal Quality, 2013-14 • Member of Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review
College, 2010- • Research Assessor, Carnegie Trust, 2014- • External Examiner at the London School of Economics, 2013-15.
My principal research interests (with corresponding JEL classification) are: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory (C7) • Market Structure
and Pricing (D4) • Information and Uncertainty (D8) • Intertemporal Choice and
Growth (D9) • Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment (E2) • Financial Markets (G1) •
Corporate Finance and Governance (G3) • Regulation and Industrial Policy (L5).
My main areas of current research are in limited commitment, principal-agent problems and contract theory, risk and uncertainty and network design.
teaching interests are in economic theory, industrial organisation,
game theory, asset pricing, derivatives and risk management.