Dr Carlo Morelli

Senior Lecturer

Business Office, School of Business

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Carlo Morelli is a Senior Lecturer in business and economic history. I am interested in the generation of wealth in society and its re-distribution. My research examines industrial organisation and business / government relationships in the twentieth century. Current research in this area looks at our understanding of industrial decline, the jute and textile industries and industrial transformation in Anglo-Indian economic relationships. My second area of research examines social policy, poverty and inequality. Current work in this area focuses upon household inequality, funeral poverty and devolution. Potential PhD students wishing to work in any of these areas are welcome to contact me.


Areas of expertise include the economics of transaction costs and the economic history of cartels, the textile industry, retailing and food policy, child poverty and inequality. He has acted as an expert advisor to the Scottish Government and the Equalities & Human Rights Commission. Currently working on two projects: 'Anglo-Indian relationships linked to the Multi Fibre Arrangement' and 'Poverty and Inequality in Britain today; Understanding Society'. He has received funding from a wide range of sources including; the Royal Society Edinburgh, Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities and the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Summary of research expertise

  • Anti-Poverty strategies
  • Competition policy
  • Institutional theory
  • Devolution and inequality
  • Retailing
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  • Foundations of Economic Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy
  • International Business Strategy

Media availability

I am available for media commentary on my research.

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Areas of expertise

  • Regeneration


Press release

A major report commissioned by Dundee City Council and the Scottish Government carried out by researchers at the University of Dundee, calls for greater support to bereaved families facing rising funeral debt

Published on 9 October 2019