Economic Studies (School of Business), has a reputation for research excellence, having hosted talented academics including the 1991 Economics Nobel Prize winner – Ronald Coase. Research conducted by the department is diverse, but with focus around empirical and policy-oriented content. The department also has a history of good PhD placements. The department participates in the Crieff PhD programme (involving other Scottish Universities).

Research Fields

The department has competence and expertise in the following fields: 

  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • Business and Economic History
  • Health Economics
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Macro-Finance 

Who can supervise my thesis?

The school provides you with a first and second supervisor, whose research interests will align with your proposed research. You will be meeting with your supervisors at regular intervals, who will provide useful advice. You are encouraged to check the research interests of potential supervisors and their relevant works before submitting an application. 

Paul Allanson

Professor Allanson research interests lie in the areas of Applied Microeconomics with particular focus on the empirical analysis of welfare and inequality issues to enhance understanding of the distributional implications of economic policies and societal change.  Recent work includes papers on health inequalities, income stratification and farm income mobility.

References

Allanson, P. (2018) On the Measurement of the Overall Degree of Income Stratification between Groups. Review of Income and Wealth  64, 388-405. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/roiw.12290

Allanson, P. (2017) Monitoring income-related health differences between regions in Great Britain: A new measure for ordinal health data.  Social Science & Medicine 175, 72-80. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953616307134

 

Yu-Fu Chen

Dr Yu-Fu Chen is willing to supervise students in labour and international economics (mostly theoretical).

References

Chen, Y.F. and Funke, M., (2009) China's new labour contract law: No harm to employment? China Economic Review, 20(3), pp.558-572.

Chen, YF, Funke M, and Moessner R. (2018) Informal oneā€sided target zone model and the Swiss franc. Review of International Economics 26(5), pp.1130-1153.

 

Grigorios Emvalomatis

Dr Emvalomatis is willing to supervise students in the areas of applied microeconomics, agricultural/environmental economics and public policy, industrial organization, production economics and benchmarking.

References

Emvalomatis, G. (2012). Adjustment and unobserved heterogeneity in dynamic stochastic frontier models. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 37(1), 7-16.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11123-011-0217-3

Emvalomatis, G., Stefanou, S. E., & Lansink, A. O. (2011). A reduced-form model for dynamic efficiency measurement: Application to dairy farms in Germany and the Netherlands. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(1), 161-174. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aaq125

 

Omar Feraboli

Dr Omar Feraboli is interested in supervising students mainly in the fields of International Trade Theory and policy and Computable General Equilibrium. His most recent endeavours in Post-Crash economic and heterodox ideas has resulted in a book with Dr Carlo Morelli.

References

Feraboli, O. and Morelli, C.J. eds., (2017). Post-Crash Economics: Plurality and Heterodox Ideas in Teaching and Research. Springer. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319658544

  

Martin Jones

Dr Jones is willing to supervise students in the area of behavioural finance, experimental economics and teaching philosophies in economics. 

References

Jones, M. K. (2008). Positive confirmation in rational and irrational learning. Journal of Socio-Economics37(3), 1029. 

Jones, M. (2011). The social epistemology of experimental economics. Economics and Philosophy27(1), 64-69. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266267110000490

 

Andrzej Kwiatkowski

Dr Kwiatkowski is willing to supervise students in the area of game theory, behavioural economics and textual econometrics.

References

Kwiatkowski, A. and Shiva, M., (2014). Temper and temperature: the missing link of climate on armed conflicts. No 282. Economic Studies, University of Dundee, 2014.

Kwiatkowski, Andrzej., (2013). Education investment effects of affirmative action policy. Contest game argument. No. 279. Economic Studies, University of Dundee, 2013.

  

Carlo Morelli

Dr Carlo Morelli welcomes PhD applications from research students wishing to research in one of the two areas of:

  1. Poverty and inequality using longitudinal panel data with a focus upon contemporary anti-poverty policy
  2. Modern UK economic and business history examining the relationship between government and industry after 1945.

References

Morelli, C. (2018). Regulating the post-independence textile trade: Anglo-Indian tariff negotiations from independence to the Multi-Fibre Arrangement. Business History, 1-14.

Morelli, CJ., and Seaman. PT (2016) The Living Wage: An Economic Geography Based Explanation for a Policy for Equality. Social Policy and Society 15(4), 589-605.https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746415000482

 

Sudharshan Paramati

Dr Paramati is happy to supervise PhD students in the areas of Financial Market Integration, Energy and Carbon Finance, Sustainable Investments and Financial development and Socio-Economic issues.

References

Paramati, Sudharshan Reddy, Eduardo Roca, and Rakesh Gupta. (2016) Economic integration and stock market dynamic linkages: evidence in the context of Australia and Asia. Applied Economics 48(44) 4210-4226.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00036846.2016.1153794

Paramati, S.R., Apergis, N. and Ummalla, M., (2017) Financing clean energy projects through domestic and foreign capital: The role of political cooperation among the EU, the G20 and OECD countries. Energy Economics, 61, pp.62-71.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014098831630305X

 

Dooruj Rambaccussing

Dr Dooruj Rambaccussing is willing to supervise students with interests in financial economics and econometrics, both theoretical and applied. His current research focusses on forecasting with textual econometrics.

References

Brown, A., Rambaccussing, D., Reade, J.J. and Rossi, G., (2018). Forecasting with social media: evidence from tweets on soccer matches. Economic Inquiry, 56(3), pp.1748-1763.https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12506

Davidson, J. and Rambaccussing, D., (2015). A test of the long memory hypothesis based on self-similarity. Journal of Time Series Econometrics, 7(2), pp.115-141.https://doi.org/10.1515/jtse-2013-0036

 

Bill Russell

Professor Bill Russell is willing to supervise students in the field of empirical macroeconomics. His main research focusses around the modelling of Phillips curve in the presence of structural breaks. He has also supervised students in the area of oil modelling and structural breaks.

References:

Banerjee, A., Cockerell, L. and Russell, B., (2001). An I (2) analysis of inflation and the markup. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 16(3), pp.221-240.

Russell, B. and Rambaccussing, D., (2018). Breaks and the statistical process of inflation: the case of estimating the ‘modern’ long-run Phillips curve. Empirical Economics, pp.1-21.

 

Yu Zhu

Professor Yu Zhu main research interests include the economics of education, labour economics broadly defined, and applied micro econometrics. The research is usually highly policy relevant, and often involves the use of large scale micro survey or administrative datasets. Two recent publications focus on the impact of university selectivity on graduate earnings in the UK and the returns to UK degrees for foreign-educated graduates.

References

Walker, I. and Y. Zhu (2018) University selectivity and the relative returns to higher Education: Evidence from the UK. Labour Economics 53, 230-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2018.05.005.

Valbuena, J. and Zhu Y. (2018) The returns to UK degrees for foreign-educated graduates. British Educational Research Journal 44(3), 440–462. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3441.

 

Yin Zhang

Dr Yin Zhang is willing to supervise students on poverty, economic policy and China.

References

Zhang, Y., & Wan, G. (2008). Correcting China's trade imbalance: monetary means will not suffice. Journal of Policy Modeling, 30(3), 505-521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2007.04.011

Wan, G., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Explaining the poverty difference between inland and coastal China: a regression-based decomposition approach. Review of Development Economics, 12(2), 455-467. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9361.2008.00451.x

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in any other component, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English language pre-sessional programmes

We offer pre-sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

PhD fees

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Contact

Dr Theresa Dunne
Director of Doctoral Studies, School of Social Sciences
 +44 (0)1382 385174
PhD-SocialSciences@dundee.ac.uk