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Dr Abhijit Sharma

PositionSenior Lecturer in Economics
LocationUniversity of Bradford School of Management
Emm Lane
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD9 4JL
DepartmentSchool of Management
Telephone+44 (0)1274 234781
EmailA.Sharma12@bradford.ac.uk

PhD Supervision

Abhijit is willing to supervise students with good quantitative skills within an area spanning his research interests, which includes innovation, international economics and applied econometrics. He is currently supervising doctoral students in areas such as option pricing with time varying volatility, financial inclusion and economic development, the role of corporate governance and financial performance of banks in Ghana, others and liquidity and asset pricing with a focus on commonality and liquidity integration.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Quantitative Methods in Finance (Postgraduate)
  • Business Economics (Postgraduate)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods (Doctoral)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - MSc Finance and Investment and MSc Financial Management
  • Academic Lead - Trading Room

Biography

Abhijit completed his BA (Honours) in economics at the University of Delhi and his MA in global political economy at the University of Hull. He also has a master's degree in international business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. He worked as a lecturer in economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield. He also worked as a postdoctoral research economist at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London on an ESRC and RCUK funded project involving econometric modelling of technology adoption decisions. He has previously been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Analysis, New Delhi.

Study History

  • BA (Hons) (Delhi)
  • MIB (IIFT Delhi)
  • MA (Hull)
  • PhD (Sheffield)

Research Areas

  • Innovation
  • Firm theory, including industrial restructuring
  • Applied econometrics (especially time series)
  • International Economics

Current Projects

Abhijit is currently working as the principal investigator for an EU FP7 research project titled "Crossing Boundaries" (EUR194,500), with particular focus on innovation, technology adoption and knowledge diffusion, as well as links between intellectual property rights (IPR) and innovation. This research project has partners in Estonia, Russia, India and Portugal.

He previously worked on a RELU/ ESRC funded project on Technology Adoption Decisions and Pesticide Reduction in UK Agriculture, with other researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Kent. He also worked on a project sponsored by the Food Standards Agency on the Effectiveness of the Reduced Salt Campaign, with researchers at the University of Kent. On both projects he worked on econometric modelling and estimation aspects.

Networks/Roles

Publications

See Abhijit's publications on Bradford Scholars.

Refereed journal articles

Sharma, A., Rudkin, S. Enhancing Understanding of Tourist Spending Using Unconditional Quantile Regressions. Annals of Tourism Research, forthcoming 2017.

Dietrich, M., McHardy, J. P., Sharma, A. (2016). Firm Corruption in the Presence of An Auditor. Review of Economic Analysis, 8, 97-124.

Papageorgiadis, N. and A. Sharma. (2016). 'Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: A Panel Analysis’, Economics Letters, 141, 70-72.

Sharma, Abhijit & Raat, Erwin, (2016). ‘Acquiring Control in Emerging Markets: Foreign Acquisitions in Eastern Europe and the Effect on Shareholder Wealth,’ Research in International Business and Finance, 37, 153-169.

Sharma, Abhijit. (2015). ‘Use of Bloomberg Professional in Support of Finance and Economics Teaching’, Cogent Economics & Finance , page 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2015.1115618

Christidou, M., T. Panagiotidis and A. Sharma. (2013), 'On the stationarity of per capita carbon dioxide emissions over a century', Economic Modelling 33, pp. 918-925.

Sharma, A., I. Fraser and A. Bailey. (2011), ‘Technology Adoption And Pest Control Strategies Among UK Cereal Farmers: Evidence from Parametric and Nonparametric Count Data Models’, Journal of Agricultural Economics 62(1), pp. 73-92. Download working paper from: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/15805/.

Balcombe, K., I. Fraser and A. Sharma. (2011), ’Bayesian Model Averaging and Identification of Structural Breaks in Time Series’, Applied Economics, 43(26), pp. 3805-3818. Download working paper:http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/8676/1/MPRA_paper_8676.pdf.

Sharma, A., M. Holmes, T. Panagiotidis. (2011), ’The Sustainability of India’s Current Account’, Applied Economics 43(2), pp. 219-229. Available at iFirst: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/586761758-15294244/content~db=all~content=a912454538.

Sharma, A., K. Balcombe and I. Fraser. (2009), 'Non-renewable resource prices: Structural breaks and long term trends', Economics Bulletin 29(2), pp. 821-835. Available online at:http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2009/Volume29/EB-09-V29-I2-P31.pdf

Bailey, A., M. Bertaglia, I. Fraser, A. Sharma and E. Doaurin. (2009), 'Integrated Pest Management Portfolios in UK Arable Farming: Results of a Farmer Survey ', Pest Management Science, 65(9), pp. 1030-1039.http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jws/ps/2009/00000065/00000009/art00015?crawler=true

Sharma, A. and M. Dietrich. (2007), 'The Indian Economy Since Liberalisation: The Structure and Composition of Exports and Industrial Transformation (1980 - 2000)', International Economic Journal 21(2), pp. 207-31.

Sharma, A. and T. Panagiotidis. (2005), 'An Analysis of Exports and Growth in India: Cointegration and Causality Evidence (1971 - 2001)', Review of Development Economics 9(2), pp. 232-48.

Sharma, A. and R. Woodward. (2001), 'Political Economy Websites: A Researcher's Guide', (with R Woodward), New Political Economy 6(1), pp. 119-130.

Book chapters

Hazell, P., A. Sharma and L. Smith. (2014), 'Market-Driven Agricultural Growth: Contrasting Experiences In Punjab And Rajasthan', forthcoming in a refereed conference volume edited by the Stanford Centre for International Development (publisher: Cambridge University Press). Paper presented at the Stanford-World Bank Mirror Conference in Jaipur, India (2006).

Sharma, A. and M. Dietrich. (2006), 'The Corrupt Corporation: A Galbraithian Analysis', published in Innovation, Evolution and Economic Change: New Ideas In The Tradition of Galbraith, a refereed conference volume published by Edward Elgar (Ed. Laperche, B., James Galbraith and D Uzunidis). Cited by the World Bank and posted on their web at:http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTABOUTUS/Resources/dietrich_2004_firm_corruption.pdf

Working papers

Sharma, Abhijit & di Falco, Salvatore & Fraser, Iain, 2015. "Consumption of Salt Rich Products in the UK: Impact of The Reduced Salt Campaign," MPRA Paper 62359, University Library of Munich, Germany. Available online at: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/62359/1/MPRA_paper_62359.pdf

Sharma, Abhijit & Raat, Erwin, 2014. "Acquiring Control in Emerging Markets: Foreign Acquisitions in Eastern Europe and the Effect on Shareholder Wealth," MPRA Paper 62360, University Library of Munich, Germany. Available online at: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/62360/1/MPRA_paper_62360.pdf

Balcombe, Kelvin & Fraser, Iain & Sharma, Abhijit, 2012. "Is Radiative Forcing Cointegrated with Temperature? A Further Examination Using a Structural Time Series Approach," MPRA Paper 39111, University Library of Munich, Germany. Available online at: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/39111/

Fraser, Iain & Sharma, Abhijit & Bailey, Alastair, 2011. "Multiple Adoption of Pest Management Technologies in UK cereal Farming," 2011 Conference (55th), February 8-11, 2011, Melbourne, Australia 100549, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Available online at: http://purl.umn.edu/100549

Dietrich, Michael & McHardy, Jolian & Sharma, Abhijit, 2012. "Firm corruption in the presence of an auditor," MPRA Paper 24784, University Library of Munich, Germany.
Available online at: http://www.rcfea.org/RePEc/pdf/wp20_12.pdf

Selected recent conference papers

European Economics and Finance Society Annual Conference, Ljubljana, June 2017, 'An Empirical Analysis Of Determinants Of Financial Performance Of Insurance Companies In The United Kingdom' (joint with D Ward and D Md Jadi).

Bloomberg Education Symposium, 'Bloomberg In Support of University Economics and Finance Teaching’, invited as an external expert speaker, Bloomberg Inc., London UK. (June 09, 2017).

KITAB Conference June 2016, 'Innovation and Knowledge Creation in UK Higher Education Institutions: A Panel Analysis (2004-2013)', with C. Kalantaridis. Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn Estonia.

Quantitative Methods for Research - Colloquium, 'An Introduction to Meta-Analysis,’ De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. (June 16, 2016).

2016 Bloomberg Education Symposium, 'Using Bloomberg in Support of Teaching Quantitative Methods,’ invited as an external expert speaker, Bloomberg Inc., London UK. (June 10, 2016).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, 2015, ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: A Panel Analysis’, joint with Nick Papageorgiadis.

Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance, Rimini, June 2014, ‘An Analysis of Real Oil Prices Over a Long Time Horizon (1861-2011).’

European Economics and Finance Society Annual Conference, Berlin, June 2013,‘An Analysis of Real Oil Prices Over a Long Time Horizon (1861-2011) And Implications For Forward Naval Deployments.’

China Business and International Competitiveness Conference, Hong Kong, June 2012, ‘The importance of institutional factors and geographical location for R&D expenditures by firms in China’ (with F. McDonald and C. Wang). Part external funding secured to attend this conference.

Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston, March 2012, ‘Firm corruption in the presence of an auditor’ (with M. Dietrich and J. McHardy).

European Economics and Finance Society Annual Conference, London, June 2011, ‘Okun’s Law, Structural Breaks and the Stability of the Long Run Coefficient: Evidence From Canada, France, the UK and the US’ (with M. Holmes and T. Panagiotidis).

Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis Annual Conference, June 2010: ‘On the stationarity of per capita carbon dioxide emissions over a century’, with M. Christidou and T. Panagiotidis.

Money Macroeconomics and Finance (MMF) Annual Conference, Sep 2009: 'Okun's Law, Structural Breaks and the Stability of the Long Run Coefficient Evidence From Canada, France, the UK and the US', with M. Holmes and T. Panagiotidis.

International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Annual Conference, Beijing, August 2009, 'Technology Adoption And Pest Control Strategies Among UK Cereal Farmers: Evidence from Parametric and Nonparametric Count Data Models' (external funding secured to attend this conference), with A. Bailey and I. Fraser. Secured funding to attend this event from the AES and DEFRA.

European Economics and Finance Society Annual Conference, Warsaw, June 2009, 'The Environmental Kuznets Curve and Openness: Evidence From Emerging Versus Industrialised Economies' (with S. di Falco and D. R. Ward).

European Association of Agricultural Economists Tri-Annual Congress, Ghent, August 2008. 'UK based consumption of salt rich products: The impact of announcements effects and evidence on structural breaks'.

Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston, March 2008. 'Industrial Structural Transformation For Chinese Manufactured Exports: 1980-2003.

Departmental Seminar, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Reading, 25 January 2008. 'Nonrenewable Resource Prices: Structural Breaks And Long Term Trends'.

European Trade Study Group, Annual Conference 2007, Athens, Sep 2007. Paper presented: 'Industrial Structural Transformation For Chinese Manufactured Exports: 1980-2003)'.

European Society for Ecological Economics, Annual Conference 2007, Leipzig, June 2007. Paper presented: 'Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Strategies in UK Agriculture' (with A Bailey, I Fraser and M Bertaglia).

European Economics and Finance Society, Annual Conference 2007, Sofia, May 2007. Paper presented: 'Non-Renewable Resource Prices: Structural Breaks and Long Term Trends Using Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Techniques' (with K Balcombe and I Fraser).

Agricultural Economics Society, 81st Annual Conference, Reading, April 2007. Paper presented: 'Modelling The Technology Adoption Decision: Theory and Empirical Evidence' (with A Bailey, I Fraser and M Bertaglia).

The 10th International Conference on Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 2006, Rethymno, Crete. Paper presented: 'The Sustainability Of India's Current Account (1950-2003): Evidence From Parametric And Non-Parametric Cointegration Tests'. Also presented at the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS) Annual Conference in Crete (2006).

EEFS Annual Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, May 2005. Paper presented: 'Monopoly Power in the Software Industry: The Case of Microsoft Corporation'.

John Kenneth Galbraith International Symposium - The Spirit of Innovation, Paris, Sep 2004. Paper presented: 'The Corrupt Corporation: A Galbraithian Analysis' (with M Dietrich).

European Trade Study Group Annual Conference, Nottingham, Sep 2004. Paper presented: 'The Indian Economy Since Liberalisation: The Structure and Composition of Exports and Industrial Transformation (1980 - 2000)' (with M Dietrich).

Danish Research Unit in Industrial Dynamics Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Jun 2004. Paper presented: 'The Indian Economy Since Liberalisation: The Structure and Composition of Exports and Industrial Transformation (1980 - 2000)' (with M Dietrich).

EEFS Annual Conference, Gdansk, Poland, May 2004. Paper presented: 'The Evolving Structure of Manufacturing Sector Exports for Eight Central and Eastern European Countries (1993-2001)'.

ESRC Seminar 4, St Antony's College, Oxford University, Feb 2004. Paper presented: 'An Analysis of Exports and Growth in India: Cointegration and Causality Evidence (1971 - 2001)' (with T Panagiotidis).

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