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Research in Economics at Bradford

The Division’s research is focused around the theme of Applied Economics, Policy and Society.

This includes inquiry into the economic interaction between countries and regions encompassing globalisation and trade, together with the individual and social dimensions of economic problems, the foundations and implications of economic analysis and the application of an economic approach to social and political questions.

Reflecting the policy-focus of this research, staff have conducted research, provided consultancy services or given evidence to House of Commons select committees (including the Treasury), the Arts Council, the Home Office, Employment Market Analysis and Research branch of the Department of Trade and Industry, Transparency International, the British Academy, the Department for International Development, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Union and the United Nations.

Current areas of research and PhD supervision include:

  • Consumption, lifestyle, culture and behaviour
  • Corruption and anti-corruption policy
  • Conflict economics
  • Dynamic macroeconomics
  • European economic integration
  • Industrial economic applications
  • Labour market flexibility
  • Local economic performance
  • Political economics
  • Policies for trade and growth
  • Progressive economic policy
  • The dark side of human nature
  • The impact of foreign direct investment and trade on growth
  • The impact of Regional Trade Agreements

Staff publications 2012

Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (2012) Moored to the Continent? Future Options for Britain and the EU, Imprint Academic.

Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (2012) The eurozone as a flawed currency area, The Political Quarterly, 83 (1) 96-107.

Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (2012) New international political and economic relationships; in White, J. (ed.) Building an economy for the people: An alternative economic and political strategy for 21st Century Britain, Manifesto Press.

McHardy, J.P., Reynolds, M.M. and Trotter, S.D. (2012) On the problem of network monopoly, Theory and Decision, 73 (2), 223-248.

Nolan, M.A., Reynolds, M.M. and Trotter, S.D. (2012) Does the local economics performance league table lie? Concentric banding and the index of multiple deprivation, Local Economy, 27(4), 403-418.

Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M. and Mullen, A. (2012) The Political Economy of the European Social Model, Routledge.

Zang, W. and Baimbridge, M. (2012) Exports, imports and economic growth in South Korea and Japan: a tale of two economies, Applied Economics, 44 (3), 361-372.

Staff publications 2013

Baimbridge, M. (2013) Designing ab initio postgraduate degrees; in The Handbook for Economics Lecturers, HE Academy Economics Network/Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol.

Cameron, S. (2013) Cultural economics and art(s) markets; in O’Reilly, D., Rentschler, R. and Kirchner, T. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Arts Marketing, Routledge.

Fitzsimons, V.G. (2013) Humanistic management, operational risk, and employee behaviour; in Amann, W. and Stachowicz-Stanusch, A. (eds.) Integrity in Organizations - Building the Foundations for Humanistic Management, Palgrave Macmillan.

Han, L. and McCabe, B. (2013) Testing for parameter constancy in non-Gauss time series, Journal of Time-Series Analysis, 34 (1), 17–29.

Hardy, J.P., Reynolds, M.M. and Trotter, S.D. (2013) Network interconnectivity with regulation and competition, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 47, 97-110.

Jackson, K. (2013) Great achievements and great challenges: the EU common fisheries policy; in Raileanu-Szeles, M. (ed.) Re-examining the EU Policies in a Global Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan.

Staff publications 2014

Baimbridge, M. (2014) Prospects and challenges: the EU Strategic Agenda, E-International Relations

Bao, C., Suseno, Y., Baimbridge, M. and Su, C. (2014) Informal training in Chinese SMEs, HRM in Asia Paris Colloquium, Paris, France, September.

Cameron, S. (2014) Killing for money and the economic theory of crime, Review of Social Economy, 72 (1), 28–41.

Han, L., Chen, W. and Zhao, Q. (2014) Prognostic value of circulating tumor cells in patients with pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis, Tumor Biology, 35 (3), 2473-2480.

Han, L., Wu, Z. and Zhao, Q. (2014) Revealing the molecular mechanism of colorectal cancer by establishing LGALS3-related protein-protein interaction network and identifying signalling pathways, International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 33 (3), 581-588.

Litsios, I. (2014) Exchange Rate Determination and Equity Prices: Evidence from the UK, The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 10 (2), 115–128.

Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M. and Mullen, A. (2014) Revisiting the European Social Model(s) Debate: challenges and prospects, L’Europe en formation, Special edition: Which Future for European Social Models?, 372 (2) 8-32.

Zang, W. and Baimbridge, M. (2014) Foreign Direct Investment and economic growth in OECD countries; in Accosi, C. (ed.) Economic growth in the 21st century: perspectives, role of governmental policies, potential and constraints, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, pp. 29-55.

Staff publications 2015

Baimbridge, M. (2015) Economy and monetary union; in Demetriou, K. (ed.) The European Union in crisis: explorations in representation and democratic legitimacy, Springer, Berlin, pp. 75-100.