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Dr Mark Baimbridge

PositionSenior Lecturer in Economics
LocationCartwright Building (Emm Lane), Rm 2.01
DepartmentSchool of Management
Telephone+44 (0)1274 23 4792
Emailm.j.baimbridge@bradford.ac.uk
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ORCID0000-0002-2606-0103

Research Interests (key words only)

European economic integration; Labour market flexibility; industrial disputes; elite labour markets

PhD Supervision

Principal Supervisor:

  • The impact of macroeconomic fundamentals and misalignment imbalances on the economic performance of eurozone economies: Dzheren Khadzhieva (2016-)
  • The role of the Maltese legislature in the budget process and in the implementation of the SGP: Moira Catania (2011-)
  • The feasibility of the proposed West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ): Raymond Adu (2014-)
  • Effects of liberalisation of trade in tourism on economic welfare in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS): Alistair Alleyne (2013-)

Associate Supervisor:

  • Inflation-growth nexus and the threshold level of inflation within West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ): Chioma Nwosu (2011-)
  • Understanding car preferences among UK and US households: Temitope Lawal (2013-)

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Business Economics
  • Development of Economic Ideas
  • Research Methods for Economists
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • Advanced Economics

Administrative Responsibilities

Programme Leader, Economics

Biography

Dr Mark Baimbridge obtained his degrees at the University of Bradford and possesses over twenty-five years of teaching and research experience and has co-authored/co-edited over a dozen books and published over 40 articles in learned journals.

His main research area is the political economy of European integration and the UK-EU relationship. In terms of the latter, he worked with various think tanks late 1980s and early 1990s to co-author of a series of reports that helped to kick-start the debate over EU membership, the ideas of which are now central to the current Brexit debate. Indeed, in many areas of the analysis of European integration his work has been prescient on issues ranging from Britain’s relationship with the European Union to the potential negative implications of Economic and Monetary Union. Consequently, he is frequently invited to contribute chapters to high profile edited collections and undertake numerous refereeing for journals and book publishers.

A second research theme is the analysis of contemporary labour markets that encompasses a number of areas: (i) labour market flexibility whereby the emphasis is placed upon examining various aspects of modern employment (e.g. job satisfaction, work-life balance, corporate performance, progressive management); (ii) exploration of the wage determinates of ‘elite’ labour market groups since most institutions lack a clear and consistent statement of the criteria used in both setting starting salaries and providing merited increases; (iii) the examination of trade union activity / industrial disputes.

Study History

  • 1998 PhD Economics, University of Bradford
  • 1988 BSc (Hons) Social Sciences (Economics), University of Bradford

Professional History

  • 2015-17 Director, Postgraduate Taught Economics Programme, University of Bradford
  • 1999- Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Bradford
  • 1999-02 Director, Economics Programme, University of Bradford
  • 1990-99 Lecturer in Economics, University of Bradford
  • 1989-90 Research Assistant, University of Bradford
  • 1989-90 Teaching Assistant in Economics, Bradford and Ilkley College
  • 1989-90 Teaching Assistant in Economics, University of Bradford
  • 1988-89 Research Assistant, University of Bradford

Research Areas

  • European integration based on a critique of the accelerating trend of EU neoliberalism, alternative UK-EU relationships and the intersection of economics and politics of EU integration
  • Labour markets/industrial relations focusing upon flexibility, industrial disputes and elite labour markets

Current Projects

  • European economic integration:
    • monetary transmission mechanism
    • fiscal sustainability
    • the notion of segmentation across Europe
    • decline in social cohesion across Europe
    • implications of Brexit
    • analysis of the UK's two membership referendums
  • Labour market flexibility:
    • absenteeism
    • redundancies
  • Elite labour markets:
    • higher education
    • broadcasting

Research Collaborations

Professor Philip B. Whyman (University of Central Lancashire); Dr. Andrew Mullen (University of Northumbria); Dr. Ioannis Litsios (University of Bradford); Dr. Zhang He (Teesside University); Dr. Karen Jackson (University of Westminster); Dr. Uih Ran Lee (University of Bradford); Dr. Oleksandr Shepotylo (University of Bradford); Ms. Dzheren Khadzhieva (University of Bradford); Dr. Babatunde Buraimo (University of Liverpool); Dr. Alina Petrescu (University of Central Lancashire); Dr. Lu Han (University of Bradford); Dr. Wenyu Zang (Nottingham Trent University); Dr. Chanzi Bao (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University); Dr. Yuliani Suseno (Edith Cowan University); Ms. Cong Su (Uppsala University)

Publications

See Mark's publications on Bradford Scholars.

Books:

  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2015) Crisis in the eurozone: causes, dilemmas and solutions, Palgrave Macmillan, London & New York NY, pp. xxvi + 256 with index. ISBN 9781137329028.
  • Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M. & Mullen, A. (2012) The political economy of the European Social Model, Routledge, London & New York NY, pp xviii + 398 with index. ISBN 978-0-415-47629-4
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Burkitt, B. (2012) Moored to the Continent? Future Options for Britain and the EU, Imprint Academic, Exeter & Charlottesville VA, pp xx + 159 with index. ISBN 978-1845-40192-4      
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Burkitt, B. (eds.) (2011) Britain in a global world: options for a new beginning, Imprint Academic, Exeter & Charlottesville VA, pp vi + 216 with index. ISBN 978-1845-40191-7
  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2008) Britain, the euro and beyond, Ashgate, Aldershot & Burlington VT, pp xxii + 280 with index.  ISBN 0-754-64414-6   
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Mullen, A. (2007) The 1975 Referendum on Europe: current analysis and lessons for the future, Imprint Academic, Exeter & Charlottesville VA, pp 222 with index. ISBN 1-845-40035-6
  • Baimbridge, M. (ed.) (2007) The 1975 Referendum on Europe: reflections of the participants, Imprint Academic, Exeter & Charlottesville VA, pp 253 with index. ISBN 1-845-40034-8
  • Baimbridge, M., Burkitt, B. & Whyman, P. (eds.) (2006) Implications of the euro: a critical perspective from the left, Routledge, London & New York NY, pp xxviii + 229 with index. ISBN (HB): 0-415-34952-4 & ISBN (PB): 0-415-38071-5
  • Baimbridge, M., Burkitt, B. & Whyman, P. (2005) Britain and the European Union: alternative futures, CIB, London, pp 139.  ISBN 0-9519-6425-9
  • Baimbridge, M., Harrop, J & Philippidis, G. (2004) Current economic issues in EU integration, Palgrave Macmillan, London & New York NY, pp x + 229 with index. ISBN HB:1-403-91805-8 & PB:1-403-91796-5
  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (eds.) (2004) Fiscal federalism and European economic integration, Routledge, London & New York NY, pp 240 with index.  ISBN: 0-415-24766-7
  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (eds.) (2003 & 2005) Economic and Monetary Union in Europe: theory, evidence and practice, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham & Northampton MA, pp xiii + 176 with index. ISBN (HB): 1-84064-092-8 & ISBN (PB): 1-84542-233-3
  • Baimbridge, M., Burkitt, B. & Whyman, P. (eds.) (2000) The impact of the Euro: debating Britain’s future, Macmillan, London & St Martin’s Press, New York NY, pp xv + 241 with index. ISBN (HB): 0-333-73579-X & ISBN (PB): 0-333-77847-2

Journal articles, book chapters & conference papers (last five years):

  • Baimbridge, M. (2017) The impact of the economic crisis on euroscepticism; in Leruth. B., Startin, N. and Usherwood, S. (eds.) “Handbook of Euroscepticism”, Routledge, London, pp 427-443. ISBN 9781138784741
    Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M., Buraimo, B. & Petrescu, A. (2015) Workplace flexibility practices and corporate performance: evidence from the British private sector, British Journal of Management, 26 (3) 347-364. DOI: 10.1111/14678551.12051
    Baimbridge, M. (2014) Economy and monetary union; in Demetriou, K. (ed.) “The European Union in crisis: explorations in representation and democratic legitimacy”, Springer, Berlin, pp 75-100. ISBN 9783319087733 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08774-0
    Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M. & Mullen, A. (2014) “Rediscovering the European Social Model: challenges and prospects”, Journal of Studies on European Integration and Federalism, Special edition: Which Future for European Social Models?, 372 (2) 8-32. DOI: 10.3917/eufor.372.0008
    Zang, W. & Baimbridge, M. (2014) Foreign Direct Investment and economic growth in OECD countries; in (ed.) “Economic growth in the 21st century: perspectives, role of governmental policies, potential and constraints”, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY

  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Burkitt, B. (2012) The eurozone as a flawed currency area, The Political Quarterly, 83 (1) 96-107.
  • Baimbridge, M. & Zang, W. (2012) Exports, imports and economic growth in South Korea and Japan: a tale of two economies, Applied Economics, 44 (3) 361-372.
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Burkitt, B. (2011) Britain beyond the EU; in Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (eds.) “Britain in a global world: options for a new beginning”, Imprint Academic, Exeter, pp 19-26
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Burkitt, B. (2011) A new policy framework; in Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (eds.) “Britain in a global world: options for a new beginning”, Imprint Academic, Exeter, pp 121-131.
  • Burkitt, B., Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2011) The importance of British self-governance; in Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (eds.) “Britain in a global world: options for a new beginning”, Imprint Academic, Exeter, pp 183-89.
  • Baimbridge, M., Burkitt, B. & Whyman, P. (2011) Options for looser EU ties; in Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. and Burkitt, B. (eds.) “Britain in a global world: options for a new beginning”, Imprint Academic, Exeter, pp 199-207
  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2009) Labour market flexibility as a key determinant of FDI: evidence from the UK; in Blaine, H.G. (ed.) “Foreign direct investment”, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
  • Baimbridge, M., Wu, Z. & Zhu, Y. (2009) Multiple job holding in the United Kingdom: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey, Applied Economics, 41 (21) 2751-66.
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P. & Burkitt, B. (2007) Beyond EU neoliberalisation: a progressive strategy for the British left, Capital and Class, 93 101-126.
  • Baimbridge, M. (2007) An overview of the 1975 Referendum; in Baimbridge, M. (ed.) “The 1975 referendum on Europe: reflections of the participants”, Imprint Academic, Exeter, pp 31-46.
  • Baimbridge, M. (2007) The pre-history of the Referendum; in Baimbridge, M. (ed.) “The 1975 referendum on Europe: reflections of the participants”, Imprint Academic, Exeter, pp 49-59.

 

Impact

  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2016) Towards a settlement; in Hickson, K.; Miles, J.; Mitchell, A. & Taylor, H. (eds.) “Labour's vision of an independent Britain”, Labour Leave, London, 27-32.
  • Baimbridge, M. (2016) The economic costs of membership; in Hickson, K. & Miles, J. (eds.) “The Labour case for Brexit”, Labour Leave, London, 17-21.
  • Baimbridge, M. (2016) Brexit Debate, University of Central Lancashire, April. Baimbridge, M. (2016) The economics of Britain and the EU, University of Bradford, April.
  • Baimbridge, M. (2016) EU referendum 2, Politics in the Pub, Bradford, June.
  • Baimbridge, M. (2016) The big referendum debate: in or out of the EU?, North West Twinning Federation, Preston, June.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Conference papers (last five years)

  • Baimbridge, M. & Anderson, R. (2009) A constituency-level analysis of BNP support, Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) Annual Conference, University of Strathclyde, August.
  • Baimbridge, M., Whyman, P., Buraimo, B. and Petrescu, A. (2009) Flexibility and corporate performance in a dynamic environment: challenges for the British private sector, 59th British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) Annual Conference, Cardiff University, July.
  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2009) The British left and Europe: a progressive dilemma?, 59th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, April.
  • Baimbridge, M. & Zang, W. (2008) Trade and economic growth in South Korea and Japan: a tale of two economies, 7th Annual Global Economic Policy Conference, University of Nottingham, April.
  • Baimbridge, M. & Anderson, R. (2008) ‘Read all about it’: determinants of press coverage of the BNP, 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Swansea, April.

Reports to government and other clients (last five years): 

  • Baimbridge, M. & Whyman, P. (2007) Globalisation and business investment, in “Globalisation: prospects and policy responses”, Treasury Select Committee, House of Commons, HMSO, London, pp 158-65.

 

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