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My primary research interests are in Microeconomics, in particular in: game theoretic approaches to general and partial models of competitive behavior; aggregative games with applications to contests and strategic market games; endogenous timing in games and commitment; and behavioral economics and game theory. I have further broad interests in industrial organization, international trade and applied game theory in general.
Academic / Professional qualifications
2002-2005: Ph.D. Economics, Keele University, UK.Thesis title: On strategic Marshallian analysis: Shapley and Shubik meet Mar-shall and Cournot. Funded by ESRC Ph.D. studentship award number PTA-030-2003-00278. Awarded with a commendation by the examiners. Supervisors:Prof. R. Hartley (Manchester) and Prof. T. Worrall (Keele). Examiners: Prof.S. Ghosal (Warwick) and Prof. R. Cornes (Nottingham).
2001-2002: MSc. Economics, University of Manchester, UK.Awarded with Distinction. Dissertation title: A study of alternative strategicmarket game mechanisms. Funded by University of Manchester scholarship.
1998-2001: BA Economics and Finance, Keele University, UK.Awarded with 1st class honours.
Alex Dickson is a Reader in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2008. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Keele in 2005 and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Manchester from 2005-2007.
Alex is a microeconomist, and has research interests in the fields of bilateral oligopoly and contests, where he exploits his understanding of aggregative games; in industrial organisation; and in behavioural economics.
He is very willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in his fields of interest.
Alex will also provide thoughtful and clear economic advice on a consultancy basis, particularly in the areas of Industrial Economics and Behavioural Economics.
Alex currently teaches classes on Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Microeconomics (MBA). He is also the Associate Dean (PGR) in Strathclyde Business School.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Applied Microeconomic Theory
- Game Theory
- Behavioural Economics
- Industrial Economics
I am very happy to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.
I believe in teaching Economics in a rigorous yet accessible way. I have teaching interests in Microeconomics; Game Theory; Behavioural Economics and Industrial Economics.
I currently teach Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Microeconomics (MBA).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Game Theory
- Industrial Organization
- Behavioural Economics
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KTP - Coolside Ltd t/a Trtl. Development of a platform to proactively determine and address ongoing counterfeiting and unauthorised product distribution
Roper, M., Dickson, A. & Wallace, W.
1/09/22 → 28/02/25
SGSSS Partnership Agreement | Duparc-Portier, Geoffroy
Dickson, A., Figus, G. & Duparc-Portier, G.
ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
1/10/20 → 1/10/23
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Rent dissipation in simple Tullock contestsDickson, A., MacKenzie, I. A. & Sekeris, P. G., 13 Dec 2022, In: Games. 13, 6, 11 p., 83.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Correction to: An introduction to perfect and imperfect competition via bilateral oligopoly (Journal of Economics, (2021), 133, 2, (103-128), 10.1007/s00712-020-00727-3)Dickson, A. & Tonin, S., Dec 2022, In: Journal of Economics/ Zeitschrift fur Nationalokonomie. 137, 3, p. 279–280 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Workshop on Competition, Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection
Graeme Roy (Participant) & Alexander Dickson (Participant)7 Oct 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of major conference
Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium Workshop
Alexander Dickson (Participant)29 Nov 2018 → 30 Dec 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference