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Research Interests

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.

Personal Statement

Alex Dickson is a Senior Lecturer 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 Microeconomics (yr 3); Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Game Theory (MSc and MBA). He is also the Director of Research in Economics.

Expertise & Capabilities

  1. Applied Microeconomic Theory
  2. Game Theory
  3. Behavioural Economics
  4. 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.

Teaching Interests

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 Microeconomics (yr 3); Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Game Theory (MSc and MBA).


  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Behavioural Economics

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Projects 2012 2015

Research Output 2007 2019

Wage rigidity
Employment contracts
Wage setting

An introduction to imperfect competition via bilateral oligopoly

Dickson, A. & Tonin, S., 24 Mar 2018, Ithaca, N.Y., 21 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
Imperfect competition
Bilateral oligopoly
Cournot model
Competitive behavior


Asymmetric reciprocity, reference wage formation, and the theory of wages and unemployment

Author: Fongoni, M., 1 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Darby, J. (Supervisor) & Dickson, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Bioeconomic modelling of seal impacts on West of Scotland fisheries

Author: Trijoulet, V., 1 Nov 2015

Supervisor: Cook, R. (Supervisor) & Dickson, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2009 2019

Workshop on Competition, Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection

Graeme Roy (Participant), Alexander Dickson (Participant)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Strategic Interactions in General Equilibrium Workshop

Alexander Dickson (Participant)
29 Nov 201830 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference