Projects per year
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 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
- 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 Microeconomics (yr 3); Behavioural Economics (hons); Industrial Organisation (SGPE MSc); and Game Theory (MSc and MBA).
- Game Theory
- Industrial Organization
- Behavioural Economics
1/10/20 → 1/10/23
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: The (neglected) role of attitudes and demography - Successful SBS Research Excellence Award
1/09/17 → 31/08/21
Project: Internally funded project
Dickson, A. & Tonin, S., 20 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Economics. 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Dickson, A. & MacKenzie, I. A., 21 Jan 2020, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde, p. 1-23, 24 p.
Research output: Working paper › Discussion paperOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
7 Oct 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of major conference
Alexander Dickson (Participant)29 Nov 2018 → 30 Dec 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference