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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am an international trade theorist, with a particular interest in trade policy and international factor movements. I have written on the welfare implications of preferential trade agreement and customs unions; the impact of international migration policies on workers; the interaction between trade and environmental policies; and the role of taxes in influencing the location of industrial activity. These interests are reflected in my teaching, where I offer classes in international trade theory, policy, and the institutions that both promote and regulate trade amongst nations. 

Academic / Professional qualifications

Ian Wooton is Professor of Economics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He studied at the University of St Andrews and Columbia University, and previously held posts at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Glasgow, as well as visiting professorships and research fellowships at universities in Europe and Australia.

He has been a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research since 1994 and a Fellow of the CESifo Research Network, University of Munich since 2006. In 2011 he was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Microeconomics at Loughborough University.

Together with Professor Joe Francois of Erasmus University, he established the European Trade Study Group, now the major annual international trade conference in the world. He is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics and has acted as consultant to national and international agencies including the World Bank, the European Commission, and HM Treasury.

Research Interests

He is an established authority in international economics and has published widely in the area. His research interests and publications are primarily in international trade theory and policy, including economic geography, discriminatory trading agreements and customs unions, trade and the environment, international and intersectoral factor mobility, and foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises.

His current research projects primarily focus on various aspects of international competition for foreign direct investment by multinational corporations.

Teaching Interests

International Trade Theory and Policy (undergraduate and postgraduate)

Game Theory and Industrial Organisation Theory (undergraduate and postgraduate)

Microeconomics (introductory and intermediate)

Expertise & Capabilities

International trade theory and policy

International factor mobility

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Trade agreements

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, Columbia University

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Master of Arts, Columbia University

Master of Arts, University of St Andrews

External positions

Fellow, CESifo Group Munich

2006 → …

Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce

2000 → …

Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research

1994 → …

Keywords

  • International Trade
  • Factor Migration
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Tax Policy

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Projects

Research Output

Is international tax competition only about taxes? A market-based perspective

Azémar, C., Desbordes, R. & Wooton, I., 6 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Comparative Economics. 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Market size, product differentiation and bidding for new varieties

    Ma, J. & Wooton, I., 30 Apr 2020, In : International Tax and Public Finance. 27, 2, p. 257-279 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Thesis

    Essays on stock market openness, cost of capital and investment

    Author: Rodrigues Loncan, T., 2 Feb 2018

    Supervisor: Hillier, D. (Supervisor) & Wooton, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Prizes

    Renewal of Research Fellowship

    Ian Wooton (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Appointment

    Activities

    European Trade Study Group

    Ian Wooton (Organiser)
    10 Sep 202012 Sep 2020

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

    European Trade Study Group

    Ian Wooton (Organiser)
    12 Sep 201914 Sep 2019

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