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Personal Statement

My research interests are in two fields:

Environmental Economics:  Economics of  climate change; socially optimal environmental policy in the presence of stock externalities and depletable environmental resources; the relationship between economic growth and environmental quality, and the valuation of biological diversity.


Applied Econometrics:  The use of cointegration techniques in time series analysis.  Structural convergence between European economies. Application of non-stationary panel data to analyse growth/environment relationships. In this area, I collaborate with Professor Christophe Tavera (at the University of Rennes I, France). 


In terms of knowledge exchange, I have an interest in economics appraisal and cost-benefit analysis. I have carried out consultancy work staff training n this area for the UK Department for International Development.

I also have an interest in Business Economics, and teach in that area on our MBA programmes and have a long record of consultancy at home and overseas.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Economic Appraisal. 
  • Environmental economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

I have extensive experience in the economic appraisal of projects, programmes and policies. This includes the application of appraisal techniques to environmental and energy projects (also one of my teaching interests, and is an area in which I have co-authored a leading graduate level textbook) and appraisal of projects in developing economy contexts. I have extensive experince of consultancy work for DFID (the UK Department of International Development) in this latter area.

With respect to Applied Econometrics, I work collaboratively with Professor Christophe Tavera at the university of Rennes I in France, a university with which I am a Visiting Professor. (Univ Rennes 1, European University Bretagne, University of Rennes 1, CNRS, Inst Phys Rennes, UMR 6251). My work with Professor Tavera currently focusses on Okun's Law. This is also an area in which I suprervise PhD students.


I am very happy to supervise PhD doctoral students in reserach in any of these fields of study.

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):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Birkbeck, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1982

Master of Education, University of Leicester

Award Date: 1 Jan 1973

Bachelor of Arts, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jan 1971

External positions

External Examiner, University College London (UCL)

31 Jan 201631 Dec 2020

External Examiner, University of Dundee

31 Jan 201631 Dec 2019

Visiting Professor, Univ Rennes 1, European University Bretagne, University of Rennes 1, CNRS, Inst Phys Rennes, UMR 6251

1 Jan 1995 → …


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