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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Birkbeck, University of London

Master of Education, University of Leicester

Bachelor of Arts, University of Manchester

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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Projects 2014 2016

CPD Activity for External Organisations

Perman, R.


Project: Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Course)

Research Output 1986 2018

In Memory of Mick Common (1940–2018)

McKenney, D., Perrings, C., Dovers, S. & Perman, R., 23 Sep 2018, In : Ecological Economics. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
ecological economics
Ecological economics

Methods and case studies in CBA

Perman, R., 2 Nov 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access


Analysis of the factors influencing higher education participation

Author: McInally, L., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Wright, R. (Supervisor) & Perman, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

An empirical investigation of the resource curse theory and economic growth : panel data analysis

Author: Alssadek, M. M. A., 1 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Perman, R. (Supervisor) & Danias, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Activities 2010 2011

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Online training programme for all DFID Economists

Roger Perman (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Consultant, DFID

Roger Perman (Advisor)
2010 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy