David Blanchflower is the Bruce V Rauner professor of economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, part-time professor at the University of Stirling, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He was an external member of the monetary policy committee at the Bank of England from June 2006 to May 2009.
David Bell is Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling. He has been a commentator on economic matters for more years than he cares to remember. He writes widely for newspapers and regularly appears on radio and television. His particular interests are youth unemployment, the economics of social care, the public sector, the labour market and the Scottish economy.
Liam Delaney is SIRE Professor of Economics at the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics and Stirling University and Director of the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics PhD programme. He was a 2011 Fulbright Fellow and Center for Health and Well-Being fellow at Princeton University and was a faculty member in Economics and Public Health at UCD, where he was also Deputy Director of the UCD Geary Institute. He is currently developing a research centre in economics, psychology and policy at Stirling University.
Leigh Sparks is Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling. He is well-known for his research into aspects of retailing. Leigh is currently Chair of Scotland's Towns Partnership and of IDS Scotland Ltd, the company set up by the Scottish Government to oversee Scottish Business Improvement Districts. Stirlingretail.com is intended to provide a commentary on interesting issues to do with retailing, both in Scotland and elsewhere.
CRISP (the Centre for Research into Information Surveillance and Privacy) is a collaborative initiative between the Stirling Management School, the Open University and the University of Edinburgh. It’s research focuses on the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of the surveillance society and has a core aim of generating and disseminating new knowledge about 'information, surveillance and privacy'.