Members of the Economics Division have wide-ranging research interests, as summarised below. For more details on their research and publications, please see their profiles on the Research Management System by clicking on their names.

NameRoleResearch Interests

Prof Frans de Vries


Environmental and energy economics, economics of technological change, applied microeconomics, industrial organisation. 

Prof David Bell


Economics of social care, economics of subjective well-being, the Scottish economy and the economics of education.

Prof David Blanchflower


Labour economics, wage determination, youth labour markets, entrepreneurship, trade unions and happiness.

Prof Liam Delaney


Behavioural economics, unemployment and well-being, human adult time preferences, temporal decision-making.

Dr Conny Wollbrant

Associate Professor

Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Self-Control, Cooperation, Game Theory.

Dr Danny Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Economic valuation of environmental and natural resources, discrete choice experiments, spatial econometrics, agricultural economics, transport economics, health economics and agri-food marketing.

Dr Mirko Moro

Senior Lecturer

Environmental economics, happiness economics, applied economics.


Dr Seda Erdem


Senior Lecturer

Applied micro-econometrics, health economics, behavioural economics, food and resource economics, consumer choice behaviour and decision making, eliciting preferences and perceptions.

Dr David A Comerford


Judgement and decision-making, behavioural economics, designing interventions in survey questions.

Dr Maria Grydaki


International finance, macroeconomics, time series/applied econometrics and growth & development economics.

Dr Theodoros Diasakos


Economic theory, mathematical economics, financial economics, bounded rationality. 

Dr Tanya Wilson

Early Career Fellow

Family economics, applied micro-econometrics, labour economics, economics of entrepreneurship.

 Dr Willem Sas

Early Career Fellow

 Fiscal federism, political economy, public economics.

 Dr Hector Gutierrez Rufrancos

Early Career Fellow Applied microeconometrics, labour economics, economic history, economic inequality, political economics, public economics, development economics, cultural economics, trade unions.

Dr Elaine Douglas

Research Assistant

Socioeconomic inequalities in health, health behaviour change, health interventions, social and health policy.


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