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

Professor, Head of Division

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 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 David A Comerford


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

Dr Seda Erdem


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

Dr Michelle Gilmartin


Energy-economy-environment interactions, the economics of renewable and non-renewable energy, regional economic analysis.

Dr Maria Grydaki


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

Dr Stylianos Asimakopoulos


Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, fiscal policy, macro-econometrics, macro-finance, mixed frequency data models.

Dr Theodoros Diasakos


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

Dr Leonhard Lades


Time preferences, temptation and self-control, intertemporal choice models, day reconstruction method, soft paternalism.

Dr Tanya Wilson

Early Career Fellow

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

Mr David Eiser

Research Fellow

Regional economics, fiscal policy, labour markets and inequality.

Dr Katherine Simpson

Research Assistant

Environmental valuation, stated preference, ecosystem services, marine policy.

Ms Elizabeth Lemmon

Research Assistant

Longitudinal economic analysis, health economics, the economics of ageing, the economics of social care, health and social care interactions, costs of health and social care in Scotland.

Dr Elaine Douglas

Research Assistant

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

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