Our research strengths are in dynamic macroeconomics, choice theory, bounded rationality, game theory, expectations and learning, competition and innovation and climate change. We support two research centres - the Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis (CDMA) and the Centre for Research in Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF), and we are also actively involved in the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).

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Recent Submissions

  • Good politicians' distorted incentives 

    Negri, Margherita (University of St Andrews, 2017-05-06) - Working or discussion paper
    I construct a political agency model that provides a new explanation for sub-optimal policy making decisions by incumbents. I show that electoral incentives can induce politicians to address less relevant issues, disregarding ...
  • Preferential votes and minority representation 

    Negri, Margherita (University of St Andrews, 2017-05-13) - Working or discussion paper
    Under open list proportional representation, voters vote both for a party and for some candidates within its list (preferential vote). Seats are assigned to parties in proportion to their votes and, within parties, to the ...
  • Socio-economic determinants of child and juvenile sex ratios in India : A longitudinal analysis 

    Saxena, Vibhor; Bhattacharya, P.C. (2017) - Working or discussion paper
    The paper examines the determinants of the child and juvenile sex ratios in India in a multivariate framework, using district level data from the 1981, 1991, and 2001 Indian population censuses. The results strongly suggest ...
  • Inequalities in accessing LPG and electricity consumption in India : the role of caste, tribe, and religion 

    Saxena, Vibhor; Bhattacharya, P.C. (University of St Andrews, 2017-06) - Working or discussion paper
    Using the National Sample Survey Organisation data from the 68th round (2011–12) of 88,939 households, this paper investigates the inequalities in access to Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and electricity usage by the households ...
  • The quest for growth in developing countries : an analysis of the effects of foreign aid on economic growth 

    Khomba, Daniel Chris (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - Thesis
    Large quantities of foreign development assistance continue to flow to many developing countries. At the same time, most of the aid-receiving countries have stagnated and become even more aid-dependent. This grim reality ...

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