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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  • On the factors of innovation and economic growth 

    Chernyshev, Nikolay (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - Thesis
    One could hardly overstate the importance of economic growth and innovation as the engine of continuous improvement in the quality of life and wellbeing. This dissertation seeks to improve our understanding of factors ...
  • Essays on proactive detection of collusion, ex post analysis of competition policy actions, and estimating overcharge 

    Corus, Sinan (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - Thesis
    This work is an empirical analysis of collusion by using a private consumer level data set in a setting where no a priori knowledge of collusion exists. This study benefits from spatial variation in the data. For ...
  • Empirical essays on dynamic decision making 

    Xu, Zhibo (University of St Andrews, 2019) - Thesis
    This thesis is a collection of empirical and experimental studies on dynamic decision making. Chapter 1 studies the non-linear incentive of academics in economics departments of the U.K. high education institutions ...
  • Education, income and happiness : panel evidence for the UK 

    FitzRoy, Felix R.; Nolan, Michael A. (2018-11-14) - Journal article
    Using panel data from the BHPS and its Understanding Society extension, we study life satisfaction (LS) and income over nearly two decades, for samples split by education, and age, to our knowledge for the first time. The ...
  • Essays on cartel policy with endogenous cartel size 

    Kalb, Jonas (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-29) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the role of endogenous size processes in the stability and price setting decisions of cartels. Chapter One analyses how the stability of cartels de- pends on the level of horizontal product differentiation ...

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