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

  • Essays on international portfolio choices and capital flows 

    Zhang, Ning (University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
    The goal of this thesis is to study the international portfolio choices of countries in an asymmetric world. In practice, this corresponds to the salient facts of country portfolios and the underlying structural asymmetries ...
  • Four essays on UK takeovers : evidence from matching analysis 

    Adra, Samer (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    In four empirical chapters, matching analysis is employed to estimate the effects of specific contractual and regulatory arrangements on particular deal outcomes in the UK takeover market. The first chapter highlights ...
  • Three essays on the wealth effects of deferred payments in corporate takeovers 

    Alexakis, Dimitrios (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    In three papers, I employ parametric and nonparametric methods in order to further examine the determinants of value creation in M&A deals financed with contingent earnout payments. The first paper investigates the ...
  • Essays in competition policy, innovation and banking regulation 

    Seifert, Jacob (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates the optimal enforcement of competition policy in innovative industries and in the banking sector. Chapter 2 analyses the welfare impact of compulsory licensing in the context of unilateral refusals ...
  • Essays on corruption and development issues 

    Lauw, Erven (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    Corruption is widely considered to have adverse effects on economic development through its negative impact on the volume and quality of public investment and the efficiency of government services. Conversely, many of these ...

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