Department of Economics

Dr Bruce Morley

Bruce Morley

Lecturer in Economics

3 East 4.22
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6497

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • International finance, especially exchange rate modelling
  • Economic growth and the environment
  • Housing economics

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Bruce Morley joined the department in February 2006, having previously been an Economics lecturer in the SMB at the University of Wales Aberystwyth for about ten years.

His PhD, Masters and degree were from the Department of Economics at Loughborough University.

Bruce has a general interest in sport, which has led to doing some research into the economics of cricket, such as the effect of winning the toss. He also has an interest in development economics, especially the role of trade on economic growth in LDCs.

Research interests

Research interests are in international macroeconomics, particularly models of exchange rate determination. In addition, he is also interested in the economics of the EU, especially the effects of monetary union.

  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Economic Growth and the main determinants of growth
  • Trade and the determinants of Foreign Direct Investment
  • European Economics and the Performance of the Euro
  • Sport Economics, in particular relating to Cricket



Hudson, C., Hudson, J. and Morley, B., 2017. Differing House Price Linkages Across UK Regions: A Multi-Dimensional Recursive Ripple Model. Urban Studies

But, B. and Morley, B., 2017. The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle and capital mobility:the role of the recent crisis. Economic Systems, 41 (1), pp. 139-150.

Wang, R., Morley, B. and Ordonez, J., 2016. The Taylor rule, wealth effects and the exchange rate. Review of International Economics, 24 (2), pp. 282-301.

Morley, B. and Thomas, D., 2016. Forthcoming. An Empirical Analysis of UK House Price Risk Variation by Property Type. Review of Economics and Finance

Morley, B., 2016. Teaching empirical finance courses: A project on portfolio management. Cogent Economics and Finance, 4 (1), 1.

Cullis, J. and Morley, B., 2014. A methodology for determining the ‘cash economy’ in the European Union via an announcement effect’. European Journal of Law and Economics

Abdullah, S. and Morley, B., 2014. Environmental taxes and economic growth:evidence from panel causality tests. Energy Economics, 42, pp. 27-33.

Zhang, F. and Morley, B., 2014. The convergence of regional house prices in China. Applied Economics Letters, 21 (3), pp. 205-208.

Li, D., Ghoshray, A. and Morley, B., 2013. An empirical study of nonlinear adjustment in the UIP model using a smooth transition regression (STR) model. International Review of Financial Analysis, 30, pp. 109-120.

Karoglou, M., Morley, B. and Thomas, D., 2013. Risk and structural instability in US house prices. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 46 (3), pp. 424-436.

Liu, Y. and Morley, B., 2013. Sovereign credit ratings, the macroeconomy and credit default swap spreads. Brussels Economic Review, 56 (3/4), pp. 335-348.

Karoglou, M. and Morley, B., 2012. Purchasing power parity and structural instability in the US/UK exchange rate. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 22 (4), pp. 958-972.

Li, D., Ghoshray, A. and Morley, B., 2012. Measuring the risk premium in uncovered interest parity using the component GARCH-M model. International Review of Economics & Finance, 24, pp. 167-176.

Fosten, J., Morley, B. and Taylor, T., 2012. Dynamic misspecification in the environmental Kuznets curve: evidence from CO2 and SO2 emissions in the United Kingdom. Ecological Economics, 76, pp. 25-33.

Morley, B., 2012. Empirical evidence on the effectiveness of environmental taxes. Applied Economics Letters, 19 (18), pp. 1817-1820.

Liu, Y. and Morley, B., 2012. Sovereign credit default swaps and the macroeconomy. Applied Economics Letters, 19 (2), pp. 129-132.

Morley, B. and Wei, Q., 2012. The Taylor rule and house price uncertainty. Applied Economics Letters, 19 (15), pp. 1449-1453.

Morley, B. and Thomas, D., 2011. Risk-return relationships and asymmetric adjustment in the UK housing market. Applied Financial Economics, 21 (10), pp. 735-742.

Dawson, P., Morely, B., Paton, D. and Thomas, D., 2009. To bat or not to bat: An examination of match outcomes in day-night limited overs cricket. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60 (12), pp. 1786-1793.

Liu, W. and Morley, B., 2009. Volatility Forecasting in the Hang Seng index using the GARCH Approach. Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 16 (1), pp. 51-63.

Morley, B. and Morgan, W., 2008. Causality between exports, productivity and financial support in European Union agriculture. Regional Studies, 42 (2), pp. 189-198.

Morley, B., 2008. Tobin's Q and the location of Foreign Direct Investment in China. International Journal of Business and Management, 3, pp. 24-28.

Morley, B. and Thomas, D., 2007. Attendance Demand and Core Support: Evidence from Limited-Overs Cricket. Applied Economics, 39 (16-18), pp. 2085-97.

Morley, B., 2007. The Monetary Model of the Exchange Rate and Equities:An ARDL Bounds Testing Approach. Applied Financial Economics, 17, pp. 391-397.

Morley, B., 2006. Causality between Economic Growth and Immigration: An ARDL Bounds Testing Approach. Economics Letters, 90, pp. 72-76.

Morley, B. and Thomas, D., 2005. An investigation of home advantage and other factors affecting outcomes in English one-day cricket matches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23 (3), pp. 261-268.

Broome, S. and Morley, B., 2004. Stock prices as a leading indicator of the East Asian financial crisis. Journal of Asian Economics, 15 (1), pp. 189-197.

Morley, B., 2002. Exchange Rates and Stock Prices: Implications for European Convergence. Journal of Policy Modeling, 24, 523--526.

Morley, B., 2002. Output, Consumption and the Stock Market: Implications for European Convergence. Applied Economics, 34, 317--323.


Shah, I., Hiles, C. and Morley, B., 2017. How Do Oil Prices, Macroeconomic Factors and Policies Affect the Market for Renewable Energy?:Oil Price, Macroeconomic Factors and Renewable Energy. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 63/17)

Liu, Y. and Morley, B., 2011. Sovereign Credit Default Swaps and the Macroeconomy. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 03/11)

Li, D., Ghoshray, A. and Morley, B., 2011. Uncovered Interest Parity and the Risk Premium. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 02/11)

Morley, B., 2010. Environmental Policy and Economic Growth:Empirical Evidence from Europe. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 12/10)

Morley, B. and Abdullah, S., 2010. Environmental Taxes and Economic Growth:Evidence from Panel Causality Tests. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 04/10)

Morley, B., 2010. Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxes. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 02/10)

Morley, B., 2009. Exchange Rates and Stock Prices in the Long Run and Short Run. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 5/09)

Conference or Workshop Items

Morley, B., 2010. Environmental Policy, Pollution and Economic Growth: Evidence from Panel Causality Tests. In: Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2010, 2010-11-26.

Non-academic press

Morley, B., 2015. Subprime 2: the return of the killer mortgage. The Conversation

Morley, B., 2015. The next government will need to heed housing, if we’re to avoid another financial crisis. The Conversation

Morley, B., 2015. How Greece’s euro stalemate is hurting currency markets. The Conversation

Morley, B., 2014. Could choppy markets see currency deal done before Scotland independence vote? The Conversation

This list was generated on Thu Oct 19 18:32:01 2017 IST.

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