Department of Economics

Visiting researchers

Researchers visit our department during the year to work on specific research projects.  The list below details those who have visited since 2012.

Francisco J. André

Associate Professor of Economics at Complutense University of Madrid

Date of visit:  01 June 2016 - 31 July 2016
Academic host: Professor Michael Finus

Francisco J. André has previously been a lecturer at Pontifical University of Comillas, University of Alicante and Pablo de Olavide University of Seville.  He has visited the National University of Cuyo (Argentina) and the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands).  Currently, he is the Vice-Dean of Research, Doctorate and Library Affairs of the Faculty of Economics of Business at the Complutense University of Madrid.
His current research is focused on microeconomics and environmental economics, with especially emphasis on the strategic aspects of environmental policies.  He has authored or co-authored several research articles published in Journals such as European Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Regional Studies, Economic Letters, European Journal of Operational Research, among others, as well as a research monograph published by Springer and several book chapters.

Alejandro Caparrós

Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Public Goods and Policies of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and lecturer at the University Carlos III in Madrid

Date of visit: 3 - 31 July 2012 / 22 July - 2 August 2013 / 21 - 25 October 2013 / 2 June - 23 July 2014 / 9 June - 24 July 2015 / 1 - 5 August 2016 / 14 - 17 November 2016
Academic host: Professor Michael Finus

Alejandro Caparrós has worked previously for the CNRS in France and visited the Universities of Berkeley (US), Göttingen (Germany), Paris-Est and Paris II (France).

His current research is focused on environmental economics, including international negotiations on climate change, green national accounting and carbon sequestration by forests.

Ming Chien Lo

Associate Professor of Economics, St Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA

Date of visit: 1 - 14 October 2012
Academic host: Professor John Sessions

Born in Hong Kong, Ming Chien Lo received B.A. (Hons) at the University of Hong Kong, M.Sc. in Economics and Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Washington. He was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Virginia and joined St. Cloud State University in 2002, in which he is now Associate Professor of Economics.

His research focuses nonlinear time series econometrics with applications to exchange rates. His work has been published in journals such as Economic Letters, Journal of International Economics and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and as chapters in several books. He visited the University of Bath and the University of Cologne during his Fall 2013 sabbatical leave.

Dr Ian Lange

Assistant Professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines

Date of visit: 8 - 11 October 2012
Academic host: Professor Michael Finus

Dr Lange's previous appointments have been at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the University of Stirling in Scotland. While at the EPA, Dr Lange advised their policy offices on rulemaking related to power plants, refineries, and greenhouse gas legislation. During his time at the University of Stirling, Dr Lange directed the Masters of Energy Management program which led to interactions with a number of public and private energy sector entities.

He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington.

Professor Charles F. Mason

H.A. 'Dave' True, Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics at the University of Wyoming

Date of visit: 14 - 24 June 2016
Academic host: Professor Michael Finus

Charles (Chuck) Mason is the H. A. "Dave" True, Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming.  He is an internationally known scholar who specializes in Environmental and Resource Economics who served as the managing editor of the top international journal in the field of Environmental and Resource Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, from 2006 to 2011.  He is currently an associate editor of the European Economic Review, co-editor of Economic Inquiry, co-editor  of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and joint editor-in-chief of Strategic Behavior in the Environment. He earned a double B.A. in Economics and Mathematics in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1983, all at the University of California at Berkeley.  His current research focuses on energy economics, particularly issues related to oil and gas, and environmental economics.  He visited Bath from 14 - 24 June; during his stay he gave a talk on the court case brought against BP in the matter of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and taught a class on game theory and cooperation, in which he discussed both theory and experimental evidence.

Dr Colin Lawson

Honorary Reader in Economics at the University of Bath

Colin Lawson specialises in Transition Economics, and is also interested in the Economics of Social Policy. He is currently researching health care systems in Central Europe; whether the transition process in the region is complete; and the impact of the current recession on Slovakia.

He has acted as an external examiner at UCL, Birmingham and Ulster. He has also held visiting research or teaching positions at Birmingham, Bratislava, Buckingham, Harvard, Manchester, Wisconsin and Matej Bel University, Slovakia.

Professor Prasanta Pattanaik

Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of California, USA

Date of visit: 29 September - 3 October 2014 / Visiting Professor for 2009-2012
Academic hosts: Professor Shasi Nandeibam and Dr Ajit Mishra

Professor Pattanaik holds a PhD from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. His research interests include welfare economics and the theory of social choice; decision theory; measurement of deprivation and living standards; development economics; and history of economic thought. He has published widely in these fields (over one hundred articles in top refereed journals and ten books).

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society (since 1979); a Fellow of the Public Choice Society (since 2004); and a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association (since 2004). He has held editorial positions in several journals including Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, and Social Choice and Welfare; and he currently serves in the Advisory Board of several journals.

His contributions to welfare economics and social choice are well recognised. His hosts in Bath are privileged to have contributed to a recent special issue of Social Choice and Welfare where Professor Pattanaik was the sole Honouree.

Dr Andrew Samuel

Associate Professor of Economics at Loyola University Maryland, USA

Date of visit: 8 - 12 July 2013 / 22 June - 22 July 2015
Academic host: Dr Ajit Mishra

Dr Andrew Samuel is an applied microeconomic theorist whose research focuses on applying game theoretic models to study the incentives for bribery and corruption in the developing world.

His most recent research in this area examines the role of intermediaries in facilitating bribe payments. He also applies game theory to study ‘optimal inspection regimes’ in industries. For example, his recent research examines the most efficient way for agencies such as the Department of Agriculture to inspect food processing factories to ensure compliance with safety. His research also investigates whether internal industry controls for food safety will be adequate to ensure consumer safety.

In addition to research, Dr Samuel teaches game theory and microeconomic theory to undergraduates, and micro economic theory in the Executive MBA program at Loyola University.

Dr Pedro Pintassilgo

Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Date of visit: 13 October - 14 December 2014
Academic host: Professor Michael Finus

Dr Pedro Pintassilgo has a PhD in Natural Resource Economics from the New University of Lisbon; he has been a visiting researcher at the University of Helsinki, University of Stirling and University of Southern Denmark.

His research is focused on the field of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and specifically on the application of game theory to the formation of international environmental agreements.  He has published in influential journals such as: Journal of Public Economics, Oxford Economic Papers and Environmental & Resource Economics.

Professor Simon Sosvilla-Rivero

Professor of Economics at Complutense University of Madrid

Date of visit: 03 October 2016 - 31 March 2017
Academic host: Professor Michael Finus

Simon Sosvilla-Rivero has an MSc in Economics (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain and London School of Economics, UK) and a PhD in Economics (University of Birmingham, UK).

His research interests are in the inter-disciplines of international economics and applied econometrics. His current research is focussed on fiscal and monetary policies in the euro area, with particular emphasis on the macroeconomic effects on public and private debt. He has published articles in international journals in his field, including International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Journal of International Money and Finance, as well as research monographs and book chapters. He is currently Full Professor of Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).