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Wyn Morgan

Assistant PVC for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Wyn has been a member of staff at Nottingham since 1990 and became a Professor in August 2010. His research interests lie in global food prices and their volatility; competition in vertical food chains; price transmission; commodity futures markets; food price inflation. Teaching interests lie in microeconomics and options and futures markets. Wyn gained one of the first Lord Dearing Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 1999 and in September 2007 he gained a commendation in the Student Nominated category of the Economics Network Annual Learning and Teaching Awards. In 2014 he was voted one of the Nottingham Student Union's "100 Heroes" and was also a runner-up in the Best All Rounder category of the Student Union "Oscars". He has held a number of senior roles in the University. In 2006 he was appointed to be the University's Director of e-Learning and in August 2007 he became the University's Director of Teaching and Learning. In 2013, he became the Assistant Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning. Previously, he has been an Associate Director of the Economics Network and was previously an Associate Director in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Integrative Learning at the University of Nottingham.

Wyn's complete CV can be downloaded here in pdf format.

Teaching Summary

Teaching has always played a prominent role in Professor Morgan's career as an academic. It allows him to engage with the next generation of economics graduates and gives him the opportunity to… read more

Research Summary

Wyn's research focusses on food economics and in particular pricing along food chains and the way imperfect competition affects price transmission. Current work is exploring the use of scanner data… read more

Recent Publications

  • LLOYD, T.A, MCCORRISTON, S, MORGAN, C.W and ZGOVU, E, 2013. European Food Price Inflation Euro Choices. 12(2), 37-44.
  • KHALID, H, LLOYD T.A. and MORGAN, C.W., 2013. Economic Transformation and the Credibility of Planning Control on Agricultural Land Values German Journal of Agricultural Economics. 63(2), 134-145
  • MORGAN, C.W., COTTER, J. and DOWD, K., 2012. Extreme measures of agricultural financial risk Journal of Agricultural Economics. 63(1), 65-82
  • GILBERT, C.L. and MORGAN, C.W., 2010. Food price volatility Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 365(1554), 3023-3034

Teaching has always played a prominent role in Professor Morgan's career as an academic. It allows him to engage with the next generation of economics graduates and gives him the opportunity to ensure that they retain the initial enthusiasm for the subject that they brought with them to the University. To that end, he continually seeks ways of keeping his teaching fresh, as well as reflecting the findings of his research. The following teaching and learning interests and roles have enabled him to undertake more strategic engagement with the teaching and learning agenda at local, national and international levels.

Teaching and learning interests:

  • exploring the effective and engaging use of new technologies in teaching with the proviso that it adds value for students and is not distracting
  • finding out what works for other disciplines and in other universities to help inform what can be brought into the home discipline

Current roles:

  • Associate PVC for Teaching and Learning

Undergraduate modules:

  • Year One Introduction to Microeconomics

Postgraduate modules:

  • Options and Futures Markets (with Professor Tony Rayner).

Current Research

Wyn's research focusses on food economics and in particular pricing along food chains and the way imperfect competition affects price transmission. Current work is exploring the use of scanner data in UK supermarkets and forecasting UK food inflation, building on work carried out for Defra. In addition he was part of an EU wide consortium that explored the transparency of food pricing in the EU and which is funded by an EU FP7 grant (http://www.transfop.eu/news/). A report on food price volatility with Chris Gilbert (University of Trento) fed into the UK Government's Foresight report on "The Future of Food and Farming" (http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight/our-work/projects/published-projects/global-food-and-farming-futures). International food market analysis has seen work on commodity futures markets includes exploring the feasibility of using these to stabilise prices for LDC producers, as well as considering the impact of futures trading on spot market prices

Past Research

Wyn has successfully completed research projects for the following: · Department of Business, Innovation and Science (Foresight Programme) · Office of Science and Technology · DEFRA (formerly MAFF) · Commonwealth Secretariat · Nuffield Foundation ·

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