Professor David Greenaway took up office as the sixth Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham in  2008. He was appointed to the University as a Professor of Economics in 1987 and was previously a Dean, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. He is a Member of the Government's Asia Task Force and Higher Education Task Force and a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. In 2012, Professor Greenaway was made an Honorary Citizen of the City of Ningbo in China and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University. He has just completed 'Shape of Training', a national review of the training and professional development of Doctors in the UK, coordinated by the General Medical Council. The full report can be found at www.shapeoftraining.co.uk/home.asp.

Previous roles

Professor Greenaway's previous public service roles include:

  • Chairman and Member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (1998-2010)
  • Member of the Senior Salaries Review Body (2004-2010)
  • Advisor to the Department for Transport on uninsured driving (2003-2004)
  • Chair of the Economics and Econometrics Panel for the UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001 and 2008 and Vice-Chair for the 1996 RAE
  • Member of the Council of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (1998-2002)
  • Non-Executive Director of the Nottingham Health Authority 
  • Non-Executive Director of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • Consultant to the World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission, the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and HM Treasury

He is Editor of The World Economy and his research is published in the Journal of International Economics , Journal of Development Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Review of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and World Development.

Address at UNNC 10th Anniversary Launch
The following is my address given at the launch of 10th year anniversary celebrations at UNNC on Sunday 13th April 2014. President Jiang, Vice-Mayor Zhang, Deputy Consul General Forbes, Mme Xu, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here in Ningbo to celebrate ten years of innovation, ten years of partnership, ten ...

Strategy 2020: Have Your Say
Last summer I asked our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Cox, to lead a major re-think and re-articulation of our Strategy. This ‘Strategy 2020’ work Professor Cox is leading is comprehensive and exhaustive, and continues to involve very extensive consultation and engagement. In one sense this is ‘zero based’ in that it starts with completely fresh ...


Presentations, lectures and speeches 

Upcoming events

Speaking at the 2014 International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland on the 'Rationale for a New Shape of Postgraduate Training' (April 2014)

Speaking at the NES Scottish Annual Medical Education Conference on the 'Shape of Training Review' (May 2014)

See previous events

Nottingham Life Cycles

In 2011, the Vice-Chancellor cycled 1,030 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End. He and his team raised £232,000 for research on palliative and end of life care.

In 2012, he cycled 1,087 miles from Cape Wrath to Dover to raise funds to help improve access to further and higher education for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, raising £258,000. 

In 2013, he cycled 1,108 miles covering the capital cities of the UK and Republic of Ireland and raised £270,000 for Stroke Rehabilitation Research. 

Read more about previous Life Cycle challenges  here.

Life Cycle 4 has just been announced. This is a 1,400 mile challenge around the fours corners of Great Britain, to raise funds for the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre and will take place in summer 2014. Details of this challenge and the cause can be found here.

Teaching and research interests

The Vice-Chancellor continues to lecture on a Year One ‘Current Economic Issues’ undergraduate module in The School of Economics.

His recent publications include:

'Trade Liberalization, Economic Crises and Growth'. World Development, Vol. 40, 2012, pp. 2177-2193 (with R. Falvey and N. Foster).

'The More the Better? Foreign Ownership and Corporate Performance in China'. European Journal of Finance, Vol. 18, 2012, pp. 1-22 (with A. Guariglia and Z. Yu).

'The UK in a Global World'. CEPR, 2012, pp. 146. (Editor). 

'Palgrave Handbook of International Trade'. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 711(Co-Editor with D. Bernhofen, R. Falvey and U. Kreikemeier).

'Rigid Labour Markets with Trade and Capital Mobility'. Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 44, 2011, pp. 509-540 (with P. Egger and T. Seidel).

'Trade Liberalisation and Human Capital Adjustment'. Journal of International Economics, Vol. 81, 2010, pp. 230-239 (with R. Falvey and J. Silva).



Professor David Greenaway
email: david.greenaway@nottingham.ac.uk



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