PhD (The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)
Assistant Professor in Industrial EconomicsDepartment: Industrial EconomicsE-mail: Robert.Edwards@nottingham.ac.ukTel:
+44 (0) 115 7487473Location:
C30 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)
Robert is an economist, currently appointed as Assistant Professor in Industrial Economics (Research & Teaching) and Division Teaching Director at the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining the Industrial Economics Division in 2019, Robert served as Lecturer in Economics at the University of Liverpool between 2016-2019, where he also completed his PhD.
Robert's research areas are Industrial Economics (theory), Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory and Behavioural Economics. In Industrial Economics, his research interests include: optimal pricing and promotions of firms, optimal decision processes of consumers and the role of regulation and competition policy on prices and promotions. One recent paper, published in Oxford Economic Papers, studies the incentives for firms to deliberately confuse consumers with unnecessarily complicated pricing schemes and the role of regulation.
In Microeconomic Theory, Robert's work focuses on the existence and characterisation of equilibrium in games of price competition. Robert is also a member of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) and regularly presents his research at leading international conferences. Robert also serves as a reviewer for leading academic journals and evaluates grant applications for the ESRC.
In terms of teaching, Robert has delivered a range of courses in Microeconomics and Industrial Economics at all undergraduate levels. His current teaching includes: Industrial Economics I; Economics of Organisation and Innovation.Areas of Expertise
Robert's broad areas of expertise are: Industrial Economics (Theory), Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory & Behavioural Economics.
Robert's most extensive expertise lies in the specific topics of Price & Non-Price Competition, Price Regulation, Competition Policy and Firm Strategy.
Robert delivers the following modules:
Industrial Economics I: Economics of Organisation & Innovation
Industrial Economics IV: Games & Strategies
Robert is module convenor of the following module(s):
Business Economics (BUSI1100)
Industrial Economics IV: Games and Strategies (BUSI3181)
Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham