Nigel Vinson Chair of Political Economy
Director, Vinson Centre
Matthias Klaes joined the Department in 2018 following previous appointments at Edinburgh University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Keele University, the University of Stirling, and the University of Dundee. He is an economist with an interest in the changing technologies of commerce. A specialist in questions of economic governance and accountability, his work covers transaction costs, online financial intermediation, behavioral and institutional economics, and economic methodology. His research has attracted grants from the Nuffield Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the European Commission. He has been Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology for five years and serves on the boards of a number of learned societies and journals, including his current role as honorary President of the Scottish Economic Society. He regularly advises industry and public bodies, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of the Institute for Leadership and Management
I welcome PhD projects in history and methodology of economics, institutional and behavioural economics, social studies of finance, central bank communication, law and economics, and internet or science & technology studies with a relation to topics in economics / finance. Prospective candidates are encouraged to get in touch with me informally before sending their application.