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 served on the boards of a number of learned societies and journals, including his current role as 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.
Professor Klaes is available to supervise PhD projects in general economics, applied microeconomics, financial intermediation and entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in history and methodology of economics, institutional and behavioural economics, law and economics, technology studies, and social studies of finance. Prospective candidates are encouraged to get in touch informally before sending their application.