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Dr Huw Edwards PhD (Warwick); MSc (York); MA (Cantab)

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Lecturer in Economics

Head, Firms in the Global Economy Research Interest Group

Module Organiser:

BSA060: Microeconomics for Business (Semester 2)
ECB002 : Intermediate Microeconomics (Semester 2)
BSB024: International Economics (Second Semester)

  • Currently setting up the Loughborough Brexit Advisory Group.
  • Previous experience in Civil Service as economic advisor: working and chairing meetings with utility companies, providing briefing papers for ministers, policy advice on regulation, economic and financial forecasting and jointly preparing the first set of UK greenhouse emission projections.
  • Provided key advice to European Commission on trade deals with South Korea (implemented 2011) and Ukraine (implemented 2014).
  • Co-organised (with Alistair Milne) a high-profile conference on `Tariffs, Harmonisation and Market Access' (at Loughborough University in London), 9 Dec 2016, with top-level academic and non-academic speakers and panellists. Funded by ESRC `UK In A Changing Europe' programme (£10,000).
  • Succeeded in gaining an FP5 grant with a colleague from Newcastle.
  • Energy Economics paper now has 94 citations.
  • Acted as Programmes Director during the merger of Loughborough Economics Department and Business School.
  • Took over as acting head, then head of Centre for Firms in the Global Economy.
  • Has organised international conferences with associated journal special issues.
  • Has links with top-level universities - KU Leuven (jointly supervising a PhD student), Warwick (supervisor and co-author), Nottingham (co-author), Queen Mary University of London, Bordeaux, University College Dublin. Also developing connections with Trakya University, Turkey.

·         Currently setting up the Loughborough Brexit Advisory Group.

·         Previous experience in Civil Service as economic advisor: working and chairing meetings with utility companies, providing briefing papers for ministers, policy advice on regulation, economic and financial forecasting and jointly preparing the first set of UK greenhouse emission projections.

·         Provided key advice to European Commission on trade deals with South Korea (implemented 2011) and Ukraine (implemented 2014).

·         Co-organised (with Alistair Milne) a high-profile conference on `Tariffs, Harmonisation and Market Access' (at Loughborough University in London), 9 Dec 2016, with top-level academic and non-academic speakers and panellists. Funded by ESRC `UK In A Changing Europe' programme (£10,000).

·         Succeeded in gaining an FP5 grant with a colleague from Newcastle.

·         Energy Economics paper now has 94 citations.

·         Acted as Programmes Director during the merger of Loughborough Economics Department and Business School.

·         Took over as acting head, then head of Centre for Firms in the Global Economy.

·         Has organised international conferences with associated journal special issues.

·         Has links with top-level universities - KU Leuven (jointly supervising a PhD student), Warwick (supervisor and co-author), Nottingham (co-author), Queen Mary University of London, Bordeaux, University College Dublin. Also developing connections with Trakya University, Turkey.

Research Interests:

I am an active researcher in international trade policy, with a particular background in computable general equilibrium and gravity-based policy appraisal, as well as theoretical and empirical models of trade and inequality. I also have interests in energy economics and in the economics of human rights. I am keen on supervising PhD students in any of these areas.

Co-supervisor to PhD student in KU Leuven, Janez Kren.

  • `Good Neighbours Matter: Economic Geography and the Diffusion of Human Rights'. With Todd Landman, David Kernohan and Azizun Nessa [Forthcoming Spatial Economic Analysis, SNIP 1.111. Accepted 02/10/2017].
  • 'The Impact of specific NTMs on Electricity Intensity of Firms in SEZs' (2016), With Ronald B Davies and Arman Mazhikeyev. [Forthcoming The Energy Journal. ABS 3*. SNIP 1.686. Accepted 18/09/2017].
  • `Dynamics in European Exports in Times of Crisis: The Impact on Growth at Home and Abroad;' (2016): With Janez Kren and Jan Van Hove. Romanian Journal of Fiscal Policy, 6 1(10), 28-46. http://www.rjfp.ro/index.php?page=current-issue.
  • `Openness and isolation: The trade performance of the former Soviet Central Asian countries;' (2015): With Arman Mazhikeyev and Marian Rizov, International Business Review 24 (2015), 935-947. [ABS rated 3*]
  • `Regulatory protection when firms decide first on technical collaboration and R&D' (2013). With Joanna Poyago-Theotoky. Review of International Economics, Sept 2013, 21 (4), 750-764. DOI: 10.1111/roie.12068.