Jamie Smith


Jamie joined the PhD programme in 2021. Prior to this, he had completed the SGPE MSc programme at the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and earned his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford in 2015.


After a spell working for the Competition and Markets Authority, he joined the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2018, becoming Chief Economist in 2020. In this role he specialised in merger control and competition assessment. Prior to his MSc, he taught A-Level Economics at St Paul's School.


MSc (Hons) Economics, University of Edinburgh 2017;

BA(Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford 2015

College Research Award (2021)

Undergraduate teaching

Currently, Jamie takes 5 tutorial groups for Topics in Macroeconomics. Previously, he has worked as a tutor on Economics 2.

Research summary

Jamie's research is focused on the underlying causes of regional inequalities within the United Kingdom.

  • Regional inequalities of income and productivity
  • Structural modelling
  • Human capital
  • Labour market outcomes
  • Econometrics