Prof Simon Clark
Professor of Economics
Simon Clark has been Head of the School of Economics since 2009. He was educated at the London School of Economics. His PhD was written under the supervision of the late Michio Morishima on decentralised planning procedures.
Prior to joining Edinburgh, he worked as an economic analyst in the City, and as a lecturer at Bristol University. He has held visiting positions at Queen's University, Canada, and at the European University Institute.
His research interests are in the areas of wage bargaining, the economics of marriage and divorce, matching theory, and the analysis of public goods.
He also has an interest in making economics accessible and relevant to policy makers; he acts as an assessor for entry to the UK Government Economic Service and has also stood for Parliament.
Current research interestsMatching and sorting Economics of marriage and divorce Public goods Wage bargaining and strike behaviour
Basement membrane ligands initiate distinct signalling networks to direct cell shape
"You're just my type!"
Matching and Sorting when Like Attracts Like
The Uniqueness of Stable Matchings
Samuelson machines and the optimal public-private mix