Professor Tim Worrall
Professor of Economics
Educated at Liverpool and Essex Universities and graduated with a PhD in Economics from Liverpool University in 1983. Previously a member of Professor Frank Hahn's ESRC project on Risk, Information and Quantity Signals in Economics at Cambridge University 1983-85 and part of the DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 178 on the Internationalization of the World Economy at Konstanz and Kiel Universities, 1987-1990. Also Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Reading University and Liverpool University, Professor of Economics at Keele University 1996-2008 and Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Manchester, 2008-2011.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Convenor of Honours Examination Board
UoA16 Economics and Econometrics Coordinator
Asset Pricing (SGPE)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Areas of interest for supervision
I am available to spervise in the areas of dynamic contract theory, credit and labour markets.
Current PhD students supervised
- Sikandar Soin (Edinburgh), started 2016.
Past PhD students supervised
- Aodi Tang (Economic Model Analyst, Risk Stratergy, HSBC Bank, Edinburgh), graduated Edinburgh University 2018.
- Pongpalin Yingchoncharoen, graduated with MRes in Economics, Edinburgh University 2018.
- Rongyu Wang (Post Doctoral Fellow, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), graduated Edinburgh University, 2016.
- Sareh Vosooghi (Stipendary Lecturer, St Edmund Hall, Oxford), graduated Edinburgh University, 2016
- Vasco Filipe de Figueiredo Alves (Lecturer, University of Birmingham), graduated Edinburgh University, 2016.
- Michael King, graduated University of Manchester, 2011.
- Ioannis Lazopoulos (Lecturer in Economics, University of Surrey), graduated Keele University, 2006.
- Alex Dickson (Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Strathclyde), graduated Keele University, 2005.
- Svetlana Andrianova (Reader in Economics, University of Leicester), graduated London South Bank University, 2001.
My principal research interests (with corresponding JEL classification) are: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory (C7) • Market Structure and Pricing (D4) • Information and Uncertainty (D8) • Intertemporal Choice and Growth (D9) • Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment (E2) • Financial Markets (G1) • Corporate Finance and Governance (G3) • Regulation and Industrial Policy (L5). My main areas of current research are in limited commitment, principal-agent problems and contract theory, risk and uncertainty and network design.
Current research interestsContract Theory; Risk and Uncertainty; Network Design.
Portfolio sales and signaling
Dynamic relational contracts under complete information
Stochastic stability of monotone economies in regenerative environments
Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance
Portfolio Sales and Signaling