Prof Claudio Piga

Title: Professor of Economics
Phone: + 44 (0)1782 733059
Email: c.piga@keele.ac.uk
Location: DW0.53
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Claudio Piga

Before joining Keele Management School as Professor in Economics, I held positions at Loughborough, Nottingham and Hull University (UK), as well as the University of Sassari (Italy).

My qualifications include a DPhil in Economics (University of York, UK), a Doctorate in Economics (University of Rome Tor Vergata) and an MSc in Economics (University of Turin, Coripe Piemonte).

I am also a Senior Research Fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (http://www.rcfea.org/). I am grateful to the Economics Departments of the Texas A&M University and of
the LUISS University (Rome) for their past invitations as Visiting Professor.

My research interests cover a number of areas in applied microeconomics: pricing, with a particular focus on the airline and the travel and tourism industry; oligopoly theory with an
emphasis on models of localised competition; innovation and total factor productivity. On these, and other more general topics in Industrial Organization, I am very interested in
supervising well qualified PhD candidates.

Selected Publications

  • Bottasso A, Bruno M, Conti M, Piga C. 2017. Competition, vertical relationship and countervailing power in the UK airport industry. JOURNAL OF REGULATORY ECONOMICS, vol. 52(1), 37-62. doi> link>
  • Giovannetti E and Piga CAG. 2017. The Contrasting Effects of Active and Passive Cooperation on Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from British Local Innovation Networks. International Journal of Production Economics. doi> link>
  • Piga CAG, Alderighi M, Nicolini M. 2016. Targeting leisure and business passengers with unsegmented pricing. Tourism Management, vol. 54, 502-512. doi>
  • Alderighi M, Gaggero A, Piga CAG. 2015. The Effects of Code-Share agreements on the temporal profile of airline fares. Transportation Research, Part A. Policy and Practice, vol. 79, 42-54. doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2014. Airline pricing under different market conditions: evidence from European Low Cost Carriers. Tourism Management, vol. 47, 152-163. doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Bottasso A, Bruno M, Conti M, Piga C. 2017. Competition, vertical relationship and countervailing power in the UK airport industry. JOURNAL OF REGULATORY ECONOMICS, vol. 52(1), 37-62. doi> link>
  • Giovannetti E and Piga CAG. 2017. The Contrasting Effects of Active and Passive Cooperation on Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from British Local Innovation Networks. International Journal of Production Economics. doi> link>
  • Piga CAG, Alderighi M, Nicolini M. 2016. Targeting leisure and business passengers with unsegmented pricing. Tourism Management, vol. 54, 502-512. doi>
  • Alderighi M, Gaggero A, Piga CAG. 2015. The Effects of Code-Share agreements on the temporal profile of airline fares. Transportation Research, Part A. Policy and Practice, vol. 79, 42-54. doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2014. Airline pricing under different market conditions: evidence from European Low Cost Carriers. Tourism Management, vol. 47, 152-163. doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2013. Technological Spillovers and Productivity in Italian Manufacturing Firms. Journal of Productivity Analysis, vol. 41(3), 419-434. doi>
  • Alderighi M, Nicolini M, Piga CAG. 2015. Combined Effects of Capacity and Time on Fares: Insights from the Yield Management of a Low-Cost Airline. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 97(4). doi>
  • Piga CAG and Alderighi M. 2014. Market selection, Heterogeneity and Entry in Liberal Professions. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, vol. 23(4), 925-951.
  • Piga CAG and Dobson PW. 2013. The impact of mergers on fares structure: evidence from European low-cost airlines. Economic Inquiry, vol. 51(2), 1196-1217. doi>
  • Piga CAG, Bottasso A, Conti M. 2012. Low cost carriers and airports performance: Empirical evidence from a panel of UK airports. Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 22(3), 745-769. doi>
  • Piga CAG and Alderighi M. 2012. Localised competition, Heterogeneous firms and vertical relations. The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 60(1), 46-74. doi>
  • Piga CAG, Alderighi M, Cento A. 2011. A case study of pricing strategies in European Airline Markets: the London-Amsterdam route. Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 17(6), 369-373. doi>
  • Piga CAG and Gaggero AA. 2011. Airline Market Power and Intertemporal Price Dispersion. The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 59(4), 552-577. doi>
  • Piga CAG and Bachis E. 2011. Low-cost airlines and online price dispersion. International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 29(6), 655-667. doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2010. On cost restrictions in spatial competition models with heterogeneous firms. Economics Letters, vol. 108(1), 40-42. doi>
  • Piga CAG and Gaggero A. 2009. Airline competition in the British Isles. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 14(3), 577-598. doi>
  • Piga CAG and Gil-Molto M. 2008. Entry and Exit by European Low Cost and Traditional Carriers. Tourism Economics: the business and finance of tourism and recreation, vol. 14(3), 577-598.
  • Piga CAG and Alderighi M. 2008. Why should a firm choose to limit the size of its market area?. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 38(2), 191-201. doi>
  • Melis G and Piga CA. Are all online hotel prices created dynamic? An empirical assessment. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Other

  • Piga CAG. 2014. Private and external benefits from investment in intangible assets.

Semester 1

  • ECO20036 - Economic decisions under risk
  • ECO30036 - market Imperfections and Market Failures

Semester 2

  • FIN40015 - Economics of Financial decisions under Risk