Biography

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.  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.

Research

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 in areas of industrial organisation, especially in relation to the economics and management of transport and tourism.

Possible topics of research could cover:

  • Dynamic vs uniform pricing
  • Online pricing strategies
  • Housing price
  • The gig and sharing economy
  • Investment in intangible assets and its impact on productivity

Current PhD student:

  • Albert Chuma - Reforming the British Long-Term Care system.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

FIN40015 - Economics of Financial decisions under Risk

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. link> doi>
  • Giovannetti E and Piga CA. 2017. The contrasting effects of active and passive cooperation on innovation and productivity: Evidence from British local innovation networks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, vol. 187, 102-112. link> doi> full text>
  • Alderighi M, Nicolini M, Piga CA. 2016. Targeting leisure and business passengers with unsegmented pricing. TOURISM MANAGEMENT, vol. 54, 502-512. link> doi> full text>
  • Alderighi M, Gaggero AA, Piga CA. 2015. The effect of code-share agreements on the temporal profile of airline fares. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, vol. 79, 42-54. link> doi> full text>
  • Bilotkach V, Gaggero AA, Piga CA. 2015. Airline pricing under different market conditions: Evidence from European Low-Cost Carriers. TOURISM MANAGEMENT, vol. 47, 152-163. link> doi> full text>

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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. link> doi>
  • Giovannetti E and Piga CA. 2017. The contrasting effects of active and passive cooperation on innovation and productivity: Evidence from British local innovation networks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, vol. 187, 102-112. link> doi> full text>
  • Alderighi M, Nicolini M, Piga CA. 2016. Targeting leisure and business passengers with unsegmented pricing. TOURISM MANAGEMENT, vol. 54, 502-512. link> doi> full text>
  • Alderighi M, Gaggero AA, Piga CA. 2015. The effect of code-share agreements on the temporal profile of airline fares. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, vol. 79, 42-54. link> doi> full text>
  • Bilotkach V, Gaggero AA, Piga CA. 2015. Airline pricing under different market conditions: Evidence from European Low-Cost Carriers. TOURISM MANAGEMENT, vol. 47, 152-163. link> doi> full text>
  • Medda G and Piga CA. 2014. Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms. JOURNAL OF PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS, vol. 41(3), 419-434. link> doi>
  • Alderighi M, Nicolini M, Piga CA. 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), 900-915. link> doi> full text>
  • 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. full text>
  • Alderighi M and Piga CA. 2014. SELECTION, HETEROGENEITY, AND ENTRY IN PROFESSIONAL MARKETS. JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, vol. 23(4), 925-951. link> doi>
  • 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>
  • Bottasso A, Conti M, Piga C. 2013. Low-cost carriers and airports' performance: empirical evidence from a panel of UK airports. INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE, vol. 22(3), 745-769. link> doi>
  • Alderighi M and Piga CA. 2012. LOCALIZED COMPETITION, HETEROGENEOUS FIRMS AND VERTICAL RELATIONS. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, vol. 60(1), 46-74. link> doi>
  • Alderighi M, Cento A, Piga CA. 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. link> 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>
  • Alderighi M and Piga CA. 2010. On cost restrictions in spatial competition models with heterogeneous firms. ECONOMICS LETTERS, vol. 108(1), 40-42. link> doi>
  • Gaggero AA and Piga CA. 2010. Airline competition in the British Isles. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW, vol. 46(2), 270-279. link> doi>
  • Gil-Molto MJ and Piga CA. 2008. Entry and exit by European low-cost and traditional carriers. TOURISM ECONOMICS, vol. 14(3), 577-598. link> doi>
  • 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>
  • Piga C and Poyago-Theotoky J. 2005. Endogenous R&D spillovers and locational choice. REGIONAL SCIENCE AND URBAN ECONOMICS, vol. 35(2), 127-139. link> doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2003. Pigouvian taxation in tourism. ENVIRONMENTAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS, vol. 26(3), 343-359. link> doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2003. Territorial planning and tourism development tax. ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH, vol. 30(4), 886-905. link> doi>
  • Piga C and Vivarelli M. 2003. Sample selection in estimating the determinants of cooperative R&D. APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, vol. 10(4), 243-246. link> doi>
  • Filatotchev I, Piga C, Dyomina N. 2003. Network positioning and R&D activity: a study of Italian groups. R & D MANAGEMENT, vol. 33(1), 37-48. link> doi>
  • Piga CAG. 2002. Debt and firms' relationships: The Italian evidence. REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, vol. 20(3), 267-282. link> doi>
  • Piga C. 2002. "Corporate social responsibility: A theory of the firm perspective" - A few comments and some suggested extensions. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, vol. 27(1), 13-15. link>
  • Piga CAG. 2000. Competition in a duopoly with sticky price and advertising. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, vol. 18(4), 595-614. link> doi>
  • Piga CAG. 1998. A dynamic model of advertising and product differentiation. REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, vol. 13(5), 509-522. link>
  • Melis G and Piga CA. 2017. Are all online hotel prices created dynamic? An empirical assessment. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, vol. 67, 163-173. link> doi> full text>
  • Piga CAG, Mantovani A, Reggiani C. On the effects of price parity clauses - what do we know three years later?. Journal of European Competition Law & Practice.

Other

  • Piga CAG. 2014. Private and external benefits from investment in intangible assets.
  • Piga CA and Vivarelli M. 2004. Internal and external R&D: A sample selection approach. OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS (vol. 66, pp. 457-482). link> doi>