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Prof Claudio Piga
|Title:||Professor of Economics|
|Phone:||+ 44 (0)1782 733059|
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.
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.
Full Publications List show
Technological Spillovers and Productivity in Italian Manufacturing Firms. Journal of Productivity Analysis, vol. 41(3), 419-434. doi>2013.
Market selection, Heterogeneity and Entry in Liberal Professions. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, vol. 23(4), 925-951. full text>2014.
The impact of mergers on fares structure: evidence from European low-cost airlines. Economic Inquiry, vol. 51(2), 1196-1217. doi>2013.
Low cost carriers and airports performance: Empirical evidence from a panel of UK airports. Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 22(3), 745-769. doi>2012.
Localised competition, Heterogeneous firms and vertical relations. The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 60(1), 46-74. doi>2012.
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>2011.
Airline Market Power and Intertemporal Price Dispersion. The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 59(4), 552-577. doi>2011.
Low-cost airlines and online price dispersion. International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 29(6), 655-667. doi>2011.
On cost restrictions in spatial competition models with heterogeneous firms. Economics Letters, vol. 108(1), 40-42. doi>2010.
Airline competition in the British Isles. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 14(3), 577-598. doi>2009.
Entry and Exit by European Low Cost and Traditional Carriers. Tourism Economics: the business and finance of tourism and recreation, vol. 14(3), 577-598.2008.
Why should a firm choose to limit the size of its market area?. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 38(2), 191-201. doi>2008.
Are all online hotel prices created dynamic? An empirical assessment. International Journal of Hospitality Management. full text>
On the effects of price parity clauses - what do we know three years later?. Journal of European Competition Law & Practice.
Private and external benefits from investment in intangible assets.2014.
- ECO20036 - Economic decisions under risk
- ECO30036 - market Imperfections and Market Failures
- FIN40015 - Economics of Financial decisions under Risk