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Professor Richard Harris, BA, MA, PhD

Deputy Dean (Research), Professor of Economics in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45388
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 45201
Room number: MHL 168

Contact Professor Richard Harris (email at r.i.d.harris@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Before joining Durham University Business School in September 2012, Richard held the positions of Alec Cairncross Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy for Regions at Glasgow University. He previously worked at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Portsmouth in the UK and Waikato in New Zealand. He holds degrees from the Universities of Belfast, Lancaster and Kent.

To date (August 2016), he has published some 151 journal articles, book chapters, and books. He has undertaken a significant amount of public policy research, including extensive work for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) involving acting as an External Advisor on Trade Development Activities and the Asia Task Force project. In 2012-13 he was a member of the BIS/Foresight Lead Expert Group that reported in October 2013 on ‘The Future of Manufacturing in the UK’; and a Special Advisor to the UK Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. Currently he is a member of the ESRC Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) Project Approvals Panel.

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Before joining Durham University Business School in September 2012, Richard held the positions of Alec Cairncross Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy for Regions at Glasgow University. He previously worked at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Portsmouth in the UK and Waikato in New Zealand. He holds degrees from the Universities of Belfast, Lancaster and Kent.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Micro-analysis of firm/plant level productivity in the UK using panel data
  • Differences in (UK) regional performance
  • Evaluation of government industrial policy
  • Relative performance of UK SMEs
  • Evaluation methodology for impact of government assistance on TFP
  • Relative performance of family-owned SMEs

Publications

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