Dr Martin Robson, BA, MA, PhD
Martin is currently the module leader for the Economics Dissertation and a member of the Business School's Research Ethics sub-Committee. Prior to joining the University in 2000, he lectured for a number of years at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Martin's main teaching and research interests are in the fields of Labour Economics and Industrial organisation,.
Martin is currently the module leader for the Economics Dissertation and a member of the Business School's Research Ethics sub-Committe. Prior to joining the University in 2000, he lectured for a number of years at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Economics of the labour market effects of natural disasters
- Regional labour markets
- Small business and entrepreneurship, in particular the economics of self-employment
- The economic impact of labour market institutions
- Radulescu,R. & Robson, M. (2019). Does Strict Employment Protection Legislation Influence the Rate of Workplace Accidents?. The Manchester School 88(1): 91-118.
- Radulescu, R. & Robson, M. (2013). Does labour market flexibility matter for investment? A study of manufacturing in the OECD. Applied Economics 45(5): 581-592.
- Reimann, N. & Robson, M. (2013). Using seen examination questions in economics: an evaluation. Journal of Further and Higher Education 37(2): 224-241.
- Robson, M.T. (2009). Structural Change, Employment Specialization and Regional Labour Market Performance: Evidence for the UK. Applied Economics 41(3): 275-293.
- Radulescu, R. & Robson, M. (2008). Trade Unions, Wage Bargaining Coordination and Foreign Direct Investment. Labour 22(4): 661-678.
- Robson, M.T. (2007). Explaining Cross-National Variations in Entrepreneurship: the Role of Social Protection and Political Culture. Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal 28(4): 863-92.
- Robson, MT (2006). Sectoral shifts, employment specialization and the efficiency of matching An analysis using UK regional data. Regional Studies 40(7): 743-754.
- Parker, S.C. & Robson, M.T. (2004). Explaining international variations in self-employment Evidence from a panel of OECD countries. Southern Economic Journal 71(2): 287-301.
- Robson, M. T. (2003). Does stricter employment protection legislation promote self-employment?. Small Business Economics 21(3): 309-319.
- Robson, M. T. (2003). Housing markets and regional unemployment flows in Great Britain. The Manchester School 71(2): 132-155.
- Robson, M. & Barlow, D. (2002). Have unincorporated businesses in the UK been constrained in their access to bank finance?. Applied Financial Economics 12(9): 673-680.
- Robson, M. T. (2001). Regional variations in the competitiveness of unemployed job-seekers and the rate of outflows from unemployment. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 63(1): 61-90.
Available for media contact about:
- Economics: competition policy
- Economics: trends in self-employment and small business development
- Employment: national and regional labour market trends
- Regional Economy: national and regional labour market trends