Chair in Economics


Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273690
Address: EW S29


Catia joined the University of Aberdeen in June 2013. She previously held appointments at the University of Glasgow and the University of Dundee. 

External Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Firms in the Global Economy
  • Labour Markets, Trade and FDI
  • Globalisation and the Welfare State
  • Globalisation, Economic Insecurity and Wellbeing

Research Grants

Current Research Grants

  • 2015-2018: "Globalisation, Labour Markets and the Welfare State", NORFACE Welfare State Futures (€ 807,446) - Project PI, with Holger Görg (IFW-Kiel) and Fredrik Sjöholm (Lund University).
  • 2014 -: "Management practices, firms’ performance and internationalisation", Pool Engagement in European Research - PEER, Scottish Government, PI: £8,000.
  • 2014 -: “Skill Mismatches and Competitiveness: Workers, Firms and Industries”, ESRC/Scottish Government +3 Collaborative Scholarship – student Pietropaolo Vanin (First supervisor, with Keith Bender).
  • 2012-16:  “Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe” (, (with H. Molana and Y-F Chen from the University of Dundee) –  EU Cooperation Programme / Theme 8 / Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (Call ID “FP7-SSH-2011-1”), total bid value € 8.5 million involving 33 institutions from 12 European Countries).
  • 2010 -: "The Effects of Economic Insecurity on Health and Wellbeing", ESRC 1+3 Studentship Competition – student Daniel Kopasker.

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate Courses

  • International Economics (EC3024, Course Coordinator)
  • Industrial Economics (EC3522)

Postgraduate Courses

  • International Trade and Development (EC5506, Coordinator)
  • Applied Public Policy Analysis (EC5505, Coordinator)
  • Business Strategy (BU5558, Coordinator)
  • International Trade (Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics MSc)

External Responsibilities

  • Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE)-Scottish Government Policy Forum Coordinator
  • Member of the Technical Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Analysis (TAGECCA), Scottish Government

Admin Responsibilities

  • School Director for Postgraduate Research
  • Convener, Staff Mentoring Commitee

Policy Papers

  • "Globalisation and the Future of the Welfare State", with Y-F Chen, Holger Görg, Dennis Görlich, Hassan Molana, and Yama Temouri, IZA Policy Paper No. 81, March 2014.


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