Professor Euan Phimister

Chair in Economics

Professor Euan Phimister

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273855
Address: Room F75 Edward Wright Building




Euan became a member of staff at Aberdeen in 1996, after spending a number of years as a lecturer at the University of Manchester in the School of Economics.  He has held visiting positions at INRA, Rennes and at the Agricultural Economics Institute in the Hague.


Research Interests

Agricultural, Rural and Resource Economics: Farm Household economics, Food, Water and Energy Interactions, Agriculture and Renewable Resources in the wider Economy, Energy Networks and Markets, Access to Energy and Energy Poverty  


Current Research

Current ongoing research includes inter-disciplinary research (funded by the ESRC) in the sustainable use of organic resources in farm households in Ethiopia, and (funded by the British Academy) in the use of existing large scale datasets in Sub-Saharan Africa to broaden the evidence base on how access to credit, water, and energy on impacts on farm household productivity, income, and food security in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Uganda, the impact of new investment in renewables by farm households on the North East Scotland Economy, rural fuel poverty and health, and access to energy.

Teaching Responsibilities

Current Teaching

Introduction to Corporate Finance for Energy (for MSc Students in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance), Introduction to Energy Economics (for MSc students in Geoscience, Engineering, Politics and Law).  Development Economics (for Honours Undergraduate Students).  Derivatives and Treasury Management (for Honours Undergraduate Students)

External Responsibilities

REF2014 Agriculture sub-panel member.  External Associated Editor Journal of Agricultural Economics. Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Analysis (TAGECCA) Scottish Government. 

Admin Responsibilities

Deputy Head of School; Co-lead, Energy and Environment Theme, Business Shool; Management Group, Offshore Renewables Institute. 


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