Professor Catia Montagna

Professor Catia Montagna

Jaffrey Chair of Political Economy

Professor Catia Montagna
Professor Catia Montagna

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen EW S28


Catia joined the University of Aberdeen in June 2013 as Professor of Economics. She was awarded the Jaffrey Chair of Political Economy in 2018. She previously held appointments at the University of Glasgow and at the University of Dundee where she held a Personal Chair in Economics. 

Catia is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is the Joint Managing Editor of the Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

External Affiliations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • School Director of Research
  • Director of Research for Economics

Research Overview

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

Research Funding and Grants

Recent Major 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 -2018: “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

  • Business Strategy (BU5558, Coordinator)
  • International Trade (Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics MSc)


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  • Work hours, social value of leisure and globalisation

    Hansen, J. D., Molana, H., Montagna, C., Nielsen, J. U.

    Journal of Socio-Economics, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 317-326

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Strategic investment and international outsourcing in unionised oligopoly

    Leahy, D., Montagna, C.

    Labour Economics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 260-269

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • On the causal relationship between trade-openness and government-size: evidence from OECD countries

    Molana, H., Montagna, C., Violato, M.

    International Journal of Public Policy, vol. 7, no. 4-6, pp. 226-249

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Outsourcing versus FDI in oligopoly equilibrium

    Leahy, D., Montagna, C.

    Spatial Economic Analysis, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 149-166

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Should I stay or should I go?: Foreign direct investment, employment protection and domestic anchorage

    Dewit, G., Goerg, H., Montagna, C.

    Review of World Economics, vol. 145, no. 1, pp. 93-110

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Foreign direct investment, tax competition and social expenditure

    Goerg, H., Molana, H., Montagna, C.

    International Review of Economics & Finance, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 31-37

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A note on export-platform Foreign Direct Investment, training and absorptive capacity

    Chatterji, M., Montagna, C.

    Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 323-332

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Expansionary Effects of Welfare State Policies in a Small Open Economy

    Molana, H., Montagna, C.

    North American Journal of Economics and Finance, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 231-246

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Welfare state, market imperfections and international trade

    Molana, H., Montagna, C.

    Open Economies Review, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 95-118

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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