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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  • Multiproduct firms and market structure: an explorative application to the product life cycle

    Allanson, P., Montagna, C.

    International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 23, no. 7-8, pp. 587-597

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Unionisation and foreign direct investment: challenging conventional wisdom?

    Leahy, D., Montagna, C.

    Economic Journal, vol. 110, no. 462, pp. 80-92

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Temporary social dumping, union legislation and FDI: a note on the strategic use of standards

    Leahy, D., Montagna, C.

    Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 243-259

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • An Analysis of the Disaggregated Manufacturing Exports of the Asian NIES to EEC, USA and Japan”

    Muscatelli, A., Stevenson, A., Montagna, C.

    Applied Economics, vol. 27, pp. 17-24

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Horizontal Product Differentiation with Firm Specific Costs

    Montagna, C.

    Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 97 , pp. 318-328

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Modelling Aggregate Manufactured Exports for Some Asian NIES

    Muscatelli, A., Stevenson, A., Montagna, C.

    Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. LXXVII , pp. 147-155

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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