Chair in Economics
Euan Phimister is an economist with long standing research interests in household behaviour in imperfect markets. His recent work focusses on links between energy and rural development, including understanding the interrelationships between access to energy, food production and the governance of common resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. A significant proportion of his work has involved economic modelling including current work on modelling debt sustainability in resource rich countries.
He is part of the the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance. In recent years he has been involved in a range of UK Research Council funded inter-disciplinary projects focussed on Sub-Saharan Africa, involving partners from Ethiopia, Ghana, and Uganda.
Within the Business School he has been Deputy Head of School, School Director of Reseach and most recently School Director of Resources. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was the first Director of the School's MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance. He is an Honorary Associate of the James Hutton Institute and has recently been appointed a Panel member for Main Panel A: Sub-panel 6 (Agriculture) in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2020.
Household Economics, Access to Energy and Energy Poverty, Debt Sustainability in Resource Rich Countries, Decision Making in Health, Micro-credit
A main focus for his research is on understanding the interrelationships between access to credit, energy and food production and governance of common resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. This builds on long standing work around (farm) household behaviour and imperfect markets and links with current research on micro-credit repayment performance in Turkey. In addition he is also undertaking research on modelling debt sustainability in resource rich countries, on decision making within DCEs in Health and the Environment.
He was PI of an interdisplinary project funded by the ESRC on the water, food energy nexus (IPORE) and Co-I on a NERC-DfiD funded project on building resilience to drought in Ethiopia (BREAD); and PI on a British Academy funded project examining the use of existing large scale datasets in Sub-Saharan Africa with partners in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.
Current and Recent Teaching
International Financial Management
Empirical Methods in Finance Research
Professional Skills for Finance and Data Analysis
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REF2014 & REF2021 Agriculture sub-panel member. Associate Editor Journal of Agricultural Economics.