Professor Catia Montagna

Professor Catia Montagna
Professor Catia Montagna
Professor Catia Montagna

Jaffrey Chair of Political Economy

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273690
Office Address

EW S28

Business School


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. 


Research Overview

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

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

  • International Trade (Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics MSc)

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Books and Reports

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Working Papers