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. 

External Affiliations


Research Interests

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

Research Grants

Current 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 -: "Management practices, firms’ performance and internationalisation", Pool Engagement in European Research - PEER, Scottish Government, PI: £8,000.
  • 2014 -: “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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External Responsibilities

Admin Responsibilities

  • School Director of Research
  • Director of Research for Economics

Policy Papers

  • "Globalisation and the Future of the Welfare State", with Y-F Chen, Holger Görg, Dennis Görlich, Hassan Molana, and Yama Temouri, IZA Policy Paper No. 81, March 2014.