Professor Euan Phimister

Professor Euan Phimister

Chair in Economics

Professor Euan Phimister
Professor Euan Phimister

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room F75 Edward Wright Building




Euan Phimister is an agricultural and resource economist.  He became a member of staff at Aberdeen in 1996, after spending a number of years as a lecturer at the University of Manchester in the School of Economics.  He is an Honorary Reseach Associate at the James Hutton Institute.  He has held visiting positions at INRA, Rennes and at the Agricultural Economics Institute in the Hague.  He has been involved in a range of EU, UK Government and Research Council funded projects over the last 15 years and has worked within a range of interdisciplinary teams involving Rural Sociologists, Geographers, Engineers and Scientists. 



Research Interests

Agricultural, Rural and Resource Economics: Farm Household economics, Food, Water and Energy Interactions, Agriculture and Renewable Resources in the wider Economy, Energy Networks and Markets, Access to Energy and Energy Poverty  


Current Research

Euan Phimister is an agricultural and resource economist.  He has long standing research interests in the modelling of behaviour within households, including farm household investment and off-farm labour supply, understanding the operation of rural labour markets, and more recently work which links to agriculture, energy and development, such as rural (fuel) poverty, and understanding the interrelationships between food production, access to energy and water in farm households in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was PI of an interdisplinary project funded by the ESRC on the water, food energy nexus (IPORE). He is 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 to broaden the evidence base on how access to credit, water, and energy on impacts on farm household productivity, income, and food security with partners in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.   He is also currently involved in research considering fiscal policy frameworks in a number of resource rich countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  



Teaching Responsibilities

Current Teaching

Introduction to Corporate Finance for Energy (for MSc Students in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance),  Development Economics (for Honours Undergraduate Students).  Derivatives and Treasury Management , International Financial Management  (for Honours Undergraduate Students).

Further Info

External Responsibilities

REF2014 Agriculture sub-panel member.  External Associated Editor Journal of Agricultural Economics. Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Analysis (TAGECCA) Scottish Government. 

Admin Responsibilities

Deputy Head of School (Resources & Planning); Co-lead, Energy and Environment Theme, Business Shool; Management Group.



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