Dr John Peirson
Reader in Economics
School of Economics, Kennedy Building, Room 126
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John Peirson (PhD Southampton) is a Reader in Economics. He began his career as an economist in 1976 working for the Department of Energy before shortly moving on to a post as research assistant at the University of Southampton. After one year, he was awarded a PhD scholarship in the School of Economics at Southampton. From 1980, he worked for three years as a research fellow at the University of Sheffield. His first teaching job was at the University of York from 1983-86. In 1986, he moved to the University of Kent and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1997, and to Reader in 2012.
John's research interests are in the economics of uncertainty, transport, gambling markets and energy. He is currently interested in the efficiency of markets with uncertain outcomes. He is also interested in the externalities of road transport and, in particular, congestion, hypercongestion and accidents. He has advised the UK government and the European Union on the economic analysis of road accidents and congestion. He is also investigating the efficiency, equity and operation of gambling markets and issues concerning problem gambling.back to top
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John's main future research areas are:
- the economics of uncertainty and, in particular, the efficiency of markets under uncertainty;
- the economics of the operation of gambling markets;
- the economics of road congestion and accidents.
John's RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/ppe341.htmback to top
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John Peirson is interested in supervising new PhD students in:
- the economics of road transport
- the economics of gambling markets
Current PhD students
Past PhD students
- Dr Prapakorn Winaisathaporn: "The Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of the Economics of Congestion and Hypercongestion", completed 2015
- Dr Sylvain Barde: "A comparative economic analysis of agglomeration theory", completed 2007.
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- GES Higher Degree Apprenticeship Development
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