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Professor Jonathan Thomas FBA

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About this Fellow

Financial Economics Social Statistics Mathematical Economics



Current post

  • Professor of Economics, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer then from 1995 Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, 1985 - 1999
  • Professor Economics, University of St Andrews, 1999 - 2002
  • Professor of Economics, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 2002
  • Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, Unknown Unknown, 1982 - 1984


Self-enforcing wage contracts Review of Economic Studies 1988

Income fluctuation and asymmetric information: an example of a repented principal-agent problem J of Economic Theory 1990

Reputation and experimentation in repeated games with two long-run players Econometrica 1997

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Professor Joel Mokyr

Economic history of Europe, particularly the roots of technological progress and economic growth in Europe during the Industrial Revolution

Professor Stephen Broadberry

Economic history; development of the world economy since AD 1000; the Great Divergence; international comparisons of productivity; wars and economic performance