Ron Smith

Ron Smith is Professor of Applied Economics at Birkbeck and a Co-Director of the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS). His research interests encompass econometrics, defence economics and political economy. He has published 10 books as author or editor and over 100 articles in refereed journals including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The American Economic Review and The Economic Journal.

Selected publications:

Monetary Policy, Central Banking and Economic Performance in the Caribbean
(with Derick Boyd) (Kingston: University of West Indies Press, 2011).
Military Economics: The Interaction of Power and Money (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009), shortlisted for the 2010 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature.
Arms Trade Security and Conflict (editor with Paul Levine) (London: Routledge, 2003).
Energy Demand in Asian Developing Economies (with M H Pesaran and T Akiyama) (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the World Bank and Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 1998).