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Ron Smith

Professor of Applied Economics
BA, PhD (Camb)

  • Taught at Cambridge before coming to Birkbeck in 1976. Visiting Professor at London Business School (1992) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (1997-8).

For more information, CV September 2014

Research Interests

  • econometrics
  • defence economics
  • political economy

RePEc Web page (to download papers)

Google Scholar profile

Latest book Monetary Policy, Central Banking and Economic Performance in the Caribbean, with Derick Boyd



  • Applied Statistics and Econometrics (Graduate Diplomas and BSc)
  • Econometrics (MSc Economics, Financial Economics, PG Dip Econometrics)
  • Panel Time Series (CEMMAP) revised January 2016

Contact details

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7631 6413
Room: 723
Office Hours: Any time, email for appointment

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