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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 August 2016

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 August 2016

Contact details

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

Recent books

Current news

  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London DTP invites applications for three postdoctoral fellowships (PDFs) to be based within departments at the partner institutions within the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP): University College London, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of East London.

  • Competition for ESRC Studentships for October 2018 entry is now open

    ESRC PhD Scholarships for 2018 entry are available via UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for suitable candidates.

  • Sundstrom Scholarships for 2017/18 Entry

    Two Home/EU scholarships for MSc programmes are available in the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.