andrew abbott

Professor Andrew Abbott

Professor in Economics

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School

+44 (0) 1482 466416

Andrew joined the University in 2009 from the University of Bath and has more than 25 years' experience in higher education.

He has held a number of academic management positions at Hull University Business School, including Graduate Research Director, Head of Economics Subject Group and Associate Dean: International and Engagement.

During Andrew's tenure in the latter role, he established numerous academic partnerships, including a new Executive MBA programme, offered with Babeş­Bolyai University in Romania.

In 2016, he was seconded to form the University's Academic Partnership Office. Andrew has extensive research publications with a recent focus on public finance and environmental economics.


Research Interests

  • Public finance
  • Environmental economics
  • International student mobility


Abbott A J, Cabral R, Jones P, 'Intergovernmental Transfers in Mexico: Political Parties and Political Ambitions', Southern Economic Journal (2017)

Abbott A J, O’Shea L, Nandeibam S, 'The Displacement Effect of Convenience: the Case of Recycling', Ecological Economics, vol 36, pp 159-168 (2017)

Abbott A J, Silles M, 'Determinants of International Student Migration', World Economy, vol 39, no 5, pp 621-635 (2016)

Abbott A J, Cabral R, Jones P, 'Political Pressure and Procyclical Expenditure: an Analysis of the Expenditures of State Governments in Mexico', European Journal of Political Economy, vol 37, pp 195-206 (2015)

Abbott A J, O’ Shea L, Nandeibam S, ‘Recycling: Social Norms and Warm-Glow-Revisited’, Ecological Economics, vol 90, no 6, pp 10-18 (2013)


Research PhDs

Prof Abbott welcomes applications in the areas of applied macroeconomics and international finance, public economics and international trade.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Fellowship
  • Cert Ed (HE)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Durham)
  • Certificate in Education, Higher Education (Sunderland)
  • MSc (York)
  • BA Hons (Sunderland)