Dr Stephen Trotter

Lecturer/ Director of Learning and Teaching for the Business School

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


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Dr Stephen Trotter has been a lecturer at the University of Hull since 1986.

His particular responsibilities at Hull - beyond teaching and research - have mostly been in the areas of undergraduate programme leadership and quality assurance.

The latter has included work outside the Business School, involving programmes in other subjects at Hull and also in economics at other universities.

Dr Trotter has been Director of Learning and Teaching for the Business School since the start of 2017.

He previously spent four years at the University of Liverpool as a temporary lecturer.


Research Interests

  • Public sector applied microeconomics

  • Nationalised and regulated industries

  • Transport economics

Research groups

Collaborates with Dr Michael Nolan at the University of Hull, Dr Jo McHardy at the University of Sheffield and Dr Michael Reynolds at the University of Leeds.


M A Nolan, M M Reynolds and S D Trotter, 'Does the local economic performance league table lie? Concentric banding and the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010', Local Economy, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 403-418 (2012)

J P McHardy, M M Reynolds and S D Trotter, 'On the Problem of Network Monopoly', Theory and Decision, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 223-248 (2012)

J P McHardy, M M Reynolds and S D Trotter, 'Network Interconnectivity with Competition and Regulation', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 47, pp 97-110 (2012)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Principles of Economics 1

  • Statistics for Economics

  • Research Methods

  • Advanced Business Economics

  • Economics of Government

Research PhDs

Dr Trotter welcomes applications in public sector economics, regulated industries, transport economics and applied microeconomics.

Completed PhDs

  • M M Reynolds, Theoretical Investigations into Competition, Regulation, and Integration in Transport Networks, 2002–2008 (second supervisor)

  • T Fu, An exploration of ex post contract adjustment under Public Private Partnership with special investigation of the transportation industry, 2010–2014 (second supervisor for first year, then first supervisor after original first supervisor left the University)

  • A Mwakibete, Factors Influencing Property Tax Collection in Tanzania: A Case Study of Kinondoni, Dodoma and Morogoro Municipalities, 2010–2015 (first supervisor)

  • A Stead, Regulation and Efficiency in UK Public Utilities, 2012-2017 (joint supervisor)

Current PhD supervisions 

  • F Cox, The Economic Impact of Siemens’ Investment in the Humber Region, 2016 to date (second supervisor)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Cambridge)

  • MSc in Social Sciences (Bristol)

  • DPhil in Economics (York)

External roles

  • External Examiner in Economics and Quantitative Methods, Westminster International University in Tashkent, 2014–2018

  • External Examiner in Economics, University of Leeds, 2017–2021