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Dr Karen Jackson

PositionSenior Lecturer in Economics (currently on secondment: China and East Asia Development Director, University of Bradford)
Department or DivisionEconomics
Telephone+44(0)1274 233965
EmailK.Jackson2@bradford.ac.uk
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Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Students Supervised:

Status

Name

Completed in 2012

Wenyu Zang

Completed in 2014

Zhang He

Current (PhD)

Temitope Lawal

Current (PhD)

Alistair Alleyne

Current (PhD)

Essa Bah

Current (PhD)

Elia Paul Venetsanos   

 

Biography

Dr Karen Jackson is a microeconomist with a focus on international trade. She currently works as the Development Director for China and East Asia, as well as holding the post of Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bradford. She has also worked for the University of Stirling, University of Sussex, University of Manchester and the Institute of Development Studies as well as the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Department for International Development. She has worked on a range of funded projects. 

Study History

 

Award

Subject

Date

Institution

Fellow

 

2007

Higher Education Academy

DPhil

Economics

2007

University of Sussex

MSc

Economics

2000

University of Nottingham

BA

Economics and Mathematics

1999

University of Kent

 

Professional History

Current post:

Start date

Post title

2013

 

 

2005

Development Director, China and East Asia (Secondment)

University of Bradford

 

Senior Lecturer in Economics (Permanent)

University of Bradford

 

Employment history:

Dates

Post title

2010-2013

Head of Economics, University of Bradford

2008-2010

Co-President, UCU University of Bradford Local Association

2007-2009

External Supervisor and Visiting Lecturer, IDPM and Department of Economics, University of Manchester

2004

Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Unit at the Department for International Development.

2004-2005

Research Officer, DFID funded project "A Framework for Evaluating Regional Trade Agreements Involving Developing Countries", University of Sussex

2001-2005

Associate Staff, Department of Economics, University of Sussex

2001-2004

Associate Staff, Institute of Development Studies

 

Consultancy and advisory assignments:

2013-14

Project Lead, Economics Network Collaborative Research Project: Economics students' changing expectations

2011

Principle Investigator, Higher Education Academy (Economics Network):  Dealing with Students with Diverse Mathematics and Statistics Abilities

2004

Consultant to the Europe Middle East and Americas Policy Department of the Department for International Development: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Middle-Income Countries A strategy for DFID: 2005–2008

2002

Consultant to the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat: An examination of the variety of government programmes and incentives available to small businesses and minority groups in the United Kingdom

 

Networks/Roles

Date

Name of organisation

2001 -

University College Union

2007 -

Royal Economic Society

Publications

  • Jackson, K., C. Lei, J. Li and A. Vourdas (submitted), “The Contribution of the Wigner Function to Economics: An Application to International Trade”, Economic Modelling.
  • Jackson, K. and W. Zang (accepted), “Evaluating methodological issues in the tourism literature: UK outgoing tourism and trade links”, Economic Issues
  • Jackson, K. (2013), “Great Achievements and Great Challenges: The EU Common Fisheries Policy” in Re-examining the EU policies in a global perspective edited by M. R. Szeles, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Jackson, K. (2012), “Reconsidering the Silk Road: Tourism in the Context of Regionalism and Trade Patterns“ in Handbook on the Economics of Leisure edited by S. Cameron, Edward Elgar.
  • Evans, D., M. Gasiorek, P. Holmes, L. Iacovone, K. Jackson, S. Robinson, J. Rollo (2005). "A Framework for Evaluating Regional Trade Agreements Involving Developing Countries", Report for DfID.
  • Jackson, K., J. Lafortune, J.C.R. Rowley, S.R. Vemuri, and R. Scollay (2003), "Investment Incentives in Commonwealth Developed Countries and the WTO Investment Negotiations." Commonwealth Secretariat Economic Paper Series.