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Dr Mark Baimbridge

Senior Lecturer (A, F & E)

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailm.j.baimbridge@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234362

Biography

Dr. Mark Baimbridge is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bradford, UK.

His main research area is the Political Economy of European integration: (i) monetary integration (optimum currency areas, TEU convergence criteria, central bank independence); (ii) UK-EU relationship (alternative forms of membership); (iii) political integration (European Parliamentary elections, referendums, euroscepticism).

A second research theme is the analysis of contemporary labour markets that encompasses a number of areas: (i) labour market flexibility whereby the emphasis is placed upon examining various aspects of modern employment (e.g. job satisfaction, work-life balance, corporate performance, progressive management); (ii) exploration of the wage determination for elite labour markets; (iii) the examination of trade union activity / industrial disputes.

He has published over 45 articles in journals such as: British Journal of Management, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Applied Economics, Journal of European Integration, New Political Economy, The Political Quarterly, Capital and Class, Politics, New Economy, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Journal of Studies on European Integration and Federalism, Contemporary Politics.

His authored/edited books include: The impact of the euro (Macmillan, 2000), Economic and monetary union in Europe (Edward Elgar, 2003 & 2005), Fiscal federalism and European economic integration (Routledge, 2004 & 2014), Current economic issues in EU integration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Implications of the euro (Routledge, 2006), Analysing the 1975 referendum: lessons for the future? (Imprint Academic, 2007), Analysing the 1975 referendum: reflections on the 1975 referendum (Imprint Academic, 2007), Britain, the euro and beyond (Ashgate, 2008), Britain in a global world (Imprint Academic, 2010), Moored to the Continent? (Imprint Academic, 2012), The political economy of the European Social Model (Routledge, 2012 & 2014), Crisis in the eurozone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), The segmentation of Europe: convergence or divergence between core and periphery? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Research

European integration
A distinctive feature of my work concerns the development of a pluralistic critique of the accelerating trend of neoliberalism in the process of European integration regarding the eurozone / economic crisis through extending this analysis to: (i) the monetary transmission mechanism, (ii) fiscal sustainability, (iii) the notion of segmentation across Europe, (iv) decline in social cohesion across Europe.

A longstanding theme is the UK-EU relationship dating back to the late 1980s with a series of publications that helped to initiate the debate over EU membership and alternative options. These ideas have been central to the Brexit debate through various publications / forms of public engagement and will be further developed in terms of: (i) international trade strategies for the UK economy given Brexit, (ii) reflecting upon the UK's two membership referendums.

A further theme is the intersection of economics and politics of EU integration where this research examines: (i) determinants of support for extreme/popularist and eurosceptic political parties/pressure groups, (ii) using the lens of EU-related referendums to explore the potential limits of European integration in terms of the notion of ‘deepening versus widening’.

Labour markets & industrial relations
This research theme firstly focuses upon a number of areas relating to labour market flexibility whereby the emphasis is placed upon examining various aspects of modern employment in relation to both numerical and functional flexibility. Hence, this research evaluates the flexibilisation of working life, both where initiatives are intended to provide improved work-life balance for employees, and where the stimulus arises from the intention to promote more efficient company working patterns, enhanced productivity and higher rates of economic expansion. Completed work has examined flexibility and turnover, while on-going work is examining workplace flexibility practices in relation to absenteeism and redundancies.

A second aspect of this theme is exploration of the wage determinants of elite labour market groups based upon the extension of my previous work on members of parliament and university vice-chancellors to: (i) national leaders, (ii) national legislators, (iii) central bankers, (iv) international organisations, (v) higher education. The uniqueness of their positions is such that a multidimensional methodological is required via several theoretical perspectives (e.g. principal agent theory, classical wage theory, human capital theory and public choice theory) since most institutions lack a clear and consistent statement of the criteria used in both setting starting salaries and providing merited increases.

A third aspect of this theme is the examination of trade union activity / industrial disputes (e.g. as measured by the number of trades unions, number of working days lost due to strikes, number of strikes, the intensity of strikes, number of trades union members). These are examined through two different methodological approaches: (i) detection of structural breaks and (ii) impact of thematic trade union legislation changes.
Research collaborators
NamePhilip Whyman
CompanyUniversity of Central Lancashire
TypeE
 
NameIoannis Litsios
CompanyUniversity of Plymouth
TypeE
 
NameBabatunde Buraimo
CompanyUniversity of Liverpool
TypeE
 
NameAlina Petrescu
CompanyUniversity of Central Lancashire
TypeE
 
NameRaymond Adu
CompanyUniversity of Coventry
TypeE
 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-15: University of Bradford - Programme Leader - Postgraduate Taught Economics Programme
  • 01-JAN-99: University of Bradford - Senior Lecturer
  • 01-JAN-99: University of Bradford - Programme Leader, Undergraduate Economics Degrees
  • 01-JAN-90: University of Bradford - Lecturer
  • 01-JAN-89: University of Bradford - Research Assistant
  • 01-JAN-89: Bradford and Ilkley College - Teaching Assistant
  • 01-JAN-89: University of Bradford - Teaching Assistant
  • 01-JAN-88: University of Bradford - Research Assistant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleInformal training in Chinese small- And medium-sized enterprises (2019)
AuthorsSuseno Y.;Bao C.;Baimbridge M.;Su C.
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
DOI10.1504/IJESB.2019.099879
 
TitleInformal training in Chinese small- and medium-sized enterprises (2019)
AuthorsSuseno, Y.; Bao, Chanzi; Baimbridge, Mark J.; Su, C.
 
TitleReal exchange rate and asymmetric shocks in the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) (2019)
AuthorsAdu, R.; Litsios, Ioannis; Baimbridge, Mark J.
 
TitleReal exchange rate and asymmetric shocks in the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) (2018)
AuthorsAdu, R.; Litsios, I.; Baimbridge, M.
JournalJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
PublisherElsevier
DOI10.1016/j.intfin.2018.12.005
 
TitleWorkplace flexibility practices and corporate performance: evidence from the British private sector (2015)
AuthorsWhyman, P.B.; Baimbridge, Mark J.; Buraimo, B.A.; Petrescu, A.I.
 
TitleRevisiting the European social model(s) debate: challenges and prospects (2014)
AuthorsWhyman, P.B.; Baimbridge, Mark J.; Mullen, A.
 
TitleExports, imports and economic growth in South Korea and Japan: A tale of two economies (2012)
AuthorsZang W.;Baimbridge M.
JournalApplied Economics
DOI10.1080/00036846.2010.508722
 
TitleThe Eurozone as a Flawed Currency Area (2012)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Burkitt B.;Whyman P.
JournalPolitical Quarterly
DOI10.1111/j.1467-923X.2012.02264.x
 
TitleMultiple job holding in the United Kingdom: Evidence from the British household panel survey (2009)
AuthorsWu Z.;Baimbridge M.;Zhu Y.
JournalApplied Economics
DOI10.1080/00036840701335520
 
TitleAlternative relationships between Britain and the EU: New ways forward? (2006)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Burkitt B.;Whyman P.
JournalPolitical Quarterly
DOI10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00811.x
 
TitleInstitutional determinants of entry into UCAS clearing: a study of economics departments (2001)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
DOI10.1080/03098770020030470
 
TitleEconomic policy outside EMU: Strategies for a global Britain (2000)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Burkitt B.;Baimbridge M.
JournalPolitical Quarterly
DOI10.1111/1467-923X.00333
 
TitleEconomic policy outside EMU: Strategies for a global Britain (2000)
AuthorsWhyman, P.;Burkitt, B.;Baimbridge, M.;
JournalPolitical Quarterly
 
TitleAcademic and private sector salaries: Chalk and cheese? (1998)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleOutcome uncertainty in sporting competition: The Olympic games 1896-1996 (1998)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleMatch attendance at Euro 96: Was the crowd waving or drowning? (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleTrade union membership density: The case of the AUT (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Whyman, P.;Simpson, C.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleInstitutional macroeconomic forecasting performance of the UK economy (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Whyman, P.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleDemand for religion in the British Isles (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Whyman, P.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleMovie admissions and rental income: The case of James Bond (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;
JournalApplied Economics Letters
 
TitleInstitutional macroeconomic forecasting performance of the UK economy (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Whyman P.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/135048597355339
 
TitleDemand for religion in the British Isles (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Whyman P.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/758526699
 
TitleMatch attendance at Euro 96: Was the crowd waving or drowning? (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/135048597355014
 
TitleTrade union membership density: The case of the AUT (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Whyman P.;Simpson C.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/135048597354989
 
TitleMovie admissions and rental income: The case of James Bond (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/758521834
 
TitleFactors influencing overseas demand for UK higher education institutions (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
DOI10.1080/0309877970210201
 
TitleFrom check-off to direct debit? Trade union subscriptions in UK universities (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Simpson C.
JournalEmployee Relations
DOI10.1108/01425459710176981
 
TitleA critical British perspective (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Burkitt, B.;Whyman, P.;
JournalNew Political Economy
 
TitleA critical British perspective (1997)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Burkitt B.;Whyman P.
JournalNew Political Economy
DOI10.1080/13563469708406324
 
TitleSatellite television and the demand for football: A whole new ball game? (1996)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Cameron, S.;Dawson, P.;
JournalScottish Journal of Political Economy
 
TitleRewards to academia: The remuneration of vice chancellors and principals (1996)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Simpson, C.;
JournalJournal of Applied Economics
 
TitlePublication performance in the Economic Journal and UFC research rankings (1995)
AuthorsBurkitt B.;Baimbridge M.
JournalApplied Economics
DOI10.1080/00036849500000124
 
TitleEquitable Voting in the EU?: Options for Change (1995)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Burkitt B.
JournalPolitics
DOI10.1111/j.1467-9256.1995.tb00124.x
 
TitleSatellite broadcasting and match attendance: The case of rugby league (1995)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Cameron S.;Dawson P.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/758518985
 
TitleThe European Parliamentary Election of 1994 and racism in Europe (1995)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Burkitt B.;Macey M.
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
DOI10.1080/01419870.1995.9993857
 
TitleAcademic staff salaries: Equity and exploitation (1995)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOI10.1080/135048595356899
 
TitleThe Maastricht Treaty's impact on the welfare state (1994)
AuthorsBurkitt, B.;Baimbridge, M.;
JournalCritical Social Policy
 
TitleThe Maastricht Treaty: exacerbating racism in Europe? (1994)
AuthorsBaimbridge, M.;Burkitt, B.;Macey, M.;
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
 
TitleThe performance of British agriculture and the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy: an historical review (1990)
AuthorsBurkitt, B.;Baimbridge, M.;
JournalRural History: Economy, Society, Culture
 
Book
TitleThe segmentation of Europe: convergence or divergence between core and periphery? (2017)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.; Litsios, Ioannis; Jackson, Karen; Lee, Uih R.
 
TitleCrisis in the Eurozone: Causes, Dilemmas and Solutions (2015)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.; Whyman, P.B.
 
TitleMoored to the Continent? Future Options for Britain and the EU (2012)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J; Whyman, P.B.; Burkitt, B.
PublisherImprint Academic
 
TitleThe political economy of the European Social Model (2012)
AuthorsWhyman, P.B.; Baimbridge, Mark J.; Mullen, A.
 
TitleBritain, the euro and beyond (2008)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Whyman P.
JournalBritain, the Euro and Beyond
 
TitleThe 1975 referendum on Europe. (2007)
 
TitleThe 1975 Referendum on Europe: current analysis and lessons for the future (2007)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.; Whyman, P.B.; Mullen, A.
PublisherImprint Academic
 
TitleThe 1975 referendum on Europe. (2006)
 
TitleCurrent economic issues in EU integration (2004)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Harrop J.;Philippidis G.
JournalCurrent Economic Issues in EU Integration
DOI10.1057/9780230598164
 
TitleThe impact of the Euro : debating Britainʼs future (1999)
 
Book Chapter
TitleProblematic theoretical considerations of monetary unions (2018)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalMonetary Unions: Background, Advantages and Disadvantages
 
TitleDoomed to fail? Convergence and the Eurozone crisis (2018)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Khadzhieva D.
JournalMonetary Unions: Background, Advantages and Disadvantages
 
TitleProblematic theoretical considerations of monetary unions (2018)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.
 
TitleDoomed to fail? Convergence and the Eurozone crisis (2018)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.; Khadzhieva, Dzheren
 
TitleEconomic implications of alternative trade relationships: Post-Brexit options for the UK (2017)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Whyman P.
JournalAfter Brexit: Consequences for the European Union
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-66670-9_10
 
TitleThe impact of the economic crisis on Euroscepticism (2017)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalThe Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism
DOI10.4324/9781315464015
 
TitleThe economic cost of membership (2016)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.
 
TitleTowards a Settlement (2016)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.; Whyman, P.B.
 
TitleEconomy and monetary union (2015)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalThe European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-08774-0_5
 
TitleEconomy and Monetary Union (2015)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.
 
TitleForeign Direct Investment and economic growth in OECD countries (2014)
AuthorsZang, Wenyu; Baimbridge, Mark J.
 
TitleForeign direct investment and economic growth in OECD Countries (2014)
AuthorsZang W.;Baimbridge M.
JournalEconomic Growth in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Role of Governmental Policies, Potential and Constraints
 
TitleTowards a new economics? (2013)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalThe Sustainability Curriculum: Facing the Challenge in Higher Education
DOI10.4324/9781849773287
 
TitleNew international political and economic relationships (2012)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J; Whyman, P.B.; Burkitt, B.
JournalBuilding an Economy for the People : An Alternative Economic and Political Strategy for 21st Century Britain.
PublisherManifesto Press
 
TitleLabour market flexibility as a key determinant of foreign direct investment: Evidence from the UK (2009)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Baimbridge M.
JournalForeign Direct Investment
 
TitleThe left and the Euro (2005)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Baimbridge M.;Burkitt B.
JournalImplications of the Euro: A Critical Perspective from the Left
DOI10.4324/9780203695395
 
TitleA post-Keynesian strategy for the UK economy (2005)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Burkitt B.;Baimbridge M.
JournalImplications of the Euro: A Critical Perspective from the Left
DOI10.4324/9780203695395
 
TitleRediscovering progressive economic policy outside EMU (2005)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Burkitt B.;Baimbridge M.
JournalImplications of the Euro: A Critical Perspective from the Left
DOI10.4324/9780203695395
 
TitleThe ECB in theory and practice (2005)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.
JournalImplications of the Euro: A Critical Perspective from the Left
DOI10.4324/9780203695395
 
Edited Book
TitleBritain in a global world: options for a new beginning (2011)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J; Whyman, P.B.; Burkitt, B.
PublisherImprint Academic
 
TitleThe 1975 Referendum on Europe: reflections of the participants (2006)
AuthorsBaimbridge, Mark J.
PublisherImprint Academic
 
TitleImplications of the Euro: A critical perspective from the left (2005)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Baimbridge M.;Burkitt B.
PublisherRoutledge
DOI10.4324/9780203695395
 
TitleEconomic and monetary union in Europe: Theory, evidence and practice (2003)
AuthorsBaimbridge M.;Whyman P.
PublisherEdward Elgar
DOI10.4337/9781781009697
 
TitleFiscal federalism and European economic integration (2003)
AuthorsWhyman P.;Baimbridge M.
PublisherRoutledge
DOI10.4324/9780203987254