Dr Mark Roberts
- University Lecturer in Spatial Economics, Planning and Policy
- Director of Studies in Land Economy, Murray Edwards College
- Official Fellow, Murray Edwards College
- Co-editor - Spatial Economic Analysis (http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/publications/reajournal.asp)
- International Consultant, The World Bank
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 (3)37112
Dr. Roberts has a research track record of approximately 10 years. His research interests are currently centred on the theoretical and empirical investigation of processes of regional growth and development in both developed and developing countries. This research draws on both neoclassical and alternative theories of urban and regional growth, the new economic geography and spatial econometric techniques. He has also conducted macroeconomic research into the theory and empirics of economic growth.
- Spatial economics
- Spatial econometrics
- Development economics
- Growth theory and empirics
For links to electronic downloads of selected articles, see http://ideas.repec.org/f/pro275.html
- (2011) "International Growth Spillovers, Geography and Infrastructure", The World Economy, Vol. 34, No. 9, pp 1507-1533, September (with U. Deichmann) (first author).
- (2011) "Density, Distance and Division: The Case of Chongqing, China", Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 189-204, July (with C. Goh) (first author)
- (2009) "Increasing Returns and the Growth of Industries in the EU Regions: Paradoxes and Conumdrums". Spatial Economic Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp 127-148 (with A. Angeriz and J. S. L. McCombie).
- (2008) "Effective Demand Constrained Growth in a Two-Sector Kaldorian Model". Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Vol. 31, No. 1, Fall, pp 57-78 (with J.S.L. McCombie).
- (2008) "New Estimates of Returns to Scale and Spatial Spillovers for EU Regional Manufacturing, 1986-2002". International Regional Science Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp 62-87 (with A. Angeriz and J. S. L. McCombie).
- (2007) "The Conditional Convergence Properties of Simple Kaldorian Growth Models", International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 21, No 5, pp 619-632, December.
- (2007) "Returns to Scale and Regional Growth: The Static-Dynamic Verdoorn Law Paradox Revisited", Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 47, No. 2, May, pp 179-208. (with J.S.L. McCombie).
- (2006) "Productivity, Efficiency and Technical Change in EU Regional Manufacturing: A DEA Approach", The Manchester School, Vol. 74, No 4, July, pp 500-525. (with A. Angeriz and J. S. L. McCombie).
- (2004) "The Growth Performances of the GB Counties: Some New Empirical Evidence for 1977-1993", Regional Studies, Vol 38, No 2, April, pp 149-165.
- (2001) "Endogenous Structural Change", Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Vol 4, No 2, November, pp 1-22.
Chapters in edited volumes:
- (forthcoming) "The Theory and Practice of Monetary Policy: A Comprehensive Survey" in Allington, N. and J.S.L. McCombie (eds.), Cambridge Handbook in Applied Economics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- (2010) "Endogenous Regional Growth: A Critical Survey" in Setterfield, M. (ed.), Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (Earlier version available as Centre for Economic and Public Policy Working Paper CCEPP WP01-07, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge).
- (2009) "Never The Twain Shall Meet? On Competing Conceptions of Increasing Returns, Cumulative Causation and Path-Dependency" in Berger, S. (ed.), The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics: The Principle of Circular Cumulative Causation, New York: Routledge (with J.S.L. McCombie)
- (2008) "Growth and Unemployment in an Extended Kaldorian Model" in Arestis, P. et al. (eds), Unemployment: Past and Present, Volume 1, London: Palgrave.
- (2007) "A Non-parametric Analysis of Productivity, Efficiency and Technical Change in EU Regional Manufacturing, 1986-2002" in Fingleton, B. (ed.), New Directions in Economic Geography, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with A. Angeriz and J.S.L McCombie) (first author).
- (2007) "What is Endogeneous Growth?" in Arestis, P. et al. (ed.), Understanding Economic Growth: New Directions in Theory and Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with M. Setterfield).
- (2007) "Modelling historical growth: a contribution to the debate" in Arestis, P. et al., Growth and Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- (2005) "The Old Lady in New Clothes: An Overview of the UK Monetary Policy Framework" in Arestis, P. et al. (ed.), The New Monetary Policy: Implications and Relevance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- (2005) "Response to Professor Edward McKenna's Comment on "History matters": Multiple Equilibria versus Intentional Human Agency" in Setterfield, M. (ed.), Interactions in Analytical Political Economy: Theory, Policy and Applications, Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.
- (2005) ""History Matters": Multiple Equilibria versus Intentional Human Agency" in Setterfield, M. (ed.), Interactions in Analytical Political Economy: Theory, Policy and Applications, Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.
- (2003) "Cumulative Causation and Unemployment" in McCombie, J. S. L., M. Pugno and B. Soro (eds.), Productivity Growth and Economic Performance- Essays on Verdoorn's Law, London: Palgrave, pp 165-196.
- (2002) "The Role of the Balance of Payments in Economic Growth" in Setterfield, M. (ed.), The Economics of Demand-led Growth, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp 87-114 (with J. S. L. McCombie).
Reports & background papers:
- (2009) Chongqing: Urban-Rural Linkages Report, China & Mongolia Sustainable Development Unit, The World Bank, Beijing (author of Chapters 1 & 2; co-author of Executive Summary). (English) (Chinese)
- (2009) EU Regular Economic Report February 2009, Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank: Washington, D.C. (co-author with Indermit Gill and Chorching Goh of "Special Topic: Reshaping Economic Geography) EU10_Main_Report_19_Feb-FINAL
- (2009) Competitiveness and Growth in Brazilian Cities: Local Policies and Actions for Innovation, Report No. 467118-BR, Brazil Country Department, Sustainable Development Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank: Washington, D.C. (author of Chapter 1).
- (2008) "Congestion and Spatially Connective Infrastructure: The Case of London in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries", background paper to the 2009 World Development Report, available from the World Development Report office, The World Bank: Washington, D.C. Spatial Connectivity – Historical London
Recently published working papers:
- (2010) "On the Road to Prosperity?The Economic Geography of China's National Expressway Network ", World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5479, The World Bank, Washington, DC.
- (2009) "International Growth Spillovers, Geography and Infrastructure", World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5153, The World Bank, Washington, D.C..
- (2001) Review of Cornwall, J. and W. Cornwall (2001), Capitalist Development in the 20th Century: an Evolutionary-Keynesian Analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) for The World Economy, vol 25, No 7, July, pp 1039-1041.