Dr. Andrew Pickering



  • BA(Stirling)
  • MSc(Exeter)
  • PhD(Exeter)

Departmental roles

  • Director of Teaching Scholars
  • Peer Support for Teaching Macroeconomics Group Leader
  • PPE Liaison Officer
  • UG Admissions and Open Day Team



My main areas of research are:

  • political economics
  • applied macroeconomics
  • environmental and natural resource economics


Selected publications

Link to RePEc page.

Please see my personal webpage for recent discussion papers

Sovereign Debt: Election Concerns and the Democratic Disadvantage. (With Amrita Dhillon and Tomas Sjöström.) Accepted, Oxford Economic Papers.

Inequality and the composition of taxes. (With Sheraz Rajput.) Forthcoming, International Tax and Public Finance. URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10797-017-9476-x

The economic consequences of political donation limits. (With John Maloney.) Economica vol. 85 (2018), pp. 479-517. URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ecca.12260

"Ideological Polarization and the Media" with Mickael Melki. Economics Letters 125(1), 2014, 36-39.

"Party Activists, Campaign Funding and the Quality of Government" with John Maloney.  Journal of Law, Economics & Organization 29(1), 2013, 210-238.

"Ideology and the Size of US State Government" with James Rockey. Public Choice 156(3), 2013, 443-465.

"Openness, Imported Commodities and the Sacrifice Ratio" with Héctor Valle. Berkeley Electronic Journal of Macroeconomics (Topics) 12(1), 2012.

"Ideology and the Growth of Government" with James Rockey. Review of Economics and Statistics 93(3), 2011, 907-919.

"The Oil Reserves Production Relationship" Energy Economics 30(2), 2008, 352-370.

"Political Business Cycles and Central Bank Independence" with John Maloney and Kaddour Hadri. Economic Journal 113(486), 2003, C167-C181.

"Behind the Cube Rule: implications of, and evidence against a fractal electoral geography" with John Maloney and Bernard Pearson. Environment and Planning A 35(8), 2003, 1405-1414.

"The Discovery Decline Phenomenon: microeconometric evidence from the UK continental shelf" Energy Journal 23(1), 2002, 57-71.



First Year

  • Economics 1

Second Year

  • Macroeconomics 2

Third Year

  • Political Economics

Andrew Pickering
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/117

Tel: 01904 323687

Personal webpage

Office & feedback hours during term time:

Thursday 10.00-12.00