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Dr. Andrew Pickering



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

Departmental roles

  • Leader of Political Economy Research Cluster
  • 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


New Evidence on the Historical Growth of Government in Europe: The Role of Labor Costs. (With Mickael Melki.) European Journal of Political Economy vol. 59, (2019), pp. 445-460.

Sovereign debt: election concerns and the democratic disadvantage. (With Amrita Dhillon and Tomas Sjöström.) Oxford Economic Papers vol. 71, issue 2 (2019), pp. 320-343. 

Inequality and the composition of taxes. (With Sheraz Rajput.) International Tax and Public Finance vol. 25, no. 4 (2018), pp. 1001-1028. 

The economic consequences of political donation limits. (With John Maloney.) Economica vol. 85, issue 339 (2018), pp. 479-517.

Labour costs and the size of government. (With François Facchini and Mickael Melki.) Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics vol. 79, no. 2 (2017), pp. 251-275.

Voting and the economic cycle. (With John Maloney.) Public Choice vol. 162, no. 1-2 (2015), pp. 119-133.

Ideological polarization and the media. (With Mickael Melki.) Economics Letters vol. 125, no. 1, (2014), pp. 36-39.

Party activists, campaign funding and the quality of government. (With John Maloney.) Journal of Law, Economics and Organization vol. 29, no. 1 (2013), pp. 210-238.

Ideology and the size of US state government. (With James Rockey.) Public Choice vol. 156, no. 3-4 (2013), pp. 443-465.

Openness, imported commodities and the sacrifice ratio. (With Héctor Valle.) Berkeley Electronic Journal of Macroeconomics (Topics) vol. 12, issue 1 (2012).

Ideology and the growth of government. (With James Rockey.) Review of Economics and Statistics vol. 93 (2011), pp. 907-919.

The oil reserves production relationship. Energy Economics, vol. 30 (2008), pp. 352-370.

Political business cycles and central bank independence. (With John Maloney and Kaddour Hadri.) Economic Journal, vol. 113, no. 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, vol. 35, no. 8 (2003), pp. 1405-1414.

The discovery decline phenomenon: Microeconometric evidence from the UK continental shelf. Energy Journal, vol. 23, no.1 (2002), pp. 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

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