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Professor Peter J Simmons



  • BA(Exeter)
  • MSc(LSE)
  • PhD(Soton)

Member, Editorial Board of Rech Ec de Louvain 
Recent past member editorial board REStud 
ESRC Training Board

Departmental roles

  • Mitigating Circumstances Committee (PG Economics programmes)



My research covers theoretical and empirical work in the areas of:

  • Household behaviour: consumption, financial decisions, housing, labour supply
  • Financial contracting with asymmetric information
  • Externalities & general equilibrium
  • Finance & Resource Markets


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

Simmons, P. J. & Tantisantiwong, N., Equilibrium Moment Restrictions on Asset Returns: Normal & Crisis Periods, European Journal of Finance, 2013, p. 1-26

Simmons, P. J. & Xie, Y., Where is the Grass Greener? A micro-founded model of migration with application to Guangdong, Iza journal of migration, 2013, 2, 7

Menichini, A. & Simmons, P. J., Sorting the Good Guys from Bad: On the Optimality of Deterministic Audit with Ex-Ante Information Acquisition, 2012, CSEF Working Papers

Simmons, P. J., Static decisions may be optimal in a life cycle setting, 2011, The University of York, (Department of Economics Discussion Papers)

Angelini, V. & Simmons, P. J., Housing Debt & Consumption, 2011, The University of York, (Department of Economics Discussion Papers)

Randon, E. & Simmons, P. J., Strategic Consumption Complementarities: Can Price Flexibility Eliminate Inefficiencies and Instability?, 2010, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12, 2, p. 249-279

Simmons, P. J., Effects of Structural Constraints & Costs on Choices, 2010,Labour, 24, SUPPL. 1, p. 25-45

Randon, E. & Simmons, P. J., Base Consumption Levels & Fixed Costs, 2010,Economics Letters, 108, 2, p. 222-224



Second Year

  • Commodity Markets


  • Development and Finance

Peter J Simmons

Peter Simmons
Department of Economics
Room: A/D/245

Tel: 01904 323763

Office & feedback hours during term time:

Mondays 15:00-16:00
Thursdays 15:00-16:00