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Professor Andrew Pickering



Andrew Pickering is a Professor in Economics at the University of York where he has worked since 2011. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Bristol, following his PhD (2002) at the University of Exeter. He is currently Managing Editor of the Bulletin of Economic Research.

Departmental roles

Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)



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

Ideological Polarization and Government Debt. (With Mickael Melki). International Tax and Public Finance vol. 29, (2022), pp. 811-833
Voter turnout and intergenerational redistribution. (With Michael Klien and Mickael Melki). Journal of Comparative Economics vol. 49, issue 2 (2021), pp. 603-626 
Polarization and corruption in America. (With Mickael Melki.) European Economic Review vol. 124 (May 2020), article 103397. 

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

  • Principles of Economics

Second Year

  • Macroeconomics 2

Third Year

  • Environmental Economics


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

Tel: 01904 323687

Personal webpage

Office and feedback hours for York Students only during term time:

Friday 9.30-11.30am

Other times may be available by email appointment.