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Dr William Jackson



  • BA(Econ)(Manchester)
  • MSc(London)
  • PhD(Warwick)

Departmental roles

  • Programme Director, MSc in Economics and Public Policy
  • Combined Board Executive Committee, History/Economics
  • Environment Board of Studies, Economics representative
  • Exceptional Circumstances Committee, PG programmes
  • Module Review Committee (ex officio, PG Director Economics and Public Policy)



Main research interests are in the economics of population ageing, economic methodology, and institutional and non-neoclassical economic theory. Topics of recent and current research include:

  • The economic consequences of population ageing in developed countries
  • Connections between economic theory and social theory
  • Causal and functional explanation in economics
  • The role of culture, social structure and institutions in economic theorising


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

  • ‘The ethics of price variation’, Forum for Social Economics, 2022,

  • ‘Economics versus literature’ (L’economia contro la letteratura), Narrativa, 2020, 42, 25-38.

  • Markets: Perspectives from Economic and Social Theory, London: Routledge, 2019.

  • ‘Active and passive trading relations’, Journal of Economic Issues, 2019, 53(1), 98-114.

  • ‘Strategic pluralism and monism in heterodox economics’, Review of Radical Political Economics, 2018, 50(2), 237-251.



Second Year

  • Economics of Population

Third Year

  • Economics of Social Policy
  • Alternative Perspectives in Economics


  • Public Policy Analysis

William A Jackson

William Jackson
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/015

Tel: 01904 323773 

William A Jackson publications (PDF , 215kb)

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

Mondays 14.30-16.30

Other times may be available by email appointment.