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Dr Thomas Renstrom

Associate Professor in Economics and Director of MSc Programmes (Economics & Finance)

MA, DPhil (PhD) Oxford

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Associate Professor in Economics and Director of MSc Programmes (Economics & Finance) in the Business SchoolMHL 415+44 (0) 191 33 46369


Thomas received his DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, under supervision of Nobel Laureate Sir James A. Mirrlees.

Thomas is the Director of our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) programmes. He teaches MSc Advanced Macro, Public Choice, and Public Economics, and undegratuate Public Economics. Thomas is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. For more information, including CV, and PhD supervision.

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Research interests

  • Energy Economics
  • Green Finance and Socially Responsible Investment
  • Optimal taxation and public economics in general (especially dynamic taxation)
  • Endogenous Policy (political aspects of economic policy and public finance)
  • Environmental economics
  • Endogenous firm objectives
  • Population economics

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Economics: Government policy in the area of taxation, electricity, population, environment and health


Chapter in book

Conference Proceeding

  • Renstrom, T. (2002). Political institutions and redistribution. Proceedings of the 2002 North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society: Economic Theory, US.

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Working Paper

Supervision students

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