Abhijit Sharma


  • Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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I joined Huddersfield Business School as a Professor in Economics and Finance in 2020, having previously worked at the University of Bradford, University of Kent, Imperial College London and the University of Sheffield. I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Sheffield. I am an experienced academic with an established track record of completing high quality research, developing research networks, securing research funding where I have demonstrated research leadership, and producing high quality research outputs. I research in areas such as innovation and firm theory, corporate finance, international economics and applied econometrics, especially time-series econometrics, quantile regression and nonparametric econometrics. My research has resulted in publications in high quality journals such as the Journal of Agricultural Economics (ABS 3*), Economics Letters (ABS 3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (3*) and Annals of Tourism Research (ABS 4*). I led an international team across six countries as principal investigator for a successful EU FP7 funding bid titled "Crossing Boundaries", awarded EUR194,500 (Dec 2015-Dec 2016; co-investigator: 2013-Nov 2015). Other successful bids include research for the World Bank and the UK Food Standards Agency, and research visits funded by Erasmus+. I am also Associate Editor of Bulletin of Economic Research (ABS 2*).

I am currently researching on interesting and topical areas such as welfare gains arising from trade; understanding liquidity within the eurozone; determinants of innovation outcomes and the role of institutions and IPR systems; and investigating the motherhood penalty for the UK using Understanding Society data. I am currently supervising four PhD students of which three are expected to submit their theses in 2020. I have supervised six PhD students to completion (all of these students received minor corrections). I regularly act as internal and external examiner for PhD examinations.

I have previously led a range of modules at PG level (MSc Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Methods in Finance), UG (IPO and Intangibles), PhD workshops and MBA teaching (Accounting and Economics for Decision Making, core module) at the triple-crown accredited Bradford University School of Management. My teaching aspires to engage with students and enable them to reason effectively and think through complex problems with reference to `real world' decision making.

I have engaged in international outreach (IVA Driebergen and the triple crown Toulouse Business School) and recruitment activities overseas. I have also acted as Programme Leader for specialist MScs in finance, contributing to programme monitoring and review, and programme development in related areas such as Financial Technology.

Research Degree Supervision

I welcome applications from PhD students in the areas of international economics, firm theory and innovation, corporate finance and applied econometrics. Proposals aiming to employ cutting edge statistical / econometric methods in these and related areas are particularly welcome. 

External positions

External Examiner - Economics MA, Swansea University


External Examiner - Economics MA, University College London


Research Expertise and Interests

  • international economics
  • innovation and firm theory
  • corporate finance
  • applied econometrics


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