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

    United Kingdom

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  • 183 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

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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. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Oct 2005

Master, University of Hull

Award Date: 1 Feb 2000

Master, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Award Date: 1 Aug 1998

Bachelor, University of Delhi

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

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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Research Output

  • 183 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
  • An Econometric Analysis of Salience Theory

    Balcombe, K. G., Fraser, I. M. & Sharma, A., 31 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Bulletin of Economic Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Live football and tourism expenditure: match attendance effects in the UK

    Rudkin, S. & Sharma, A., 26 May 2020, In : European Sport Management Quarterly. 20, 3, p. 276-299 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Unconditional quantile regression analysis of UK inbound tourist expenditures

    Sharma, A., Woodward, R. & Grillini, S., 1 Jan 2020, In : Economics Letters. 186, 4 p., 108857.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Consumption of salt rich products: impact of the UK reduced salt campaign

    Sharma, A., di Falco, S. & Fraser, I., 1 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Health Economics and Management. 19, 3-4, p. 341-357 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle