Hull University Business School

Professor Andrew Abbott

Andrew Abbott

Associate Dean: International & Engagement


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Professor Andrew Abbott is a Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for International and Engagement.


PhD (Durham), Certificate in Education (Higher Education) (Sunderland), MSc (York), BA(Hons) (Sunderland), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Bachelors, Topics in Applied Economics, MSc, Economic Analysis for Business, MBA, Business Environment, and Research.




  • 'The gravity model of international student flows’, World Economy, forthcoming, with M. Silles 2.      
  • ‘Fiscal illusion and cyclical government expenditure: state government expenditure in the USA’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2015, forthcoming, with P. Jones


  • Abbott, A. J., O’Shea, L., Nandeibam, S. (2014). Is there a social norm to recycle?. In Handbook on waste management.. In Kinnaman, T. C., Takeuchi, K. (Ed.), (pp. 53-74). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Abbott, A. J., Jones, P. (2014). Pressures to increase public expenditure and patterns of procyclical expenditure. (vol. 19, pp. 37-51). Economic Issues.
  • Abbott, A. J., Jones, P. (2014). Leaning against an open door’: political ideology and the cyclicality of public expenditure. (vol. 36, pp. 957-969). Journal of Policy Modeling. 0161-8938
  • Abbott, A., O’Shea, L., Nandeibam, S., (2013). Recycling: social norms and warm-glow-revisited. Ecological Economics, Vol. 90, No. 6, pp. 10-18.


  • Abbott, A., Jones, P., (2013). Procyclical government spending: a public choice analysis. Public Choice, Vol. 154, No. 3-4, pp. 243-258.
  • Abbott A., De Vita, G., (2013). Testing for long-run convergence across regional house prices in the UK: a pairwise approach. Applied Economics, Vol. 45, No. 10, pp. 1227-1238.


  • Abbott, A., Jones, P., (2012). Budget deficiets and social protection: cyclical government expenditure in the OECD. Economics Letters, Vol. 117, No. 3, pp. 909-911.
  • Abbott A., Jones, P., (2012). A portfolio analysis of government spending: donor country policies to harmonise aid with other budgets. Journal of Policy Modelling, Vol.34, No.6, pp.921-931.
  • Abbott A., Jones, P., (2012). Intergovernmental transfers and procyclical public spending. Economics Letters, Vol. 115, No. 3, pp. 447-451.Abbott, A., Jones, P., (2012). Procyclical state spending in the USA: the impact of political ideology. Public Finance and Management, Symposium on Democracy and Public Finance, Vol. 12, No.3, pp. 261-280.
  • Abbott A., De Vita, G., Cushman, D. O., (2012). Exchange rate regimes and FDI flows to developing countries. Review of International Economics, Vol. 20, No. 1 pp. 95-107
  • Abbott A., De Vita, G., (2012). Pairwise convergence of district-level house prices in London. Urban Studies, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 719-738.
  • Abbott A., Altinay, L., De Vita, G., (2012). Revisiting the convergence hypothesis for tourism markets: evidence from Turkey using the pairwise approach. Tourism Management, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 537-544.


  • Abbott A., O’Shea, L. Nandeibam, S., (2011). Explaining the variation in household recycling rates across the UK. Ecological Economics, Vol. 70, No. 11, pp. 2214-2223.
  • Abbott A., Jones, P., (2011). Procyclical government spending: patterns of pressure and prudence in the OECD. Economics Letters, Vol. 111, No. 3, pp. 230-232.
  • Abbott A. , De Vita, G., (2011). The ‘Apollo 13’ of macroeconomic policy: the ‘successful failure’ of the UK Quantitative Easing anti-crisis mission. Public Money and Management, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 387-394.
  • Abbott A., De Vita, G., (2011). The impact of exchange rate regimes on foreign direct investment flows. Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 253-274.
  • Abbott A., De Vita, G., (2011). Revisiting the relationship between inflation and growth: a note on the role of exchange rate regimes. Economic Issues, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 37-52.


  • Abbott A., Xing, T., Easaw, J., (2008). Trade integration and business cycle convergence: is the relationship robust across time and space? Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 110, No. 2, pp. 403-417.


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