Prof. Caroline Elliott

 Deputy Dean
Caroline Elliott Aston Business School

Caroline started at Aston Business School as Deputy Dean in March 2017, having been Professor of Industrial Economics, Director of Teaching and learning and Head of the Learning Development Group at the University of Huddersfield. She previously held academic roles at the Universities of Lancaster and Manchester. She is currently the Chair of The Chartered Association of Business Schools Degree Apprenticeships Working Group. She has a long association with The Economics Network, currently being a Senior Associate with The Economics Network and one of the joint Royal Economic Society / Economics Network Independent Panel of Experts. She is the senior economics editor of the journal Cogent Economics and Finance, also a contributing editor for the Economic Review magazine.  

Role: Deputy Dean  

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3562 
Email: c.elliott4@aston.ac.uk  Room:  Main Building 615a

  • PhD in Economics and Econometrics, University of Manchester 
  • MA in Economics, University of Manchester 
  • BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University 
  • PFHEA

Prior to working at ABS I was Professor of Industrial Economics, Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of the Learning Development Group at the University of Huddersfield. Previously I was a lecturer and then a senior lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University, and I have also taught at the universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Kentucky.

Microeconomics, Business Economics and Industrial Economics.

My research is in the fields of industrial and education economics. In terms of industrial economics I am interested in regulation and competition policy and the impacts of regulatory interventions on firms' behaviour. I also research the impacts of potential quality signals on consumer purchasing decisions, including in the education markets. 

£25,000 from the UK Subsea Cables Industry and Crown Estate to evaluate the economic and societal impacts of the subsea cables industry.
  • The Economics Network 
  • Principal Fellow of the HEA

 

  • ‘Determinants of film survival and box office success in China’, with P. Konara, H. Ling, C. Wang and Y. Wei, in the Asian Pacific Journal of Management, forthcoming 2017.
  • ‘Substitution between leisure activities: a quasi-natural experiment using sports viewing and cinema attendance’, (2016) with S. Izquierdo Sanchez and R. Simmons, Applied Economics, vol.48(40), pp.3848-3860. 
  • ‘The Impacts of Competition, Cooperation and Regulatory Intervention in the British Independent School Sector’, (2016) with P. Konara and Y. Wei, International Journal of the Economics of Business, vol.23(2), 243-262. 
  • ‘The Impact of MBA Programme Attributes on Post-MBA Salaries’, (2016) with K. Tong Soo, Education Economics, vol.24(4), pp.427-443. 
  • ‘The International Market for MBA Qualifications’, (2013) with K. Tong Soo, Economics of Education Review, vol.34, pp.162-174. 
  • ‘Factors Determining UK Album Success’, (2011) with R. Simmons, Applied Economics, vol.43, no.30, pp.4699-4706. 
  • ‘Advertising Media Strategies in the Film Industry’, (2011) with R. Simmons, Applied Economics, vol.43, no.29, pp.4461-4468. 
  • ‘The Impact of Regulatory Intervention on the UK Store Card Industry’, (2010) with Y. Wei in International Journal of the Economics of Business, vol. 17, no.1, pp.87-98.

    Awarded the inaugural best paper prize 2010 of the journal, and reprinted in a special edition of the journal (2013) as selected as one of the top twenty papers published in the journal in the past twenty years. 
  • ‘Does Price Matter? Overseas Students in UK Higher Education’, (2010) with K. Tong Soo, Economics of Education Review, vol.29, pp.553-565. 
  • ‘The Effect of Government Policy on Tobacco Advertising Strategies’, (2010) with Y. Wei and P. Lenton in The Bulletin of Economic Research, 62(3), pp.243-258. 
  • ‘Determinants of Box Office Success: The Impact of Quality Signals’, (2008) with R. Simmons, Review of Industrial Organization, vol.33, pp.93-111. 


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Happy to speak on Degree Apprenticeships and Higher Education issues more generally. Also, the economics of consumer behaviour, pricing and marketing, and firms' strategies in the face of regulatory interventions.