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Professor Ben Zissimos

Professor Ben Zissimos

Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Research (Economics)

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+44 (0) 1392 726466

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Professor Ben Zissimos joined the Department of Economics in July 2012. He received his BSc in Economics with International Trade and Development from the London School of Economics, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick.  Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Professor Zissimos spent most of his career at Vanderbilt University, with briefer spells working at the Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Oxford and Warwick. His research concerns international economic policy and institutions.

Nationality: British

Administrative Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • PhD Economics, University of Warwick

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Research interests

The current main focus of Professor Zissimos’ work is on the policies and institutions of international trade and how they can promote or retard the process of economic development.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Zissimos B (2015). World Price Shocks, Income, and Democratization. World Bank Economic Review: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics "The Role of Theory in Development Economics", 29(1), 145-154. Abstract.  Full text.
Groenert V, Zissimos B (2013). Developing country second-mover advantage in competition over environmental standards and taxes. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15(5), 700-728. Abstract.  Full text.
Mrázová M, Vines D, Zissimos B (2013). Is the GATT/WTO's Article XXIV bad?. Journal of International Economics, 89(1), 216-232. Abstract.  Full text.
Zissimos B (2011). Why are trade agreements regional?. Review of International Economics, 19(1), 32-45. Abstract.  Full text.
Zissimos B (2009). Optimum tariffs and retaliation: How country numbers matter. Journal of International Economics, 78(2), 276-286. Abstract.  Full text.
Zissimos B, Wooders M (2008). Public good differentiation and the intensity of tax competition. Journal of Public Economics, 92(5-6), 1105-1121. Full text.
Dhillon A, Wooders M, Zissimos B (2007). Tax Competition Reconsidered. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 9(3), 391-423. Abstract.
Zissimos B (2007). The GATT and gradualism. Journal of International Economics, 71(2), 410-433.
Whalley J, Zissimos B (2002). An internalisation-based World Environmental Organisation. World Economy, 25(5), 619-642. Abstract.
Gregory M, Zissimos B, Greenhalgh C (2001). Jobs for the skilled: How technology, trade and domestic demand changed the structure of UK employment, 1979-90. Oxford Economic Papers, 53(1), 20-46. Abstract.
Whalley J, Zissimos B (2000). Trade and environment linkage and a possible World Environmental Organisation. Environment and Development Economics, 5(04), 483-529.

Chapters

Stroup C, Zissimos BC (2013). Social Unrest in the Wake of IMF Structural Adjustment Programs. In Wärneryd K (Ed) The Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Full text.
Wooders M, Zissimos B (2002). The Efficiency, Equity and Politics of Emission Permit Trading. In Marsiliani L, Rauscher M, Withegen C (Eds.) Environmental Economics and the International Economy, the Netherlands: Kluwer. Abstract.

Publications by year


2015

Zissimos B (2015). World Price Shocks, Income, and Democratization. World Bank Economic Review: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics "The Role of Theory in Development Economics", 29(1), 145-154. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Groenert V, Zissimos B (2013). Developing country second-mover advantage in competition over environmental standards and taxes. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15(5), 700-728. Abstract.  Full text.
Mrázová M, Vines D, Zissimos B (2013). Is the GATT/WTO's Article XXIV bad?. Journal of International Economics, 89(1), 216-232. Abstract.  Full text.
Stroup C, Zissimos BC (2013). Social Unrest in the Wake of IMF Structural Adjustment Programs. In Wärneryd K (Ed) The Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Full text.

2011

Zissimos B (2011). Why are trade agreements regional?. Review of International Economics, 19(1), 32-45. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Zissimos B (2009). Optimum tariffs and retaliation: How country numbers matter. Journal of International Economics, 78(2), 276-286. Abstract.  Full text.

2008

Zissimos B, Wooders M (2008). Public good differentiation and the intensity of tax competition. Journal of Public Economics, 92(5-6), 1105-1121. Full text.

2007

Dhillon A, Wooders M, Zissimos B (2007). Tax Competition Reconsidered. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 9(3), 391-423. Abstract.
Zissimos B (2007). The GATT and gradualism. Journal of International Economics, 71(2), 410-433.

2002

Whalley J, Zissimos B (2002). An internalisation-based World Environmental Organisation. World Economy, 25(5), 619-642. Abstract.
Wooders M, Zissimos B (2002). The Efficiency, Equity and Politics of Emission Permit Trading. In Marsiliani L, Rauscher M, Withegen C (Eds.) Environmental Economics and the International Economy, the Netherlands: Kluwer. Abstract.

2001

Gregory M, Zissimos B, Greenhalgh C (2001). Jobs for the skilled: How technology, trade and domestic demand changed the structure of UK employment, 1979-90. Oxford Economic Papers, 53(1), 20-46. Abstract.

2000

Whalley J, Zissimos B (2000). Trade and environment linkage and a possible World Environmental Organisation. Environment and Development Economics, 5(04), 483-529.

External positions

  • Associate Editor, European Journal of Political Economy
  • Research Associate in the Global Economy Division, CESifo Institute, Munich, Germany.
  • External Examiner, Department of Political Economy, Kings College London.

At the graduate level his teaching interests cover international trade, trade policy and institutions.  At the undergraduate level, in addition to teaching international trade and globalisation-related issues, he also has an interest in teaching macroeconomics and economic growth.

Modules

2016/17