Professor James Foreman-Peck

Professor of Economics
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Director of the Welsh Institute for Research in Economics and Development and former President of the European Historical Economics Society, James Foreman-Peck was awarded his PhD at the London School of Economics. He has been Economic Adviser at H M Treasury concerned with micro-economic policy issues, particularly public service delivery and procurement, and is currently Course Tutor and Admissions Tutor for the MSc International Economics and Public Policy.

Previous posts include Professor of Economic History at the University of Hull, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, and Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford. His books include A History of the World Economy: International Economic Relations since 1850, Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820-1990 (with R Millward) and most recently, European Industrial Policy: The Twentieth Century Experience (edited with G Federico).

Teaching profile

  • Applied Macroeconomics and Finance BS3570
  • British Economy BS2547
  • Business History BS3548
  • Economics of Public Policy BST166
  • Issues in Public Policy BST274

Research interests

  • economic growth - especially the contribution of human capital and technology
  • entrepreneurship
  • fiscal devolution
  • urban and regional economic policy

Research projects

James led, or is currently leading the following projects:

Research to quantify the costs to the UK of language deficiencies as a barrier to UK engagement in exporting

Duration: 30th June 2013 to 31st January 2014
Sponsored by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Award type: Research

A cost benefit analysis of school consolidation

Duration: 1st March 2011 to 29th April 2011
Sponsored by Cyngor Gwynedd Council
Award type: Research

Related news stories

Sunday 21st July 2013

Professor James Foreman-Peck has been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to carry out research to quantify the costs to the UK of language deficiencies as a barrier to UK engagement in exporting.

Wednesday 13th March 2013

Professor James Foreman-Peck has prepared a nine-page report for submission as evidence to the second part of the Commission on Devolution in Wales, chaired by Paul Silk, and focused on reviewing the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.  In his report, Professor Foreman-Peck states that "the people of Wales would be better served by a return of powers to Westminster."

Monday 10th December 2012

Professor James Foreman-Peck delivered the keynote speech entitled 'Economic stability in Wales and strategies for growth' at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants annual conference, held in Cardiff Bay.  



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