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Professor Peter Smith 

Emeritus Professor of Economics

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Professor Peter Smith is an Emeritus Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Southampton.

Peter Smith joined the University of Southampton in 1974 as a research fellow to work on the Southampton Econometric Model, taking up a lecturing position in 1978. He retired in 2015.

Primary research and teaching interests are in development economics and economics education. Peter is also an Associate of the Economics Network (formerly under the auspices of the HEA), and has contributed chapters to The Handbook for Economics Lecturers on undergraduate dissertations (2009) and curriculum design (forthcoming).

Peter has published textbooks for AS and A-level Economics, and online learning resources for John Sloman’s first-year undergraduate textbook Economics.

Peter is Editor of Economic Review. He is a reviewer for the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.






Research interests

Work on curriculum design and innovation; development of electronic learning and teaching materials and textbooks for pre-University and undergraduate students

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 Peter currently teaches development economics.  He has supervised 24 PhD students to successful completion.

Professor Peter Smith
School of Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 58/3007

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