Dr Maria Gil-Molto
Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics
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Department of Economics
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Maria studied for a PhD in the Universitat Jaume I (Castello, Spain). As part of her PhD studies, she was an academic visitor at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and the University of St Andrews (UK).
Before joining the University of Sheffield as Senior Lecturer in September 2013, she was a lecturer at the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. Maria has also been a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews.
She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently Director of Learning and Teaching in our department.
- Research interests
Maria's research interests are within the field of Microeconomics, and in particular Industrial Organisation. In her most recent projects she has been working on topics related to the environment, introducing theories and concepts typical of Industrial Organisation into Environmental Economics.
She has also worked on topics related to innovation, competition policy and mixed markets (where public and private firms co-exist).
She is interested in supervising research students in the area of Industrial Organisation, mostly from a theoretical perspective.
- Mixed oligopoly, cost-reducing research and development, and privatisation. European Journal of Operational Research, 283(3), 1094-1106. View this article in WRRO
- Is emission intensity or output U-shaped in the strictness of environmental policy?. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 20(2), 177-201. View this article in WRRO
- Green Trade Unions: Structure, Wages and Environmental Technology. Environmental and Resource Economics, 60(2), 165-189.
- Endogenous market structure, occupational choice, and growth cycles. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 20(1), 70-94. View this article in WRRO
- Pollution and Environmentalists' Participation in Emissions Trading Systems. Strategic Behaviour and the Environment, 4(1), 59-87.
- Emission taxes and the adoption of cleaner technologies: The case of environmentally conscious consumers. Resource and Energy Economics, 35(4), 486-504.
- R&D Subsidies, Spillovers, and Privatization in Mixed Markets. Southern Economic Journal, 78(1), 233-255.
- Entry and Exit by European Low-Cost and Traditional Carriers. Tourism Economics, 14(3), 577-598.
- Flexible versus dedicated technology adoption in the presence of a public firm. SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 74(4), 997-1016.
- Entry and Exit in a Liberalised Market. Rivista di Politica Economica, 97(1), 3-38.
- Game-theoretic aspects of international mergers: Theory and case studies. International Review of Law and Economics, 26(3), 395-409.
- An experiment on subjective game valuations. Economics Bulletin, 3(10), 1-6.
- Cooperative R&D with Endogenous Technology Differentiation. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 14(2), 461-476.
- Tests for the consistency of three-level nested logit models with utility maximization. Economics Letters, 85(1), 133-137.
- Economic aspects of the Microsoft case: Networks, interoperability and competition, Microsoft on Trial: Legal and Economic Analysis of a Transatlantic Antitrust Case (pp. 344-368).
- Teaching activities
Maria currently teaches Game Theory for Economists and Industrial Organisation. Game Theory is the study of decision problems which involve more than one agent. Given the prevalence of such problems in Economics, Game Theory has become a very important methodological tool in many fields, including Industrial Organisation, Political Economy or International Trade.
Industrial Organisation focuses on how the structure and other characteristics of each industry affect the equilibrium outcomes observed in the market (prices, level of innovation, and so on). It is an area of Economics which informs industrial and competition policy, as well as business decisions.
Maria's approach to teaching is research-based and student-oriented. She uses real-world applications to highlight the relevance of the different topics covered in her modules. She is committed to innovations in teaching, wherever this is beneficial to students.
- ECN306 Game Theory for Economists
- ECN6650 Industrial Organisation