Professor Don Webber

FeRSA FHEA BSc(Hons.) PG(Cert.)TLHE MA PhD

Management School

Professor of Managerial Economics

Prof Don Webber
d.j.webber@sheffield.ac.uk

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Professor Don Webber
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Although Don has a background in applied economics, he is better described as a researcher of policy-relevant, social science issues. Specifically he is interested in research that puts people and social issues (rather than money) at the core of economic concern.

Don has written over 90 academic peer-reviewed articles and led or collaborated on £2.2m of externally funded research. His work has been discussed at the United Nation's International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Welsh Government and elsewhere. He is part of a consortium that recently completed an AHRC-sponsored project investigating the influence of design on the Bristol and Bath economy.

Prospective PhD students who wish to study productivity (very broadly defined), health, education and/or geographically-related issues are encouraged to contact him for further discussion. He is very open to qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research.

Research interests
  • Productivity
  • Health
  • Education
  • Regions
  • Heterodoxy
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Squires G & Webber DJ (2020) Fluctuating regional house price affordability and the irrelevance of mortgage rates. 2018 Joint Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research and Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, APNHR and AHRC 2018 - Proceedings (pp 135-152) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business

Grants
  • (2016 - 2018) Welsh Government ‘Understanding productivity variations between England and Wales: A Reassessment’ with Anthony Plumridge and Michael Horswell)
  • (2015 - 2016) Welsh Government ‘Understanding productivity variations between England and Wales’ (with Anthony Plumridge and Michael Horswell)
  • (2014 - 2016) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Bristol and Bath by Design (with Hoskins, S., C. McMahon, A. Noonan, G. Parry, G. Morton and A. Taylor) http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/30375/1/2016%20BBxD_FinalReport_.pdf
  • (2012 - 2014) Joseph Rowntree Foundation ‘'How can employment and skills policy or practice reduce poverty?’ (with Page, D., Veliziotis, M. and Johnson, S.) http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/does-poor-health-affect-employment-transitions
Teaching interests

I believe in research-led teaching and incorporate this into my teaching practice through, for example, the use of contemporary case studies and findings from my own research.

PhD supervision

Prospective PhD students who wish to study productivity (very broadly defined), health, education and/or geographically-related issues are encouraged to contact Don for further discussion. He is very open to qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research.