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Gavin C Reid

Senior Research Associate

Gavin C Reid is Honorary Professor in Economics & Finance (2013 -), St Andrews University, where he was Professor of Economics (1991-2013). He was Visiting Professor in Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde University Business School (2007-2015), and Member, Competition Appeal Tribunal (2011-2018). Current roles: Senior Research Associate (2019- ), Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Judge Business School; and Visiting Professor in Economics, Law, and Society, ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France (2022- ).

Gavin Reid was born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Aberdeen (MA 1969, Economic Science; First Class Honours, Stephen Scholar, Memorial Essay Prize in Economics, Henry Prize in Mental Philosophy); Southampton (MSc 1971, Economic Theory and Econometrics; SSRC Scholar) and Edinburgh (PhD 1975, Oligopoly Theory, and Industrial Organization). His career has been spent mostly at the Universities of Edinburgh (1971-1991) and St Andrews (1991- ). He has held visiting professorships in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. He also held a Visiting Scholarship at Darwin College, University of Cambridge (1987-1988). He was Founder (1991) and Director (1991-2013) of the Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance, and the Firm (CRIEFF) in the School of Economics & Finance, University of St Andrews. His research and teaching interests are inter-disciplinary, and lie at the boundaries of economics, accounting, finance, business, management, and law. His university service record is diverse, involving all key operational areas (eg, teaching, research, administration, finance, outreach, knowledge exchange) at the senior level.

Gavin Reid has held many public leadership positions, including President of the following: the Scottish Economic Society; the National Conference of University Professors; and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland. He was Chairperson of several national research networks (eg, ESRC Network of Industrial Economists; ESRC Seminars in Accounting, Finance and Economics; Research Forum, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, SIE). He has a long and distinguished research record, in terms of publications, grants, projects, impact, and knowledge exchange. He holds two higher doctorates: an honorary DBA from the University of Abertay (2010), for his research in business economics; and a DLitt from the University of Aberdeen (2012), for his research in small business enterprise. He has written ten books, all research based, mainly on industrial organisation themes, and over seventy research papers in the leading academic journals in economics, accounting, finance, management, and law. Many of his books have been re-issued in paperback or e-book formats, including Small Business Enterprise, Theories of Industrial Organization, and Venture Capital Investment. He received the Medal of Honour of the Scottish Economics Society in 2017. He has published over 250 research papers, with over 3000 citations, and has an h-index of 30, and an i10-index (papers with 10 or more citations) of 50.

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Gavin C Reid
Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG