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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 Tribunal (2011-2018). Current roles include Senior Research Associate (2019- ), Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and Visiting Professor, ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France (2022).

Gavin was born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Aberdeen (MA Economic Science; First Class Honours, Stephen Scholar, Memorial Essay Prize in Economics, Henry Prize in Mental Philosophy); Southampton MSc (Economic Theory and Econometrics; SSRC Scholar) and Edinburgh PhD (Industrial Organisation). His career has been spent mostly with the Universities of Edinburgh (1971-1991) and St Andrews (1991-present). He has held visiting professorships in the USA, Canada and France, and 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) of 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 a senior level.

Gavin has held many public leadership positions, including President of the Scottish Economic Society, the National Conference of University Professors, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland. He has chaired several national research networks (eg the ESRC Network of Industrial Economists; the ESRC Seminars in Accounting, Finance and Economics; the Research Forum, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, SIE).

Gavin 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, and finance. He also writes and publishes poetry.

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 48.

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