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Dr Colin Jennings did his PhD at Southampton University, a masters at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and his undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast. Before DPE he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Strathclyde University, a college lecturer at Queen's College, Oxford University and a lecturer at Portsmouth University.

He is a co-editor for the National Institute Economic Review.

Click here to view Colin's CV.


Colin's research area is political economics. Within this broad area his work splits into two branches. The first looks at conflict and the second at political competition and voting behaviour in stable constitutional democracies. 

Themes in his work are how differing sources of individual motivation in collective action and heterogeneity of political preferences interact under different institutional arrangements and the implications of this for social welfare.


Colin teaches the following undergraduate modules:

  • The Economics of Politics (Year 2)
  • Economics of the Public Sector (Year 2)
  • Studying Economics (Year 1)

PhD Supervision

Colin is interested in offering supervision to students focusing on the following broad areas:

  • Political economics, in particular, individual choice in collective action settings
  • Conflict explored from an economic perspective
  • Various branches of public sector economics