Gareth Downing joined the University as a lecturer in Economics in 2013. Before joining the University of Huddersfield, Gareth worked briefly with the Scottish Government within the newly formed fiscal responsibility team looking into issues related to possible future independence. Before deciding to take a career in economics Gareth spent several years working in the field of mental health on an acute psychiatric ward which he found extremely interesting and rewarding.
Gareth’s main research interests are in the ares of Governance and Growth. In particular, the focus of his PhD is on the relationship between Decentralisation, Corruption and Economic Development. Gareth is also interersted in monetary economics and the Post Keynesian perspective.