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W David McCausland

Professor of Economics, University of Aberdeen

David's principal research interests are in the areas of health economics and well-being, labour economics transport economics and open economy macroeconomic modelling. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in September 1995, David spent three years teaching at the University of Keele. Before that he was a Research Fellow, first at Warwick Research Institute, and then at Warwick Business School Research Bureau. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Hull, his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, and his PhD. from the University of Keele. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2000, and became Assistant Director of the Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) in November 2001. He also served on the Quality Assurance Agency for Scotland’s Enhancement Themes Steering Committee for the First Year Experience Enhancement Theme. In August 2010 he was appointed Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business School. He received the HEA Economics Network eLearning Award in 2006 in recognition of innovative good practice in the use of eLearning to enhance economics teaching. In the July 2009 graduation ceremony he received the (student-nominated) College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching. In September 2011 he was awarded the Student Nominated Teaching award from the Economics Network.


  • 2000–present
    Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Aberdeen
  • 1995–2000
    Lecturer in Economics, University of Aberdeen


  • 1995 
    University of Keele, Ph.D.
  • 1992 
    University of Warwick, M.Sc. Econ.
  • 1990 
    University of Hull, B.Sc. Econ.