John Paul Marney

Assistant Professor

It’s a while since I published any research, but my main areas of interest used to be financial market efficiency studies using new computing techniques such as neural networks and genetic programming. I also used to have a keen interest in the methodology of economics and I retain a keen interest in what mathematical models actually mean – if anything. My PhD is on GDP growth modelling. Many years ago I was a mainstream economist (rather than a financial economist) with an intense interest in growth, structural change and deindustrialization.

Areas of interest

  • Market Efficiency. Methodology. Mathematical Models. Genetic Programming. Neural Networks. GDP growth. Economic structural change.


 1993 – PhD Economics. University of Paisley

1985 – BA (Hons) Economics, University of Strathclyde


Paisley College of Technology 1985-90 Part time Tutorial Assistant. Also during that period, Glasgow College of Technology and Stirling University.

Cousins Stephens Consulting 1990-91.

Paisley University 1991-2001

University of Northumbria 2002-2004 and 2007-2008

University of East London 2004-2007