Professor Joseph Byrne

Professor of Economics

Professor Joseph Byrne is an Economics Professor in the Department of Economics within Edinburgh Business School. He joined Heriot-Watt University in 2013. He was Head of the Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance in the School of Social Sciences, and a member of the School Management Board, between 2016 and 2019.  He has a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, MSc in Economics from the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics based in the University of Glasgow and BA (Hons) in Economics from Strathclyde.

Areas of interest

  • International Finance, Financial Economics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. More specifically: Exchange Rates
  • Asset Prices
  • Primary Commodity Prices
  • Co-movement
  • Empirical Macroeconomics
  • Macro-Finance Models
  • Consumption
  • Investment.

Qualifications

PhD University of Strathclyde, 2000; 

MSc in Economics from the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) based in the University of Glasgow, 1996;

BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, 1995.

Background

Professor Byrne was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in the Department of Economics, University of Glasgow (2005-2013). In Glasgow he was a member of the Adam Smith Business School Executive Board and Director of Postgraduate Research for the Business School (2010-2013). Before that he was Convener of Postgraduate Research in Economics in Glasgow University. From 2003 to 2005, he was an Economics Lecturer in the University of Strathclyde. He was a Senior Research Officer in the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London and worked in NIESR between 2000 and 2003.

Key publications

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