Robbie Mochrie

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics

+44 (0)131 451 3481
Room 1.15
Mary Burton Building
Heriot-Watt University
Selected publications

Selected publications:

(2008) Competition and Participation in Religious Markets: Evidence from Victorian Scotland, Review of Social Economy. 66(4). pp.437-468. ISSN - 0034-6764

(2007) Money, sex and religion: The case of the Church of Scotland, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, May 2007, 54 (2). pp.195-219. ISSN - 0036-9292

(2006) Justice in exchange: The economic philosophy of John Duns Scotus", Journal of Markets and Morality, April 2006, Vol 9 (1). pp.35-56. ISSN - 1098-1217

(2005) Business Motivations in Rural Scotland,, 01/01/2005 (with L Galloway)

(2005) The use of ICT in rural firms: A policy-orientated literature review, Info - The Journal of Policy Regulation and Strategy for Telecommications, Information and Media, January 2005, 7 (3): 33-46 (with L Galloway). ISSN - 1463-6697


Robbie Mochrie completed his first degree at St Andrews University in 1988 before working for the Legal Services Division of Bank of Scotland for three years. He then returned to further study, completing both a masters degree and doctoral studies at the University of Warwick. Upon being awarded his PhD in 1995 for a thesis entitled, "Rules versus Judgements: a Behaviourist Theory of Consumption," he joined the School of Management as a lecturer in economics.

The focus of his research interests has shifted during his time at Heriot-Watt University. From research into sequential choice among consumers, particularly concerning explanations of brand loyalty and addiction, Dr Mochrie has moved on to work on the reform of the financial sector during transition in Eastern Europe and the continued problems of development in severely indebted low income countries. In addition, he remains interested in problems of epistemology within economics.