Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Grega Smrkolj

Lecturer in Economics



Grega's main research field is Industrial Organization. Currently, his research is focused on dynamic aspects of innovation and imitation, combining economic theory with non-linear dynamics and computational methods. 


  • PhD in Economics - Tinbergen Institute, University of Amsterdam

Teaching Recognitions

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice (CASAP), Newcastle University, 2016

Current Roles and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Economics

Past Roles and Responsibilities

Academic Lead for Education, Enhancement and Employability in Economics (2018 - 2021)

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]  

Bibliographic links

Google Scholar, ORCID iD, Scopus, ResearchGate


Module Leader 2021/22

Other modules

Visiting Scholar - University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business  

Office: NUBS 7.24

Consultation hours:  by appointment or as announced on Canvas



Industrial Organization, Computational Economics, 

Economic Dynamics, Applied Microeconomics

Working papers

Quality Differentiation and Spatial Clustering among Restaurants   - with Pascal Mossay and Jong K. Shin 

(invited R&R at International Journal of Industrial Organization

Academic referee activity

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Automatica, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Dynamic Games and Applications 


  • 19th International Industrial Organization Conference (virtual, 2021)
  • The 2021 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society (virtual, 2021)  
  • 53rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association (Banff, Alberta, 2019)
  • 9th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (Nice,  2018)
  • 28th International Conference on Game Theory (Stony Brook, NY, 2017)
  • 13th European Meeting on Game Theory (SING13 2017; Paris)
  • 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association (CEA 2016; Ottawa)
  • 42nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE 2015; Munich)
  • 2015 Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2015; Brisbane)
  • 49th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association  (CEA 2015; Toronto)
  • The 2015 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society (RES 2015; Manchester) 
  • 68th European Meeting of the Econometric Society (EEA - ESEM 2014; Toulouse) 
  • 16th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications (ISDG 2014, Amsterdam)
  • 19th International Conference of the Society for Computational Economics: Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF 2013, Vancouver)               
  • 11th International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC 2013, Boston) 
  • 14th International Schumpeter Society Conference (ISS 2012, Brisbane)
  • 9th International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC 2011, Boston)
  • 26th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA-ESEM 2011, Oslo)
  • 38th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE 2011, Stockholm)
  • 37th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE 2010, Istanbul)


  • Financial Trading Training (Markets in Action) - organiser (Newcastle, 2019)
  • Bloomberg for Education, London Symposium (London, 2018)
  • The Economics Network's Early Careers Workshop on effective and innovative teaching (London, 2016) 
  • GPU Computing Workshop, CEF 2013 (Vancouver,  2013)
  • Skema Business School - seminar (Sophia Antipolis, 2013)
  • Tinbergen Institute Organizations and Markets Seminar (Amsterdam, 2013)
  • Royal Economic Society PhD Presentation Meeting, Queen Mary, University of London (London, 2013)
  • Université catholique de Louvain - seminar (Louvain, 2012)
  • CeNDEF seminar, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2012)
  • Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia - seminar (Norwich, 2012)
  • CISS 2011 – Competition and Innovation Summer School (Turunc, 2011)
  • Tinbergen Institute Seminar (Amsterdam, 2011)
  • The 2011 Zurich Initiative on Computational Economics (Zurich, 2011)
  • 11th  Workshop on Optimal Control, Dynamic Games and Nonlinear Dynamics (Amsterdam, 2010)
  • Tinbergen Institute Seminar (Rotterdam, 2010)
  • 5th EBIM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory (Bielefeld, 2010)
  • Tinbergen Institute MATLAB Workshop - lecturer (Amsterdam, 2010)