Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Grega Smrkolj

Lecturer in Economics, Academic Lead for Education Enhancement and Employability (Economics)

Background

Introduction

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. 

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, Tinbergen Institute - University of Amsterdam, 2013
  • MPhil in Economics, Tinbergen Institute - University of Amsterdam, 2009
  • MSc in Economics, University of Amsterdam, 2007
  • BA in Economics, University of Ljubljana, 2006

Teaching Recognitions

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

Roles and Responsibilities

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics

Academic Lead for Education Enhancement and Employability (Economics)

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]  


Bibliographic links

Google Scholar, ORCID iD, Scopus, ResearchGate



Teaching


Module Leader

Other modules

Office: NUBS 7.24

Consultation hours:  by appointment or as announced on Blackboard


Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partnership (ELP)

I oversee the ELP programme at the Business School and manage our Bloomberg Financial Lab.  The Bloomberg ELP program is designed to recognise and celebrate academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg Terminal exercises into their curricula. Our partner status also enables staff and students to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate, an e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. Equipped with 20 Bloomberg Terminals that are used by leading banks and financial corporations, a large LED ticker and a world clock, our Bloomberg Financial Lab allows students and staff to immerse themselves fully in the financial world. 


Research

RESEARCH  FIELDS

Industrial Organization, Numerical Methods
Game Theory,  Economic Dynamics

Research Topics

Innovation, Imitation, R&D, Dynamic Games,  Intellectual Property Rights

Work in Progress

Quality Differentiation and Spatial Clustering: The Case of Restaurants (with Pascal Mossay and Jong K. Shin)

R&D Cooperation and Competition: A Global Dynamic Approach

Dynamically Optimal Innovation Policies

REFEREE ACTIVITY

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • 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)

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • 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)

Publications