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Industrial Economics


Prior to joining the Manchester Business School, Paul Simpson held positions at the University of Stirling and UMIST. He currently teaches modules on Mergers and Acquisitions for both the MSc in Accounting and Finance and MBA courses.

Research interests

Paul's general area of research is Industrial Economics but in particular much of his recent work has been devoted to Mergers and Acquisitions. Specific topics include the determinants of cross border mergers, merger waves and corporate governance issues surrounding international mergers. Other research interests include the Operation of UK and EC Competition Policy and its Impact on Firms; Behaviour in Declining Industries; (In)stability of International Cartels

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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