Professor Paul Bishop
Profiles

Professor Paul Bishop

Professor

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Role

Paul Bishop is  Professor of Economics, teaching and researching in many areas of applied economics including regional economics. He is Associate Director of CEMLEF - The Centre of Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance.

Qualifications

B.A (Hons) (Economics) University of Warwick

M.A. University of Sussex

D.Phil University of Sussex

Teaching interests

Economics of Personal Finance and Debt, Microeconomics, Game Theory, Economics Research projects.

Staff serving as external examiners

Paul Bishop has served as External Examiner for undergraduate degrees at the University of Portsmouth (Economics Department) and has externally examined Ph.Ds at a number of Universities including Manchester Metropolitan and the Univeristy of Melbourne.

Research interests

Regional Economics, Industrial Diversity, Personal Insolvency, Entrepreneurship, Social Capital.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Supervised 4 Ph.D. students to completion.

Currently supervisng Ph.Ds in the economics of personal insolvency and the impact of social and human capital on economic resilience.

Grants & contracts

Professor Bishop has significant consultancy experience, having worked on numerous projects for both the public sector (e.g. SWRDA, Exeter and Plymouth City Councils, HM Naval Base, the EU) and private organizations (e.g. South West Water, DML.). Examples include a socio-economic evaluation of the plan to sink HMS Scylla to create a diving attraction for Plymouth and economic impact of the Met Office move to Exeter. He has also produced several reports on the economic impact of Devonport Naval Base and Dockyard. Recent work includes:

The Economic Drivers of Bad Debt in the Water Sector and The Economic Impact of South West Water on the Devon and Cornwall Economy – two reports for South West Water (with Steven Brand, Andrew HuntuntHuntHunt), 2013

Increased financial distress or changing social attitudes? Explaining trends in personal insolvency in England and Wales - for Grant Thornton, 2012

An analysis of low carbon skills in Plymouth for Plymouth City Council, 2011 (with Steven Brand, Andrew HuntuntHuntHunt). Funded by the UK government Low Carbon Framework.

Research groups

  • Centre for Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance (CEMLEF)
  • Sustainable Transport

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Kitsos A & Bishop P 2016 'Economic resilience in Great Britain: the crisis impact and its determining factors for local authority districts' The Annals of Regional Science , DOI PEARL
Bishop PR 2016 'Spatial variations in personal insolvency choices: the role of stigma and social capital' Urban Studies , DOI PEARL
Bishop P & Shilcof D 2016 'The spatial dynamics of new firm births during an economic crisis: the case of Great Britain, 2004–2012' Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 1-23 , DOI PEARL
Bishop P & Brand S 2014 'Human capital, diversity, and new firm formation' The Service Industries Journal 34, (7) 567-583 , DOI
Bishop PR & Brand S 2013 'Measuring the low carbon economy at the local level: A hybrid approach' Local Economy 28, (4) 416-428 , DOI
Bishop PR 2013 'The Spatial Distribution of Personal Insolvencies in England and Wales 2000-2007' Regional Studies 47, (3) 419-432 , DOI
Bishop PR 2012 'Knowledge, diversity and entrepreneurship: a spatial analysis of new firm formation in Great Britain' Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 24, (7-8) 641-660 , DOI
Gripaios P, Bishop P & Brand S 2010 'A lottery within a lottery? An examination of the distribution of lottery funds in England' APPLIED ECONOMICS 42, (1) 63-71 , DOI
Bishop P & Gripaios P 2010 'Personal Insolvency in England and Wales: A Spatial Analysis' URBAN STUDIES 47, (8) 1687-1702 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P & Gripaios P 2010 'Spatial Externalities, Relatedness and Sector Employment Growth in Great Britain' REGIONAL STUDIES 44, (4) 443-454 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P 2009 'Spatial spillovers and employment growth in the service sector' The Service Industries Journal 29, (6) 791-803 , DOI
Gripaios P, Bishop P, Hart T & McVittie E 2008 'Analysing the impact of Objective 1 funding in Europe: a review' ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY 26, (3) 499-524 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P 2008 'Diversity and employment growth in sub-regions of Great Britain' APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS 15, (14) 1105-1109 , DOI
Bishop P 2008 'Spatial spillovers and the growth of knowledge intensive services' TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE 99, (3) 281-292 , DOI
Bishop P & Gripaios P 2007 'Explaining spatial patterns of industrial diversity: An analysis of sub-regions in Great Britain' URBAN STUDIES 44, (9) 1739-1757 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P & Gripaios P 2006 'Earnings convergence in UK counties: a distribution dynamics approach' APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS 13, (1) 29-33 , DOI
Gripaios P & Bishop P 2006 'Objective one funding in the UK: A critical assessment' REGIONAL STUDIES 40, (8) 937-951 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P & Gripaios P 2005 'Patterns of persistence and mobility in GDP per head across GB counties' TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE 96, (5) 529-540 , DOI
Gripaios P & Bishop P 2005 'Policy Debates Government Output and Expenditure in UK Regions and Sub-regions: An Analysis of the New Experimental Accounts Data' REGIONAL STUDIES 39, (6) 805-813 , DOI
Gripaios P & Bishop P 2005 'Spatial inequalities in UK GDP per head: The role of private and public services' SERVICE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL 25, (8) 945-958 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P 2004 'Despised, slippery and untrustworthy? An analysis of reputation in estate agency' HOUSING STUDIES 19, (1) 21-36 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P & Gripaios P 2004 'Earnings biases and convergence in the UK: a county level analysis' APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS 11, (1) 33-37 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P 2003 'Collaboration and firm size: some evidence from the UK defence industry' APPLIED ECONOMICS 35, (18) 1965-1969 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P, Gripaios P & Bristow G 2003 'Determinants of call centre location: Some evidence for UK urban areas' URBAN STUDIES 40, (13) 2751-2768 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P & Brand S 2003 'The efficiency of museums: a stochastic frontier production function approach' APPLIED ECONOMICS 35, (17) 1853-1858 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P & Megicks P 2002 'Asymmetric information and strategic competition in estate agency' SERVICE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL 22, (2) 89-108 Author Site , DOI
Megicks PR & Bishop P 2002 'Competitive Strategy and Firm Size in the Estate Agency Industry' Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 9, (2) 150-161 , DOI
Gripaios P, Bishop P & Keast S 2000 'Differences in GDP per head in GB counties: some suggested explanations' APPLIED ECONOMICS 32, (9) 1161-1167 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P 1999 'Exporting as a Strategic Response to Change in the UK Defence Industry' Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics 10, (3) 177-193
Bishop P & Wiseman N 1999 'External ownership and innovation in the United Kingdom' APPLIED ECONOMICS 31, (4) 443-450 Author Site
Bishop P & Wiseman N 1999 'The North‐South Divide in the UK Defence Sector' Regional Studies 33, (9) 829-841 , DOI
Bishop P & Williams T 1997 'Restructuring the UK defence industry: Market pressures and management initiatives' LONG RANGE PLANNING 30, (1) 21-28 Author Site , DOI
Bishop P 1996 'Buyer-supplier linkages in the defence industry: The case of Devonport dockyard' AREA 28, (1) 78-88 Author Site
BISHOP P 1995 'GOVERNMENT POLICY AND THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE UK DEFENSE INDUSTRY' POLITICAL QUARTERLY 66, (2) 174-183 Author Site , DOI
BISHOP P 1993 'THE CHANGING STRUCTURE OF ESTATE AGENCY' SERVICE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL 13, (4) 307-316 Author Site , DOI
BISHOP PR 1990 'SERVICES AND REGIONS IN EUROPE - ILLERIS,S' REGIONAL STUDIES 24, (1) 84-85 Author Site
Gripaios P, Bishop P, Gripaios R & Herbert C 1989 'High Technology Industry in a Peripheral Area: The Case of Plymouth' Regional Studies 23, (2) 151-157 , DOI
BISHOP P 1988 'ACADEMIC-INDUSTRY LINKS AND FIRM SIZE IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND' REGIONAL STUDIES 22, (2) 160-162 Author Site
Bishop P 1988 'Dependence and diversification in the local economy of Plymouth' Local Economy 3, (3) 169-176