Professor Paul Bishop
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
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.
B.A (Hons) (Economics) University of Warwick
M.A. University of Sussex
D.Phil University of Sussex
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.
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.
- Sustainable Transport
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