Dr Steven Brand

Dr Steven Brand

Head of Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)




University of Sheffield, BA (Econ), 1992

University of Plymouth PhD, A Reassessment of the Hybrid Approach to the Estimation of Regional Input-Output Models, 1998 (external Prof Moss Madden, Univ of Liverpool)

Roles on external bodies

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Stakeholder Group (2011- )

Served on Regional Science Association International (British & Irish Section) 1995-2001

ONS, Regional Accounts Advisory Group Member



Teaching interests

Econometrics (Stage II, III)

The Economics of Betting



Research interests

Economics of Betting & Betting Markets

Economics of Sports

Regional Economics & regional economic modelling

Foreign Direct Investment

Grants & contracts

I have a significant record of client-based research and consultancy. Grants and contracts since 2001 are in excess of £1.5m

Clients include:

South West Regional Development Agency

Plymouth City Council

South West Museums Galleries & Archives Council

Trade Partners UK

South West Water






Brand S with Newton et al (2021) Does agricultural intensification cause tipping points in ecosystem services? Landscape Ecology, 36 (12), 3473-3491.

Brand S with Newton et al (2021) Ecological restoration of agricultural land can improve its contribution to economic development, PLoS ONE, 16

Brand S and Wang P, (2015) A new approach to estimating value-income ratios with income growth and time-varying yields, European Journal of Operational Research,

Bishop P, Brand S, (2015) Regional economic impacts: input-output models and spatial econometrics, Chartered Association of Business Schools, REF Impact Study

Brand S and Bishop P (2014) Measuring the Low Carbon Economy at a Local Level: A Hybrid Approach, Local Economy,

Brand S and Bishop P (2014) Human capital, diversity and new firm formation in services, Service Industries Journal,

This paper received an award as one of the best 4 papers of 2014 in SIJ http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/bes/fsij-best-paper-award

Brand S, with Bishop, P, Gripaios P (2010) A lottery within a lottery? An examination of the distribution of lottery funds in England, Applied Economics, Volume 42, Number 1, January 2010 , pp. 63-71(9)

Bishop P, Brand S (2003) The Efficiency of Museums: a Stochastic Frontier Production Function Approach, Applied Economics, 35, 1853-1858

Brand S., McVittie E, Tucker J (2002) Gauging Financial Performance in a Public Sector Services Industry: An Analysis of the Museums and Galleries Industry in the South West, Journal of Finance & Management in Public Services, 2, No. 1, pp.51-66

Brand S., Hill S., Munday M. (2000) Assessing the Impact of Foreign Manufacturing on Regional Economies: The Cases of Wales, Scotland and the West Midlands, Regional Studies, 34, pp343-355

Bishop P, Brand S, McVittie E (2000) The Use of Input-Output Models in Local Impact Analysis, Local Economy, pp238-250

Brand S. (1998) A Reassessment of the Hybrid Approach to the Construction of Regional Input-Output Tables, PhD thesis, University of Plymouth

Brand S. (1998) Supply Chains, Material Linkage and Regional Development: A Comment, Urban Studies, 35, pp769-773

Brand S., Hill S., Munday M., Roberts A., (1998) Why isn’t Wales Richer? Differences in Welsh and UK GDP per Head, Local Economy, 13, pp219-234

Brand S., Hill S., Roberts A., (1998) Welsh Input-Output Tables for 1995, University of Wales Press, Cardiff

Brand S. (1997) On the Appropriate Use of Location Quotients in Generating Regional Input-Output Tables: A Comment, Regional Studies, 31, pp791-794

Brand S. (1996) Heterogeneity in Regional Input-Output Tables and the Need for a New Approach, Local Economy Quarterly, 4



Other academic activities

Peer review for leading international journals in regional economics including Journal of Regional Science and Regional Studies