Dr Steven Brand

Dr Steven Brand

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Economics

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