Dr Colin Rowat

Dr Colin Rowat

The Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Contact details

+44 (0) 121 414 3754
+44 (0) 121 414 7377
The Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
Room 220
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Certificate in Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (Baruch College)
Diploma, MSc and PhD Economics (Cambridge)
BA Psychology (Carleton University)


Mechanised reasoning
Weak property rights
Differential Games
Microeconomic Theory


EPSRC grant EP/J007498/1: Formal representation and proof for cooperative games, with M. Kerber, January 2012 - December 2014 (£389,557)

Other activities

Director of MSc Mathematical Finance (incl. admissions), careers and alum link, and chair of the Research Computing Management Committee

MY LINKS:Personal Homepage


Marco B. Caminati, Manfred Kerber, Christoph Lange, Colin Rowat. 2014. Set Theory or Higher Order Logic to Represent Auction Concepts in Isabelle?. Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics No. 8543 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 236–251, 2014.

M. Kerber and C. Rowat.  2014.  "Sufficient Conditions for Unique Stable Sets in Three Agent Pillage Games", Mathematical Social Sciences, vol 69, pp. 69 - 80, May.

A. Beardon and C. Rowat. 2013.  "Efficient sets are small", Journal of Mathematical Economics, vol 49(5), pp. 367 - 374, October.

C. Lange, M. B. Caminati, M. Kerber, T. Mossakowski, M. Wenzel, C. Rowat and W. Windsteiger.  2013.  "A Qualitative Comparison of the Suitability of Four Theorem Provers for Basic Auction Theory", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7961, pp. 200 - 215.

M. Kerber, C. Rowat and W. Windsteiger.  2011.  "Using Theorema in the Formalization of Theoretical Economics", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6824, pp. 58 - 73.

M. Kerber and C. Rowat.  2011.  "A Ramsey bound on stable sets in Jordan pillage games", International Journal of Game Theory, vol 40(3), pp. 461 - 466, August.

I. Ayres and C. Rowat and N. Zakariya.  2011.  "Optimal voting rules for two member tenure committees", Social Choice and Welfare, vol 36(2), pp. 323 - 354, February.

C. Rowat. 2007. "Non-Linear Strategies in a Linear Quadratic Differential Game", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol 31 (10), pp. 3179 - 3202.

C. Rowat and J. Dutta. 2007. "The Commons with Capital Markets", Economic Theory, vol 31 (2), pp. 225-254.

C. Rowat and P. Seabright. 2006. "Intermediation by Aid Agencies", Journal of Development Economics, vol 79 (2), pp. 469-491.

Discussion papers

A formal proof of Vickrey's theorem by blast, simp, and rule, with M. Kerber and C. Lange. January 2014, Department of Economics Discussion Paper, University of Birmingham, 14-01. (Submitted to the Journal of Mathematical Economics)


Iraqi economy; UK and US Iraq policy; sanctions and their humanitarian consequences

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