Professor Matthew Cole

Professor Matthew Cole

The Department of Economics
Professor of Environmental Economics
Head of Department

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6639
Fax
+44 (0)121 414 7377
Email
m.a.cole@bham.ac.uk
Address
Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
JG Smith Building
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Professor Matthew Cole is Head of the Department of Economics. Research Interests include Environmental Economics; Development Economics; International Economics (and the intersection of the three).

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Economics, MA Economics, PhD Economics (Nottingham)

Biography

Head of the Department of Economics

Co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

My Google Scholar profile.

Teaching

Current teaching:

ECON110B Sustainable Development

ECONG46D Environmental Economics

Research

Globalisation and the environment. More specifically, the impact of trade, economic growth and investment flows on the environment and the role played by differences in environmental regulations. Of particular interest are firm and industry level studies of economy-environment interactions, often in developing countries. 

Publications

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R., Okubo, T. and Strobl, E. (forthcoming). Natural Disasters and Spatial Heterogeneity in Damages: The Birth, Life and Death of Manufacturing Plants. Journal of Economic Geography

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R. and Zhang, L. (2017), Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 42.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R. and Strobl, E. (2015). Climate Change, Hydro-dependency and the African Dam Boom. World Development, 60, pp. 84-98.

Albornoz, F.A., Cole, M.A., Elliott. R.J.R. and Ercolani, M. (2014), The environmental actions of firms: Examining the role of spillovers, networks and absorptive capacity, Journal of Environmental Management, 146, 150-163.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R., Okubo, T. (2014), International Environmental Outsourcing, Review of World Economics, 150, 4, pp. 639-664.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R., Okubo, T. and Zhou, Y. (2013). The Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Firms: A Spatial Analysis. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65, 2, pp. 290-309.