Joseph Bromfield

Joseph Bromfield

The Department of Economics
Assistant Professor in Economics
Director of Education
Birmingham Business School Senior Tutor

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Joe Bromfield joined the Department of Economics at Birmingham in April 2018. He is an industrial economist who also takes a keen interest in the history of economic thought.


  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE
  • PhD Economics, Aston University
  • MSc Economics, University of Bristol
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Management, Aston University


  • LH History of Economic Thought
  • LC Principles of Economics 


Research interests

Competition Policy; History of Economic Thought; Generative AI in Learning & Teaching. 

Current projects

Bromfield, J.P. & Ercolani, M.G. (2024) “The performance of undisclosed ChatGPT-generated answers in Higher Education: an empirical evaluation”. Working paper


Ercolani, M.G., Bromfield, J.P. & Selim, S. (2023) “A review of TAG A2.3 employment parameters: labour supply elasticity and labour tax wedges” (commissioned project for the Department for Transport).

Bromfield, J., & Olczak, M. (2018). THE ROLE OF THE MAVERICK FIRM CONCEPT IN EUROPEAN COMMISSION MERGER DECISIONS. Journal of Competition Law & Economics14(2), 179-192.

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