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Craig Bickerton

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Economics


Senior Research Fellow

Craig is a member of the research and consultancy centre in Nottingham Business School, the Economic Strategy Research Bureau. His principal role is to produce economic research and analysis for a range of public and private sector clients. Recent clients have included the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, Nottingham City Council and Rutland County Council.

Craig also contributes to teaching on a number of modules on undergraduate and postgraduate economics degrees, focusing on the role of government in the economy and on economic appraisal and evaluation.

Prior to joining NTU, Craig was Principal Economist at East Midlands Development Agency where he led the agency’s economics work and managed the research team. Craig has also worked as an economist in local government and in private sector consultancy.

Research areas

Economic Strategy Research Bureau

  • Economics of wellbeing
  • Environmental economics
  • Regional economic development

Information for prospective research students

The Economic Strategy Research Bureau offers a wide range of economic research, evaluation and strategic consultancy services to public, private and third sector clients.

The ESRB is uniquely placed to combine proven practitioner expertise with academic excellence and make this capability accessible and affordable to a wide range of clients.

The ESRB undertakes commissioned research, evaluation and consultancy projects on an on-going basis. In addition, it offers a range of subscription based economic briefing products and analytical support – allowing clients to draw flexibly on specialist economic expertise. Particular areas of expertise include:

  • Evidence based strategy/policy development
  • Economic impact evaluation
  • Scenario impact modelling
  • Economic and labour market assessments, and
  • Public sector performance metrics/monitoring.