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Diego Morris

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Applied Economics and Policy (Research Group)


Lecturer in Economics in the Nottingham Business School

Career overview

Diego has several years of work experience in economic research, teaching, management and public policy formulation, having worked for three different universities and an international development institution, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) prior to joining the NTU.

In particular, Diego has taught Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Introductory Economics and Finance all at the University of Strathclyde; Introductory Mathematics at the University of Manchester; and Introductory Statistics at the University of the West Indies. In these roles, his tasks included the development, preparation and delivery of lectures; small group tutorials; specialised computer labs for applied econometrics; and course work assessment at the undergraduate level.

In addition to his teaching experience, Diego has accumulated many years of experience in project design, management and public policy formulation, having worked for the IDB. He started at the IDB as a research assistant and was later promoted to the manager of a US$10M facility to support private sector development in 15 Caribbean countries.

Research areas

The aim of Diego’s research is to shed light on key topics of policy importance in developing countries.  Specifically, his research interests cover applied microeconomic issues related to:

  • Labour Economics
  • Trade
  • International Business
  • Innovation
  • Productivity

External activity

Diego routinely consults for International Development Agencies supporting economic research, project design and project implementation in the Caribbean sub-region.



  • “Product-level Estimation of Import Demand: Simulating the Effects of Tariff Harmonisation” with Winston Moore. The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development. 2012. Volume 21(5): 655-676.


  • “Price Rigidity: A Survey of Evidence from Micro-Level Data” with Roland Craigwell, Winston Moore, and Deslisle Worrell. In Price Rigidity Formation and Inflation Dynamics in the Caribbean. Centre for Money and Finance, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. 2011. pg. 1-20.
  • “Access to Financing and Innovation in Caribbean Firms”. In Exploring Firm Level Innovation and Productivity in Developing Countries: The Perspectives of Caribbean States. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. 2017. pg 29-43.