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Dr. Matthew Cocks

Assistant Professor of Economics

Teaching Area

Economics

Education

  • PhD, University of Liverpool, UK
  • MA, University of Liverpool, UK
  • BA, University of Liverpool, UK

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Dr. Matthew Cocks joined Principia from a career background of research and teaching in higher education. His interests largely relate to the economies of cities, their transformations over time, and the strategies local urban areas use for economic development. Since graduating from the University of Liverpool in the UK, his research has taken him to numerous countries around the world for field visits and conference presentations. He has taught on a number of programs at Liverpool John Moores University, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China, and the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has also led pedagogical research into the academic experiences of international students in UK higher education.

Scholarly Interests

  • Urban economies
  • Local economic development strategies
  • Income and wealth inequality
  • Macroeconomics
  • International student experience in higher education

Contributions to Field

  • Numerous academic journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations
  • Contributions to relevant professional journals 
  • Serving as peer reviewer for a number of international academic journals

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Publications and Presentations

  • Cocks M, 2017, ‘Viewpoint: Compound growth and land: what are the implications for planning?’, Town Planning Review, 88(3)
  • Kim H and Cocks M, 2017, ‘The role of quality of place factors in expatriate international relocation decisions: A case study of Suzhou, a globally-focused Chinese city’, Geoforum, 81, 1-10
  • Cocks M, 2016, ‘Urban entrepreneurialism, global networks and export support: Are UK cities looking east?, Local Economy, 31, pp. 690–708
  • Cocks M, ‘Exploring the relationship between income inequality and happiness in English localities’, presented at "Tackling Spatial Inequalities: The Prospects for Economic Development and Regeneration," September 2015, Sheffield, UK

Dr. Matthew Cocks CV