Dr Stuart McDonald

Associate Professor, School of Economics

Economics / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact

Office

Room 314, IEB

Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Address

199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

Qualifications

2007 Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical Economics), The University of Queensland

1999 Bachelor of Arts Hons 1 (Mathematical Statistics), The University of Queensland

1997 Bachelor of Economics Hons 2a (Econometrics), The University of Queensland


Biography

Stuart McDonald currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor in Public Economics at UNNC and is the exchange coordinator for the School of Economics.

He joined UNNC and the School of Economics in August 2018. Formerly, he was an Associate Professor at the Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance at Renmin University of China in Beijing. He was also the Academic Director of the Queens University Beijing Master of Financial Management and held and adjunct professor’s appoint with Queens University from 2014-2018.

Before coming to China in 2014, he was a lecturer at The University of Queensland in Australia in the School of Economics from 2008 – 2014. Prior to this he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology’s Social and Information Sciences Laboratory from 2006 – 2008.


Teaching

Postgraduate

Microeconomics of Consumers and Firms (Masters)

Microeconomic Theory A (PhD Coursework)

Research Methods and Masters Dissertation Convener (Masters)

Public Economics (Undergraduate)


Research interests

Expertise Summary

Stuart McDonald is an applied microeconomic theorist. He is currently working in the fields of environmental economics, public economics and industrial organization. 

Research Interest

Stuart McDonald’s current research interests focus on environmental economic policy and industrial organization. I am particularly in how environmental economic policy can promote investment in abatement reducing technology in oligopolistic markets.

Orcid Account: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6561-1927


Publications

Journal Articles

Alghamdi, M., McDonald, S., Pailthorpe, B. (2019) The Impact of Product Differentiation on Symmetric R&D Networks. Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games. Accepted.

Friesen, L., Yong, S.K., McDonald, S. (2018) R&D Spillovers in Clean Technology, Cooperation and Tacit Collusion. Economic Inquiry. Vol. 56 (4), pp. 1950–1979.

Arcand, J-L., McDonald, S. (2018) Credit Markets with Imperfect Information: Risk-Aversion versus Pessimism. Economics Letters 165, pp. 35-38.

Yong, S.K., McDonald, S. (2018) Emissions Taxation and Clean Technology R&D with One-Way Spillovers. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 20 (1), pp. 89–108

McDonald, S., Poyago-Theotoky, J. (2017) Green Technology and Optimal Emissions Taxation. Journal of Public Economic Theory 19 (2), pp. 362–376

McDonald, S., Zhang, J. (2012) Inequality and Growth with Education Externalities and Missing Markets. Macroeconomic Dynamics 16, Supplement S3, pp. 331-354

Wagner L., McDonald, S. (2010) Finding Traitors in Secure Networks using Byzantine Agreements. International Journal of Network Security 10(1), pp. 11-17.

Zhang J., Davies J., Zeng J., McDonald, S. (2008) Optimal Taxation in a Growth Model with Public Consumption and Home Production. Journal of Public Economics 92(3-4), pp. 885-896.

Bowden M., McDonald, S. (2008) The Impact of Interaction and Social Learning on Aggregate Expectations. Computational Economics 31(3), pp. 289-306.

Book Chapters

Kamran, M., McDonald, S. (2018) On the Complementarity of Pollution and Population Control under Economic Growth. Presented at the Singapore Economic Review Conference, July 2015.

Arcand, J-L., McDonald, S. (2017) Risky Collateral in Credit Markets. Presented at the European Economic Association Meetings, Lisbon Portugal, August 2017.

Ye, G., Cheng, L. McDonald, S. (2017) Cartel Trigger Price Strategies and Time Inconsistency. Presented at the International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston MA, April 2017. 

Alghamdi, M., McDonald, S., Pailthorpe, B. (2015) The Impact of Product Differentiation on Symmetric R&D Networks. Presented at the Association of Public Economic Theory Annual Meeting, Luxembourg, July 2015.

Yong, S.K., Friesen, L., McDonald, S. (2012) An Experimental Analysis on the Impact of Time Consistent Emissions Taxation on Green Innovation. Presented at the Australasian Experimental Economics Workshop, September 2012. 

Alghamdi, M., McDonald, S., Pailthorpe, B. (2012) R&D Networks with Endogenous Spillovers. Presented at the World Game Theory Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2012.

McDonald, S., Poyago-Theotoky, J. (2012) Optimal Environmental Taxation with Pre-commitment and Green R&D. Presented at European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 19th Annual Conference, 27 - 30 June 2012, Prague.

Yong, S.K., McDonald, S. Friesen, L. (2012) Clean Technology R&D: The Impact of One-Way Endogenous Spillovers and Technology Distance. Presented at the Econometrics Society Australasian Meeting 2012, Melbourne, July 2012. 

Alghamdi, M., McDonald, S. Pailthorpe, B. (2012) The Impact of Connectivity, Proximity and Product Differentiation in R&D Networks. Presented at the Society for the Advance of Economic Theory Conference, The University of Queensland, July 2012.

Dechert, W.D., McDonald, S., O’Donnell, S.I. (2011) The Thin Green Line: The Transboundary Pollution Problem in a Coupled System of Lakes. Presented at the Econometrics Society Australasian Meeting 2011, Adelaide University, July 2011.

Hogg, S., Hurn S., McDonald, S., Rambaldi A. (2011) A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Vertical Integration of Retail Petrol Markets in Australia. Presented at the Econometrics Society Australasian Meeting 2011, Adelaide University, July 2011.

Dechert, W.D., McDonald, S. (2009) An Optimization Approach to Dynamic Games. Presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Computation in Economics and Finance, Sydney Australia, July 2009.

Salerno, G. McDonald, S. Beard, R., 2007. The political economy of shallow lakes. Conference (51st) of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. February 13-16, 2007, Queenstown, New Zealand 10385, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Hawkins, J., Beard, R., McDonald, S., 2006. A multi-agent simulation model of fishery fleet dynamics for the Queensland coral reef line fishery. 2006 Conference (50th) of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, February 8-10, 2006, Sydney, Australia 139788.

Bowden, M., McDonald, S. 2006. Social interaction, herd behavior and the formation of agent expectations. Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 178, Society for Computational Economics.

Beard, R., McDonald, S., 2005. Dynamic Recontracting of Water Rights. 2005 Conference (49th) of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia 137781.Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

McDonald, S. (2005) Infinite Time Horizon Stochastic Differential Utility. Presented at the 6th Queensland Operations Research Conference 12th August 2005, Marriot Hotel, Brisbane, QLD Australia.

McDonald, S., Wagner, L. (2004) A Game Theoretic Formulation of the Byzantine General’s Problem. Presented at the World Congress of Game Theory, Marseilles, France, 2004. 

McDonald, S., Beard, R., Foster, J. (2003) The Evolution of Preferences and Inter-Temporal Savings Behavior. Presented at the 9th International Conference on Computation in Economics and Finance, Seattle, WA, 2003.

McDonald, S. (2002) Risk, Uncertainty and Social Cohesion. Presented at the Australasian Econometrics Society Australian Meetings, Brisbane QLD Australia, 2002.

*McDonald, S., Beard, R. (2002) Numerical Solutions by Method of Lines for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with Applications to Finance. Presented at the 8th Computational Economics and Finance Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2002. 

*Society for Computational Economics Best Conference Paper by a PhD student (Finance)

McDonald, S., Beard, R. (2001) Implementation in Conjectural Equilibrium. Presented at SUNY Game Theory Workshop, Stony Brook NY, 2001. 

McDonald, S. (2001) Evolutionary Implementation. Presented at SUNY Game Theory Workshop, Stony Brook NY, 2001. 

McDonald, S., Beard, R., Purcell, T. (2000) How about tomorrow? Procrastination as an optimal response to conference deadlines. Presented at the Economic Society of Australia 29th Annual Conference of Economists, Gold Coast QLD Australia, 2000.

McDonald, S. (2000) The Market for Internet Services as a Tiebout Economy: An Application of the Shapley Value for the Pricing of Internet Service. In E. Kozan and R. Beard (Eds.) 3rd Operations Research Conference of the ASOR – Qld Branch.

*McDonald, S. (2000) Computing the trembles of trembling hand perfection via simulated annealing. Presented at the International Symposium on Dynamic Games, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2000.

*International Society for Dynamic Games Prize for Best Conference Paper by a PhD Student.

Purcell, T., Beard, R., McDonald, S. (1999) Walrasian and Marshallian Stability: An Application to the Australian Pig Industry. Presented at the Australasian Agriculture and Resource Economics Association, Auckland, New Zeland, 2000.

McDonald, S., McLachlan, G. (1998) The EM Algorithm and Neural Networks. In E. Kozan and R. Beard (Eds.) 2nd Operations Research Conference of the ASOR – Qld Branch.