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Dr Philip Kostov

Reader in Quantitative Economics
School of Business

Philip's main research interests relate to quantitative methodologies and include issues such as spatial econometrics, model selection issues; quantile treatment effects; counterfactual distributions, nonparametric and semi-parametric models. He is interested in developing and applying a wide range of methods dealing with the above issues focused on restricting the impact of arbitrary assumptions.

Philip has published widely in variety of journals such as Journal of Agricultural Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos, Environment and Planning B, Land Economics, Spatial Economic Analysis, Food Policy, Journal of Rural Studies Journal of Geographical Systems, Review of Development Finance, Managerial Finance, Indian Growth and Development Review, Contemporary Economics, Econometrics, ISRN Economics, European Journal of Development Research, Agribusiness, Agricultural Systems, , Agricultural Economics and Management.

Philip has taken part in a range of research projects. Some example include: 2020- Preston model and cultural sector (CI, £47k) 2018-2019 Financing mechanisms for coping with climate change in Tanzanian Agriculture, QR GCRF(PI, £15.7k) 2011-2012 RES-238-25-0031 “Microfoundations of Access to Finance: Demand-side Perspectives in South Africa” (CI, £97.7k) 2008-2009 LBS-0809-06 “Access to Finance: the role of agents” (CI, £3k) 2007-2009 IPTS 150652-2006 F1SC-DE - Sustainability of Semi-Subsistence Farming Systems in New Member States and Acceding Countries (S-FARM). 2004-2007 DARDNI, DEFRA, SEERAD, NAW, FAPRI “Analysing agriculture in the UK” (CI, 250k) 2006-2007 EU Sixth Framework, "AG-MEMOD 2020 – Agricultural Member State Modelling for the EU and Eastern European countries" (consortium of 26 participants; total €1,699 K, QUB share €86.3K) 2005-2006 Impact analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy reform on main agricultural commodities, J05/03/2005, EC DG JRC –IPTS. 2001- 2004 DARDNI FAPRI “Analysing agriculture in NI” (CI, £800k) 2001-2004 EU Fifth Framework, QLK5-CT-2000-00473 “AG-MEMOD - Agricultural sector in the Member states and EU: Econometric Modelling for Projections and Analysis of EU policies on Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment" (consortium of 14 participants; total € 2,810 K, QUB share €149.2K) 1998-2001 Phare ACE P97-9131-S “Assessing and measuring the importance of the small farm household subsistence sector in Bulgarian agriculture”. (PI, €112k) 1998-1999 Phare P96-6107-R "Analysing agricultural policy options under transition in view of future accession to the EU"(CI, €636K, 5 partners, BG share €97k) 1997-1998 various tasks with the World Bank mission on agriculture in Bulgaria: estimation of NPCs and PSEs effective tariff protection for agriculture 1997.1998 FAO "Economic and Social Accounts for Agriculture" 1995-1996 USIA Fulbright "Agriculture during Transition".

  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2001
  • Diploma of Higher Education in International Economic Relations (equivalent to MSc), Higher Institute of Economics (University of National and World Economics), Sofia, Bulgaria, 1994.