Portrait of Professor Caroline Elliott Professor Caroline Elliott

c.f.elliott@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471032


Employment History:

  • Professor of Industrial Economics, University of Huddersfield, 2014 onwards
  • Senior Lecturer and previously Lecturer, Lancaster University, 1994-2013
  • Research Assistant, University of Manchester, 1992-1994


  • 2010 Best Paper Prize, International Journal of the Economics of Business, with Y. Wei
  • 2001 Winner, Economics Network Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 1999 British Institute for Energy Economics Jane Carter Prize, with M. Acutt
  • 1998 Sir Alastair Pilkington Lancaster University Teaching Award

Research & Scholarship

I am an applied Industrial Economist, interested in competitive forces in markets. Currently my research focuses on education and cultural markets. In terms of my work on the education sector, I am researching the UK Independent School sector, in light of the fee-setting cartel that operated in the early 2000s. I am also extending my existing research into Business Schools, and in particular MBA degrees. Having previously worked on the UK film industry, I am now extending this work to consider the Chinese film industry, in light of its dramatic growth in recent years.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Elliott, C. and Soo, K. (2013) ‘The International Market for MBA QualificationsEconomics of Education Review , 34, pp. 162-174. ISSN 0272-7757


Elliott, C. and Simmons, R. (2011) ‘Advertising Media Strategies in the Film IndustryApplied Economics , 43 (29), pp. 4461-4468. ISSN 0003-6846

Elliott, C. and Simmons, R. (2011) ‘Factors Determining UK Album SuccessApplied Economics , 43 (30), pp. 4699-4706. ISSN 0003-6846


Elliott, C., Lenton, P. and Wei, Y. (2010) ‘The Effect of Government Policy on Tobacco Advertising StrategiesBulletin of Economic Research , 62 (3), pp. 243-258. ISSN 0307-3378

Elliott, C. and Wei, Y. (2010) ‘The Impact of Regulatory Intervention on the UK Store Card IndustryInternational Journal of the Economics of Business , 17 (1), pp. 87-98. ISSN 1357-1516

Soo, K. and Elliott, C. (2010) ‘Does Price Matter? Overseas Students in UK Higher EducationEconomics of Education Review , 29, pp. 553-565. ISSN 0272-7757


Elliott, C. and Simmons, R. (2008) ‘Determinants of Box Office Success: The Impact of Quality SignalsReview of Industrial Organization , 33 (2), pp. 93-111. ISSN 0889-938X


Member of the Network of Industrial Economists, organising their 2013, 2004 and 1998 annual conferences.

2013 onwards, member of the editorial board of The Economics Network Discussion Paper Series

2012 onwards, member of the editorial board of the journal Economics and Finance Research.

I am the economics external examiner for Warwick Business School (2012 – 2015) and The University of Nottingham Business School (2011 – 2014). I have previously been an external examiner for the University of Bradford (2006-2010) and the University of the West of England (2004 – 2008).

I am an Associate and Key Contact for The Economics Network, running various teaching seminars each year and being on judging panels a number of times.

I am a member of the A Level Economics Strategic Advisory Committee for Pearson Education, 2012 onwards.

Assessor, Internal Subject Review of Economics, Newcastle University, 2014.

Assessor, The York Management School Periodic Review, 2012.

Research Degree Supervision

At Lancaster University I supervised three PhD students: on firm size and growth; the environmental Kuznets curve; and the UK film industry. I am currently particularly interested in supervising students interested in education markets; the film and music industries; firms’ strategic use of advertising; and the impact of competition policies.

Enterprise Activities

Associate Consulant, ICS Consulting, 2003 onwards

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • MSc Microeconomics: module convenor and lecturer
  • Year 3 Industrial Economics: module convenor and lecturer
  • Year 1 Introduction to Microeconomics: module convenor and lecturer
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