Professor George Tridimas

Professor of Political Economy

School/Department
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8273
Email
g.tridimas@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 03C10
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

George Tridimas is Professor of Political Economy at Ulster University.

He obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from the University of Athens and a Master’s and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Oxford. Before joining Ulster University, he held positions at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and the University of Reading in England.

George's research interests are in political economy, public economics and law and economics. He has published widely in topics such as mechanisms of collective decision-making, including elections, referendums and power-sharing arrangements in divided societies, the emergence and fall of direct democracy in ancient Athens, the size of government, the allocation of public expenditure, publicly provided goods and the economic behaviour of the private sector, and the economic analysis of the judiciary. His work combines theory, analysis of policy and applied econometrics and has a strong interdisciplinary element borrowing from history, political science and law. At various times his research was funded by the British Academy and the ESRC.

George has held various visiting fellowships in Canada, the Czech Republic, Romania and the USA. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently serving as a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of Political Economy and Constitutional Political Economy, and is Co–editor–in–Chief of the German – Greek Yearbook of Political Economy.

German-Greek Yearbook of Political Economy, Volume 1/2018. / Holler, Manfred (Editor); Tridimas, George (Editor).

Munich, Germany : ACCEDO Verlag Holler, München, 2017. 198 p.

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Introduction to the VolumeGerman-Greek Yearbook of Political Economy,Volume 1/2018. / Tridimas, George; Holler, Manfred.

German-Greek Yearbook of Political Economy, Volume 1/2018. Vol. 1 Munich, Germany : ACCEDO Verlag Holler, München, 2018. p. 1-3.

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Comparison of Central Bank and Judicial Independence. / Tridimas, George.

CONSTITUTIONAL MYTHOLOGIES: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CONTROLLING THE STATE. Springer, 2011. p. 153-169.

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Constitutional choice in ancient Athens: The rationality of selection to office by lot. / Tridimas, George.

In: Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 1-21.

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How democracy was achieved. / Tridimas, George.

In: European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 28, 12.2012, p. 651-658.

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Cleisthenes’ Choice: The Emergence of Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens. / Tridimas, George.

In: Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Vol. 8, 06.2011, p. 41-61.

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Homo Oeconomicus in Ancient Athens: Silver Bonanza and the Choice to Build a Navy. / Tridimas, George.

In: Homo Oeconomicus, Vol. 30, No. 4, 12.2013, p. 435-458.

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Social Welfare and Coercion in Public Finance. / Winer, Stanley; Tridimas, George; Hettich, Walter.

Coercion and Social welfare in Public Finance. Economic and Political Perspectives. ed. / Stanley Winer; Jorge Martinez-Vazquez. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. p. 160-194.

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War, disenfranchisement and the fall of the ancient Athenian democracy. / Tridimas, George.

In: European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 31, 2015.

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Rent seeking in the democracy of ancient Greece. / Tridimas, George.

Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking. Edward Elgar, 2015. p. 444-469.

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