Professor George Tridimas
Professor of Political Economy
- Department of Acc, Finance & Economics
- Research Institute
- Institute for Research in Social Sciences
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 8273
George Tridimas is Professor of political economy at Ulster University
He obtained his bachelors degree in economics from the University of Athens before completing his master’s and PhD from the University of Oxford. Before joining Ulster, 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 and referendums, power-sharing arrangements in divided societies, the establishment of representative democracy, 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 most recent research examines the emergence, performance and fall of the direct democracy in Ancient Athens. 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.
He has held various visiting fellowships in Canada, the Czech Republic, Romania and the USA and 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.
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- Conflict, democracy and voter choice: a public choice analysis of the Athenian ostracismPublic ChoiceDate: (2016)
- Constitutional convulsions in modern GreeceBehind a Veil of Ignorance? Power and Uncertainty in Constitution MakingDate: (2015)
- Social Welfare and Coercion in Public FinanceCoercion and Social welfare in Public Finance. Economic and Political PerspectivesDate: (2014)
- How democracy was achievedEuropean Journal of Political EconomyDate: (2012)
- Public choice still young and going strong at the age of 60!European Journal of Political EconomyDate: (2008)
- Ratification through referendum or parliamentary vote: When to call a non-required referendum?European Journal of Political EconomyDate: (2007)
- Electorates V Politicians: The 2005 French and Dutch Referendums on the EU Constitutional TreatyDate: (2007)