Christine Greenhalgh

Professor of Applied Economics


Research Interests

She has undertaken empirical research directed towards a range of questions of public policy interest, relating to employment and unemployment, wage discrimination, external trade performance, and the changing balance between manufacturing and services. She has recently focused her research interests on the impact of new technology, and acts as the Economics Research Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.  She has at various times been an academic advisor to the Treasury, the Department for Education and Employment, the Department of Trade and Industry, and the UK Intellectual Property Office.

She has recently published a book with her colleague Mark Rogers of Harris Manchester College, with Princeton University Press: Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Economic Growth

The book covers the following topics: What drives innovation? How does it contribute to the growth of firms, industries, and economies? And do intellectual property rights help or hurt innovation and growth? Uniquely combining microeconomics, macroeconomics, and theory with empirical analysis drawn from the United States and Europe, this book introduces graduate students and advanced undergraduates to the complex process of innovation. By addressing all the major dimensions of innovation in a single text, Christine Greenhalgh and Mark Rogers are able to show how outcomes at the microlevel feed through to the macro-outcomes that in turn determine personal incomes and job opportunities.