Dr Lucy Minford is Lecturer in Economics at the School of Management of Swansea University. She graduated from Oxford University in 2007 and has an MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance and a further MSc in Economics, both from Cardiff University with Distinction. In 2015 she obtained her PhD in Economics from Cardiff University, funded by an ESRC open competition award.

Lucy’s interests lie in applied macroeconomics and economic growth, and her PhD investigated the causal effects of government policy on UK output and productivity growth using simulation-based econometrics (indirect inference). After her PhD she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cardiff University with co-authors Kent Matthews, Akos Valentinyi and David Meenagh. Recent research investigates public spending-driven growth and convergence in regional China.

Since 2009 Lucy has taught advanced macroeconomic theory, applied econometrics, growth and development, UK economic policy, public choice theory, and time series econometrics for macro.

Areas of interest for doctoral supervision are: macroeconomics with a focus on growth, productivity and innovation; DSGE modelling and testing; regional economic growth; growth in low and middle income economies.


  • MN-3048 Advanced Economic Analysis

    This module presents analysis of a number of key issues in both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

  • MN-3531 Public Choice

    Public choice can be defined as the borderline between economics and political science. This module explores that borderline. The central issue is how as a society we make collective choices in an environment where political agencies might not always be welfare maximisers.