Following the award of a D.Phil in econometric modelling from Oxford University under the supervision of Professor Sir David Hendry, Steve moved to Cambridge University to work on the ESRC-funded project Macroeconomic Modelling of the Business Cycle under the direction of Professor Sean Holly.
Subsequent research activity has spanned a range of topics including applied econometrics, empirical finance, financial econometrics, numerical simulation and time series analysis. This has resulted in over 120 fully refereed articles appearing in journals including Journal of Applied Econometrics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Statistics and Probability Letters, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Communications in Statistics B, Urban Studies, The Manchester School and Economics Letters, along with the receipt of research funding from The British Academy. A member of numerous editorial boards, Steve is editor-in-chief of Routledge’s the Open Access journal Cogent Economics and Finance.
With regard to teaching, Steve has received repeated national recognition for his teaching activities in the form of frequent publication of teaching case studies and his teaching materials, the delivery of national workshops and seminars, funding for teaching innovation from the Higher Education Academy, and receipt of awards including the 2011 UK Outstanding Teaching Award for Economics. Steve is the only academic in the UK to be recognised twice in the UK Outstanding Teaching Award for Economics category. Following invitation, he has acted as external examiner and programme reviewer at numerous institutions and is currently an external examiner at Queen Mary University of London and the University of East Anglia.