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.
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 140 fully refereed articles appearing in 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.
Steve has received repeated and sustained national recognition for his teaching activities at a national level in the form of frequent publication of innovative 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 HEA 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. As a result of his external profile, Steve is a long standing member of the Associate Board of the national body for the teaching of Economics in the UK. Steve's teaching activities have been recognised in the form of numerous presentations and invited chairing at the leading educational conferences in the UK. Steve has acted as external examiner and programme reviewer at numerous institutions over many years and is currently an external examiner at Queen Mary University of London and the University of East Anglia.