Annie Tubadji is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. She is a cultural economist teaching economics and research methods. Annie has previously worked at: University of West of England, Bristol, the UK; University of Bologna, Italy; University of the Aegean, Greece; Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Germany; as well as UNDP, UNICEF and the State Agency for Analysis and Planning, Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria (as part of the EU-NSRF Strategic Team 2007). She is the holder of the Shackle Scholarship at St. Edmunds, Cambridge University, the UK for 2015-2016. She has been awarded the 2010 "Student Paper Award" by the Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT), Western Social Science Association meeting, Reno 2010, for her paper: "The Culture-Based Development (CBD) Hypothesis". Annie obtained her PhD from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 2011.

Annie's main areas of expertise are New Cultural Economics (NCE) and Regional Economics. She focuses on the cultural bias in economic choice as a function of the interaction between the micro and macro levels. Her working paradigm is termed the Culture-Based Development (CBD) approach. Annie's contributions cover predominantly empirical work in regional economics and economic growth, labour economics, economics of innovation and entrepreneurship. She has worked on the topics of migration, diversity, creative class, social capital, religion, innovation and uncertainty. Her current research interests include economics of happiness, moral philosophy and socio-economic inequalities.​

Annie was the Cluster Leader for Microeconomics at the Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance (BCEF) and the organizer of the BCEF Economic Research Seminar Series​. She is currently co-organizing with Dr. Dilshad Jahan the Seminar Series of the Economics Department at Swansea University.​


  1. Tubadji, A., Nijkamp, P. Cultural attitudes, economic shocks and political radicalization The Annals of Regional Science 62 3 529 562
  2. Tubadji, A., Nijkamp, P. Revisiting the Balassa–Samuelson effect: International tourism and cultural proximity Tourism Economics 24 8 915 944
  3. Tubadji, A., Nijkamp, P. Cultural Corridors: An Analysis of Persistence in Impacts on Local Development — A Neo-Weberian Perspective on South-East Europe Journal of Economic Issues 52 1 173 204
  4. Tubadji, A., ANGELIS, V., NIJKAMP, P. Micro-Cultural Preferences and Macro-Percolation of New Ideas: A NetLogo Simulation Journal of the Knowledge Economy 10 1 168 185
  5. Tubadji, A., Gheasi, M., Nijkamp, P. Immigrants’ socio-economic achievements and cultural diversity International Journal of Manpower 38 5 712 728

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  • MN-2061 Economic Research Methods

    This module offers the opportunity for students in Economics programmes to expand their knowledge of a range of research skills and to enable them to undertake economics research that collects or generates data for economic analysis. The focus will be on the appropriate collection of data given a particular economics research question.

  • MN-2565 Economics for Business

    This module provides a rigorous understanding of basic micro-and macro-economic principles by combining theory and application to contemporary issues, such that students have a sound basis for progression to understand the context for business/finance actions in the wider economy.

  • MN-M037 Research Methods

    This module begins with a review of key mathematical and statistical/econometric techniques before progressing onto more practical applications via the use of statistical/econometric and mathematical software. It also contains sessions on bibliographic database searching and sources of data, which will be beneficial for dissertations.


  • Research Project title: “Data Driven Decision Making with due regard to Children’s Rights” (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy