Ron Smith

Professor of Applied Economics
BA, PhD (Camb)

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7631 6413
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7631 6416
Room: 723
Office Hours: Wed and Thurs 5-6 pm


Ron Smith

Research Interests

  • econometrics
  • defence economics
  • political economics

Latest book: Military Economics: The Interaction of Power and Money, see

RePEc Web page (to download papers)



Taught at Cambridge before coming to Birkbeck in 1976. Research interests include econometrics, defence economics and political economy. Visiting Professor at London Business School (1992) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (1997-8).

For more information here is a link to a longer CV (revised Sept 2013)

Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX.