Dr Sharin McDowall

Lecturer in Economics

Sharin McDowall
Email address: S.McDowall@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323639 Location: Arthur Storer Building (MN) Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: University of Wolverhampton Business School Areas of expertise: Developmental Economics and Finance; International Economics and International Business; Institutions; Economics of Industrial Organizations


I am an applied economist. My main research interest is in understanding the determinants and obstacles of economic growth and development. My research covers multi-level dimensions of individuals, firms, industries, regions, governments and their interplay, based on the observations drawn from different frameworks of both developed and developing economies. Specifically my interest can be grouped as Applied Developmental Economics and Finance; and Application of Institutional Theory in both Entrepreneurship and International Business.

Research interests

  • Developmental Economics and Finance
  • Institutions
  • International Economics and International Business
  • Economics of Industrial Organization

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the HEA


  • PhD Economics: University of Aston
  • MSc Economics: University of Manchester
  • BSc Economics: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus


McDowall, S. (2015) The role of Competitions and Institution in determining the level of Political Influence of Firms. Aston Business School RAD Conference

McDowall, S. (2014) Political Connections, a Curse or a Blessing? Evidence from Chinese firms. Aston Business School RAD Conference

Further information

Teaching interests

  • Industrial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Economic Methods