Dr Paul Simpson

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Position: Lecturer in Economics
Academic unit: Accounting and Finance


Prior to joining the Manchester Business School, Paul Simpson held positions at the University of Stirling and UMIST. He currently teaches modules on Mergers and Acquisitions for both the MSc in Accounting and Finance and MBA courses.

Research Interests

Paul's general area of research is Industrial Economics but in particular much of his recent work has been devoted to Mergers and Acquisitions. Specific topics include the determinants of cross border mergers, merger waves and corporate governance issues surrounding international mergers. Other research interests include the Operation of UK and EC Competition Policy and its Impact on Firms; Behaviour in Declining Industries; (In)stability of International Cartels

Additional Information

Industrial Economics

Programme involvement

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Showing 13 publication(s)


  • Simpson, P. (2099). Industry Shocks and Merger Activity. An examination of sectoral patterns of activity in a panel data set for the UK and US. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: 98e12ae3-a662-401e-baf3-1dcd60848449



  • Simpson, P., P., . U., & Huan, Z. (2006). Foreign Mergers as a Form of Entry in Emerging Markets: an examination of the case of China. In host publication.. Publication link: 6f890226-62b8-49de-a649-589b27f0857b
  • Simpson, P., P., . U., & Huan, Z. (2006). Cross Border Mergers and Acquisition in China: an industry panel study. In host publication.. Publication link: 4229d1cd-35c0-47ca-8979-b187d5a1b9d7



  • Simpson, P. (2004). Response to Decline in the Western European Synthetic Fibre Cartel: an investigation of a Crisis Cartel, Review commissioned by Department of Health Policy Research Programme. No publisher name.. Publication link: 77d67e42-ecc1-4aad-9ff6-5467e076819e
  • Simpson, P. (2004). Response to decline. An investigation of a crisis cartel. In How Cartel Endure and How they Fail. Edward Elgar. . Publication link: b798ecda-582d-41b7-86bf-f8efb871145a