Dan Coffey

Faculty Director, Postgraduate Research,
Senior Lecturer in Microeconomics

Email:
djc@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)113 343 4485
Categories:
Academic, Economics, Applied Institute of Research in Economics (AIRE)
Location:
G.17, Maurice Keyworth Building
Profile

Qualifications

PhD in Economics, University of Warwick
MPhil in Economics, University of Cambridge
BSc (Hons) Economics, University of Glasgow

Experience

Economics PhD Programme Director

White Rose DTC Economics Cluster Co-organizer

MBA Steering Committee

Graduate Board Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes

Previously:

MA Economics Programme Director

External (Programme) Examiner at University of Manchester

Editorial Boards

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management

GERPISA Steering Committee Member

Research

Political Economy

Models of capitalism

Economic Policy

State and industry, and the role of the public sector

The World Automotive Industry

Geo-politics ▪ logistics ▪ eco-austerity ▪ corporate strategies ▪ ‘British’ car industry and foreign investors ▪ Japanese car industry ▪ the car as a social artefact

Production Systems and Operations

Manufacture, pricing and distribution of complex goods ▪ multi-plant operations   

Teaching

Microeconomics (MSc)
Understanding the Global Economy (MSc)

Dissertation Supervision (u/g)
Dissertation Supervision (MSc)
Dissertation Supervision (PhD)

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Publications

Recent Publications and Media (from 2003)

Books

(editor: with J. Begley, T. Donnelly and C. Thornley) Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development: International cases and policy responses, Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2016

(with C. Thornley) Globalization and Varieties of Capitalism: New Labour, Economic Policy and the Abject State, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

(editor: with D. Bailey and P.R. Tomlinson) Crisis or Recovery in Japan: State and Industrial Economy, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2007

The Myth of Japanese Efficiency: The World Car Industry in a Globalizing Age, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2006 

(editor: with C. Thornley) Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives, London and New York: Routledge, 2003

and forthcoming books:

(with C. Thornley) Capitalism, Crises, Transnationals and the State: an alternative political economy of the British car industry, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan (appearing 2017)

Articles in Refereed Journals

(with C. Thornley) ‘Shock, awe and continuity: Mrs Thatcher’s legacy for the public sector’, Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 45 (3), pp195-213, 2014

(with C. Thornley) ‘Nurtured Competition and Optimal Vehicle Life: a missing theme in public policy formulation for alternative vehicle technologies?’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol. 13 no 2, pp134-154, 2013

(with C. Thornley) ‘Low Carbon Mobility versus Private Car Ownership: towards a new business vision for the automotive world?’, Local Economy, 27(7), pp732-748, 2012

(with D. Bailey and S. MacNeill) ‘Editorial: New Perspectives on Global Auto Shifts and Development and Policy Responses Part Two’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp109-116, 2012

(with D. Bailey and S. MacNeil) ‘Editorial: New Perspectives on Global Auto Shifts and Development and Policy Responses Part One’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp91-98, 2011

(with C. Thornley) ‘Swing Plants and Punishments: a study of a Ford closure decision’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol. 10, no. 2/3, pp252-269, 2010

(with D. Bailey and S. MacNeill) ‘Editorial: Change in the World Auto Industry and Policy Responses’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 10, no 2/3, pp115-127, 2010

‘Production Fantasy and its Subject: An Explanation with a Reply to Tony Elger’, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, Spring/Autumn, pp235-252, 2009

‘Old time militancy and the economic realities: towards a reassessment of the dockers’ experience’, Industrial Relations Journal,  Vol. 40 (4), pp292-308, 2009

(with P.R. Tomlinson) ‘Multiple Facilities, Strategic Splitting and Vertical Structures: Stability, Growth and Distribution Reconsidered’, The Manchester School, September, Vol. 74, No. 5, pp558-576, September 2006

(with C. Thornley) ‘Automotive Assembly: Automation, Motivation and Lean Production Reconsidered’, Assembly Automation, vol. 26, no. 2, pp98-103, 2006

‘Matching Strategies in Car Assembly: the BMW-Rover-Toyota Complex’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp320-335, 2005

‘Editorial: Market Strategies and Product Supply’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005

‘Delineating Flexibility: The Problem of Wide-Selection’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp18-31, 2005

(with P.R. Tomlinson) ‘Globalisation, Vertical Relations and the J-mode firm’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 26, no. 1, pp117-144, Fall 2003

Magazine and Newspaper articles

‘A New Business Vision for the Auto World’, Network Magazine, April, 2012

‘Where Marx excelled at anticipation‘, Financial Times (Letters), 15 November 2011

‘Mapping a new route for car ownership’, Yorkshire Post, 14 December 2010

‘The symptoms missed by Mrs Thatcher as she tried to cure the sick man of Europe’, Yorkshire Post, 21 December 2009

‘A Fresh Look at Japan as Concept Leader in the Design of Industrial Processes’, Japan Spotlight: Economy, Culture and History, March/April 2009

‘Lean Beginnings’, Manufacturing Magazine, June/July 2007

Commissioned Reports

‘The British Automotive Council: Organization, Work and Strategic Role’, Report for: Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico: Dipartimento per l’impresa e l’internazionalizzazione, Direzione general per la politica industrial e l competitivà, Italy, September 2013

‘Industrial Policies to Support Alternative Vehicles and Sustainable Mobility in Britain’, Report for: Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (Dipartimento per l’impresa e l’internazionalizzazione, Direzione general per la politica industrial e l competitivà), Italy, March 2012

Guest Editorships of Refereed Journals

(with D. Bailey and S. MacNeill) International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Special Issue: New Perspectives on Global Auto Shifts and Development and Policy Responses Part Two, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012

(with D. Bailey and S. MacNeil) International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Special Issue: New Perspectives on Global Auto Shifts and Development and Policy Responses Part One, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011

(with D. Bailey and S. MacNeil) International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Special Double Issue: Change in the World Auto Industry and Policy Responses, Vol. 10, No. 2/3, 2010

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Special Issue: Market Strategies and Product Supply in World-Wide Car Manufacture, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005

Chapters in Edited Books

(with J.Begley, T. Donnelly and C. Thornley) ‘Introduction’, in J. Begley, D. Coffey, T. Donnelly and C. Thornley (eds) Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development: International cases and policy responses, Oxford and New York: Routledge, pp1-11, 2016

(with C. Thornley) ‘Unions, government and sector Interventions: a new British path for industrial sustainability?’ in F. Gerlach, M. Schietinger and A.Ziegler (eds) A strong Europe – but only with a strong manufacturing sector: Policy concepts and instruments in ten EU member states, Schüren, pp80-115, 2015

Also in German:
(with C. Thornley) ‘Gewerkschaften, Staat, secktoral Eingriffe – der neue britische Weg zu industrieller Nachhaltigkeit’, in F. Gerlach, M. Schietinger und A.Ziegler (eds) Starkes Europa – nur mit Produktion und Industrie: Industrielpolitische Konzepte und Instrumente in zehn EU-Ländern, Schüren, pp86-130, 2015

(with C. Thornley) ‘Industrial Policy: A Green Agenda’ in D. Bailey, K. Cowling and P. Tomlinson (eds) New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp395-420, 2015

(with C. Thornley) ‘Model Employment? The challenges ahead for public sector employers and unions in tackling the gender pay gap’, in T. Wright and Conley, H. (eds) A Handbook of Discrimination at Work, Gower, pp59-68, 2011

(with C. Thornley) ‘Legitimising Precarious Employment: aspects of the post-Fordism and Lean Production Debates’, in Thornley, C., Jefferys, S. and Appay, B. (eds) Globalisation and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment: Challenges for Workers and Unions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp40-61, 2010

‘Production Counterfeits and Policy Collisions: BMW and Rover – a salutary tale’, in M. Freyssenet (ed) The New Automobile World in the 21st Century, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp366-379, 2009

(with C. Thornley) ‘Lean Production: the original myth reconsidered‘, in V. Pulignano, P. Stewart, A. Danford, and A.M. Richardson (eds) Flexibility at Work: Developments in the International Automobile Industry, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp83-103, 2008

(with D. Bailey and P.R. Tomlinson) ‘The attributes of the crisis’, in D. Bailey, D. Coffey, and P.R. Tomlinson (eds) Crisis or Recovery in Japan: State and Industrial Economy, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp1-8, 2007

(with C. Thornley) ‘”Can Japan Compete”: Reconsidered’, in D. Bailey, D. Coffey, and P.R. Tomlinson (eds) Crisis or Recovery in Japan: State and Industrial Economy, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp197-215, 2007

(with P.R. Tomlinson) ‘Co-ordination and hierarchy in the Japanese firm: the strategic decision making approach vs. Aoki’, in M. Waterson (ed) Competition, Monopoly and Corporate Governance: Essays in Honour of Keith Cowling, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp3-19, 2003

(with C. Thornley) ‘Across the policy divide’, in D. Coffey and C. Thornley (eds) Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives, London and New York: Routledge, pp1-8, 2003

‘Best practice manufacture as industrial policy: lean production, competitiveness and monopoly capitalism’, in D. Coffey and C. Thornley (eds) Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives, London and New York: Routledge, pp45-61,2003

‘Reassessing regulation: productivity, wage costs and trade union “power” in the dock’, in D. Coffey and C. Thornley (eds) Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives, London and New York: Routledge, pp158-170, 2003

Reviews

Future Imperfect: a review of Andrew Gamble’s ‘The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession’, International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp842-847, 2013

Review of ‘Knowledge entrepreneurship and sustainable growth’, by Rinaldo.C. Michelini, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, November, Vol. 36, Issue 1, 2008

Media

Channel 4 Television, ‘Channel 4 news’, pre-recorded interview by Morland Sanders, broadcast Monday January 9th 2012

BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme: live interview by Evan Davis, broadcast Monday November 28th 2011

BBC Radio Leeds, ‘DRIVETIME’ programme, live interview, broadcast Thursday June 30th 2011

BBC1 Television, ‘Inside-Out’ current affairs programme, interview broadcast November 1, 2010 (Midlands)

Independent on Sunday:  ‘Thatcher got it wrong. Blair and Brown did too. Can Cameron get it right?’, book review and interview by Business Editor Margareta Pagano, published December 20, 2009

BBC Radio 4, ‘Where did it all go right’, pre-recorded interview by Giles Edwards, broadcast Monday September 14th 2009

BBC Radio 4, ‘Today’ programme: live interview by John Humphries, broadcast Thursday April 19th 2007

Channel 4 Radio News, live interview, broadcast Thursday April 19th 2007

ESRC Press Release on Book ‘The Myth of Japanese Efficiency’, Monday 16th April 2007

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