Dr Dan Coffey



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

Current positions

Faculty Head of Graduate School 
Co-Chair of Faculty Review Group
Faculty Research and Innovation Committee (member)

Graduate Board of the University of Leeds (member)
Postgraduate Research Development Group (member)

Academic Quality Committee (AQC) Member ESRC White Rose DTP

Previous Experience

Business and Management Pathway Leader ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre
Graduate Board Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes (member)
Education Steering Group for the University of Leeds (member)

PhD Director: Economics Division
MBA Reorganisation Steering Committee (member)
MA/MSc Programme Director Economics/ Economics and Finance

External roles

External Advisor for the Periodic Review of Alliance Manchester Business School (2016)
External Examiner SOAS (2014-2016)
External Examiner University of Manchester (2007-2011)

Editorial Boards and Steering Committee Membership

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Palgrave Communications: Palgrave Macmillan
GERPISA: the international research network for the automobile

 Deans Award for Teaching Excellence (x2)


  • Faculty Head of Graduate School (Postgraduate Research Studies)

Research interests

My research interest include all aspects of the world car industry, including the auto-industrial-energy nexus and the global political economy of the car. I have considerable experience in the broad field of industrial strategy, originating in early involvement with the European Network for Industrial Policy as well as more recent collaborative work on a new industrial strategy for Britain, the place of manufacture in Europe, and democratic deficits in contemporary industrial policy formulation. My work has also evolved to include productivity and sustainability.

Student education

I have teaching experience at all levels ranging from undergraduate to taught postgraduate and MBA. Areas include: microeconomics, industrial economics, economics of business and corporate strategy, global economy and political economy.

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics