Dr Peter Phelps


Dr Peter Phelps holds a PhD from Cambridge University, where his research focused on regional economic and monetary integration in Europe. Previously he taught and supervised students at Cambridge University at the departmental level and for various Cambridge colleges. He obtained his BSc from Warwick University; later he studied at Cardiff University -- graduating top of the class with Distinction -- before commencing study at the London School of Economics (LSE) for his Master’s. He has an interest in applied and policy-relevant research at global and regional levels and previously conducted research at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington D.C.; at the Asian Development Bank’s Office for Regional Economic Integration (OREI), in Manila; and at the Economics consultancy firm Volterra Consulting, in London. Dr Phelps has produced reports for international research institutes and published in major journals across the social sciences, which reflects his interest in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, including Applied Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money and Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, amongst others. He has served as a reviewer for major journals and book publishers, including Empirical Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Common Market Studies and Palgrave Macmillan, amongst others. His research has been cited by leading international institutions, such as the World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He has also acted as an academic expert for leading international organisations including the United Nations (UN). Formerly a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, he is an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy (CCEPP), and a Life Member of Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Student education

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2016, 2018)
University of Leeds Partnership Award for Best Feedback in LUBS (2019)