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School of the Built Environment

Professor Les Ruddock

Chair of Construction and Property Economics


Research methods.

Research Interests

Construction industry economics – macroeconomic, mesoeconomic and microeconomic applications.

Environmental economics.

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Hons), MSc Econ, MSc, PhD, CStat, FRSS, FHEA, CSci


Recent books

Advanced Research Methods for the Built Environment.

(With A. Knight) Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

 Economics for the Modern Built Environment

Taylor and Francis, Oxford.

Emerging from the Global Economic Crisis: Delivering Recovery through a Sustainable Construction Industry

(With S. Ruddock) CIB, Rotterdam. 2010

Refereed Journal Papers since 2010

Post-tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka: Assessing the Economic Impact.

International Journal of Strategic Property Management (Volume 14, No.2, 2010) (With D. Amaratunga)


Evaluation of Trends in the UK Construction Industry using Growth and Productivity Accounts.

Construction Management and Economics (2011). Volume 29 (12) (With S. Ruddock)

Adoption of Sustainable Retrofit in UK Social Housing

Structural Survey (2012) (With W.Swan)


Low Carbon Retrofit: Attitudes and Readiness within the Social Housing Sector

Engineering Construction and Architectural Management (2013)

(With W. Swan)

UK Construction Companies’ Strategies in the Face of Building Cycles

 International Journal of Strategic and Property Management (2013) (With A. Kheir and S. Ruddock))