Dr. Tony Syme

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building Room 306

Please email for an appointment.

Current positions

Subject Lead - Finance, Accounting and Economics


Before joining Salford, I had previously been a lecturer at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick. Beyond my current teaching specialisms within macroeconomics, I am a member of the Centre for Sports Business Research within Salford Business School and an Associate Director of Recruitment and Retention, a role within the admissions process that I had previously been involved with at Oxford (Modern History & Economics degree).


Current Teaching

1st year: Organisations, Markets and Economy

2nd year: Macroeconomics; European Business Environment

3rd year: Domestic and International Money; Strategy and Risk

Current PhD Supervision

Three students who theses are in the fields of bank regulation, sovereign and bank default, and the economics of football.

Previous Teaching

Within the fields of economic history, sports economics and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research Interests

19th & 20th century economic history, with particular reference to France and the UK

Economics of sport, with particular reference to football and golf


PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics: unemployment and fiscal policy; the economics of the mortgage market; bank regulation and performance; the application of cost-benefit analysis to vocational rehabilitation services. I would be particularly interested in supervising future doctoral students in the areas of: (i) macroeconomics; and (ii) sports economics.  

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (hons) (Stirling)
  • MSc (Warwick)
  • PhD (Warwick)


  • Member, Economic History Society
  • Member, European Historical Economics Society
  • Member, Cliometric Society