2016, Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
2004-07, University of St Andrews, PhD Economics, Thesis Title: 'Towards the Microfoundations of Finance and Growth', Supervisors: Prof. Charles Nolan and Dr. Gary Shea, Examiners: Prof. John Driffill (Birkbeck); Prof. David Ulph (St Andrews).
2003-04, University of Warwick, MSc Economics.
2000-03, University of Durham, BA Economics, First Class (Hons.).
2017-, Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews.
2004-, Research Affiliate/Associate, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
2007-17, Lecturer, University of St Andrews.
Economic growth; economic geography; economic history; financial development.
Heblich, Stephan and Alex Trew, 'Banking and Industrialization', accepted for publication at Journal of the European Economic Association, School of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper 1506 updated December 2017, link.
Nolan, Charles and Alex Trew, 'Transaction Costs and Institutions', The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Contributions), 2015, 15(2), pp. 391-432, link.
Trew, Alex, 'Spatial Takeoff in the First Industrial Revolution', Review of Economic Dynamics, 2014, 17, pp. 707-25, link, MATLAB code.
Trew, Alex, 'Finance and Balanced Growth', Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2014, 18(4), pp. 883-98, link.
Trew, Alex, 'Contracting Institutions and Development', Review of Economics and Institutions, 2012, 3(3), link.
Trew, Alex, 'Infrastructure Finance and Industrial Takeoff in England', Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2010, 42(6), lead article, pp. 985-1010, link.
Trew, Alex, 'Efficiency, Depth and Growth: Quantitative Implications of Finance and Growth Theory', Journal of Macroeconomics, 2008, 30(4), pp. 1550-68, link.
Trew, Alex, 'Finance and Growth: A Critical Survey', Economic Record, 2006, 82(259), pp. 481-90, link.
Trew, Alex, 'Endogenous Infrastructure Development and Spatial Takeoff', School of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper 1601, updated November 2017, link, revised and resubmitted at American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.
Heblich, Stephan, Alex Trew and Yanos Zylberberg, 'East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting', School of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper 1613, link.
Khomba, Dan and Alex Trew, 'Aid and Growth in Malawi', School of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper 1612, link.
Trew, Alex, 'Institutions and the Scale Effect', 2009, CDMA Working Paper 0906, link.
'Finance and Growth in Space'.
'The Role of Transport in Industrialization', with Radek Stefanski.
'Finance, Structural Transformation and Endogenous Growth'.
Dan Khomba, 2013-17, Essays on Aid and Growth. First job: Scottish Fiscal Commission.
Nikolay Chernyshev, 2015-, Essays on Endogenous Growth Theory.
24 MSc dissertations. 7 UG dissertations.
Journal of Development Economics, Development Policy Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Fiscal Studies, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Manchester School, Oxford University Press (book review) Palgrave Macmillan (book review), Scottish Journal of Political Economy.
2015-18, $95,000, Institute for New Economic Thinking, "Transport Infrastructure, Long-Run Development and Policy: Evidence from England and Wales, c.1817 to 2011", joint with Stephan Heblich (Bristol).
2015, £4,831, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics, for Workshop on Structural Transformation, joint with Radek Stefanski (St Andrews).
2015, £5,000, Royal Economic Society Special Project Grant for Workshop on Structural Transformation, joint with Radek Stefanski (St Andrews).
2012, £750, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics, conference travel.
2011, £7,875, funding for Workshop on Economic Growth, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics.
2006-08, £131,500 (non fEC) from Shell Foundation: 'Private Sector Finance and the Support of Infrastructure as a Source of Economic Growth', joint with Charles Nolan and Gary Shea.
2004-06, £26,400 from CDMA: Full PhD Studentship.
Economic History (Honours).
Advanced Macroeconomics (Junior Honours).
Central Banking (MSc).
Contemporary Issues: Institutions; Financial Regulation (Senior Honours).
Econometrics (Junior/Senior Honours).
Economic Analysis: Growth theory (Senior Honours).
Financial Intermediation (MSc).
Money and Banking (MSc).
2017-, School Ethics Committee, chair.
2017-, External Examiner, University of Glasgow.
2015-17, Deputy Director of Teaching.
2014-, Sub-Honours Advisor (Faculty of Science).
2012-13, Director of MSc Money, Banking and Finance (maternity cover).
2016, Computing Officer, panel member.
2016, Teaching Fellow recruitment, panel member.
2015-16, Junior Job Market search committee.
2015-16, Junior Job Market hiring committee.
2015-17, School Teaching Committee.
2014-17, School Ethics Committee, member.
2012-13, School Teaching Committee (maternity cover).
2017-, Library Liaison for School.
2015, Co-Organizer, Workshop on Structural Transformation.
2011, Co-Organizer, SIRE/CDMA Workshop in Economic Growth.
2010-12, School seminar organiser.
2010-11, Associate Examiner, University of London International Programmes.
2008, Organizer, 2nd St Andrews Workshop in Applied Microeconomics.
2008, Co-Organizer, SIRE Forum for Young Researchers.
2004-10, CDMA Webmaster.
Updated April 2018.