Klaes, Matthias


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Matthias Klaes is Honorary Professor of Commerce, collaborating with colleagues in the School of Business and CECHR. He holds the Nigel Vinson Chair of Political Economy at the University of Buckingham and is Director of Buckingham's Vinson Centre for Economics & Entrepreneurship. A Senior Research Adviser to the European Crowdfunding Network and member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institute of Economic Affairs, he is an internationally recognised expert on economic governance, alternative finance, and methodology. He publishes widely in those areas and has been the academic lead on several large-scale projects for the European Commission. He was a Leverhulme International Fellow pursuing research in the digital humanities at Duke University, and is Honorary President of the Scottish Economic Society. He has held a number of senior administrative roles including inaugural Head of Keele Management School, Director of the Research Centre for Economics and Management at Keele, and Dean of the School of Business at Dundee, and is author of a leading textbook in Behavioral Economics (with Nick Wilkinson), currently in its 3rd edition. 


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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2008 2018

41 Citations (Scopus)
143 Downloads (Pure)

Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research

Fazey, I., Schäpke, N., Caniglia, G., Patterson, J., Hultman, J., van Mierlo, B., Säwe, F., Wiek, A., Wittmayer, J., Aldunce, P., Al Waer, H., Battacharya, N., Bradbury, H., Carmen, E., Colvin, J., Cvitanovic, C., D'Souza, M., Gopel, M., Goldstein, B., Hämäläinen, T. & 28 others, Harper, G., Henfry, T., Hodgson, A., Howden, M. S., Kerr, A., Klaes, M., Lyon, C., Midgley, G., Moser, S., Mukherjee, N., Müller, K., O'Brien, K., O'Connell, D. A., Olsson, P., Page, G., Reed, M. S., Searle, B., Silvestri, G., Spaiser, V., Strasser, T., Tschakert, P., Uribe-Calvo, N., Waddell, S., Rao-Williams, J., Wise, R., Wolstenholme, R., Woods, M. & Wyborn, C., 1 Jun 2018, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 40, p. 54-70 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Climate change
climate change
Open Access
Decision making
Online survey
Investment choice
Renewable energy

Survey Results on Public Perceptions and the Views of Crowdfunding Platforms and Project Developers

Bergmann, A., Betz, S., Burton, B., Kohl, K., Maidonis, T. & Klaes, M., May 2016, Munich : CrowdfundRes.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
Online survey
Public perception

What did Ronald Coase know about the law of tort?

Campbell, D. & Klaes, M., 2016, In : Melbourne University Law Review. 39, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social costs
positive law

Introduction: Standing the test of time: Maynard Keynes's economic consequences of the peace, a century on

Hölscher, J. & Klaes, M., 2014, Keynes's Economic consequences of the peace : a reappraisal . Hölscher, J. & Klaes, M. (eds.). London: Pickering & Chatto, p. 1-6 6 p. (SCEME studies in economic methodology ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Editorial activity

Pickering & Chatto (Publisher)

Matthias Klaes (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity


Accounting for sustainable development practices in ‎banks operating in the UK

Author: Saeudy, M. H. M. M., 2017

Supervisor: Klaes, M. (Supervisor), Collison, D. (Supervisor) & Dunne, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Authorities and naturalness beyond neo-pragmatism and deconstructionism. Optimization of economic distribution and well-being as a means of going beyond dialectical failures

Author: Cortese, D., 2017

Supervisor: Williams, J. (Supervisor), Smith, D. (Supervisor) & Klaes, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy