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Research interests

I am a Senior Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Bath School of Management. My primary research interests surround the governance and regulation of organisations, with a particular focus on the provision of public utilities and other key sectors, most notably the global tobacco industry. I have researched the conduct, performance, and market impact of transnational companies, and appropriate regulatory measures that might be applied to such companies in order to secure the public interest. More recently I have developed an interest in the conduct and performance of micro-firms, especially in the area of regulation.

I have worked with and have been funded by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), The Irish Cancer Society, The Irish Heart Foundaction, The Royal Economics society, the National Insitute for Health Research, and Cancer Research UK. I have shared my expertise with the Houses of Parliament, HM Treasury, and the Department for Health in the UK, and the Ministry of Finance in the Republic of Ireland, and I and my work have been featured in various national media outlets.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in hearing from potential PhD students who wish to explore topics in the area the Regulation and Governance of organisations. I would particularly welcome contract from those wanting to explore any aspect of Tobacco companies behaviour or regulation, and the the governance of 'third sector' organisations, such as companies governed by Trusts (e.g. Companies Limited by Guarantee such as Network Rail).

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Standardised packaging, Minimum Excise Tax, and RYO focussed tax rise implications for UK tobacco pricing

Hiscock, R., Augustin, N., Branston, J. R. & Gilmore, A., 13 Feb 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, e0228069.

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The Failure of the UK to Tax Adequately Tobacco Company Profits

Branston, J. R. & Gilmore, A., 27 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Public Health (United Kingdom). 42, 1, p. 69-76 8 p., fdz004.

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Exploiting a low tax system: non-tax-induced cigarette price increases in Taiwan 2011-2016

Gao, W., Sanna, M., Branston, J. R., Chiou, H-Y., Chen, Y-H., Wu, A. & Wen, C-P., 31 Dec 2019, In : Tobacco Control. 28, e2, p. e126-e132 7 p.

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Individualised tobacco affordability in the UK 2002 - 2014: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

Partos, T. R., Branston, J. R., Hiscock, R., Gilmore, A. & McNeill, A., 17 Apr 2019, In : Tobacco Control. 28, Suppl 1, p. s9-s19 11 p., 054027.

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    Thesis

    Economic Governance and Social Capital: A Case Study of Ghana’s Cocoa Industry

    Author: Abbey, P., 1 May 2016

    Supervisor: Tomlinson, P. R. (Supervisor) & Branston, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Governance of Public-Private Partnerships: A Case Study of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s Electricity Sector

    Author: Mohammed, S. A. M., 19 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Branston, J. (Supervisor) & Tomlinson, P. R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    The Impact of Regulation on Micro-Firms

    Author: Betton, M., 2 May 2018

    Supervisor: Branston, J. R. (Supervisor) & Tomlinson, P. R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    The role of the state and the market in the Korean Water Sector: Strategic decision making approach for good governance

    Author: Min, K., 1 Jan 2011

    Supervisor: Branston, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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