Office location 4·12 Business School, Manchester Campus
Office hours Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Who am I?
Who am I?
Dr Kevin Albertson is an eclectic economist with a background in statistics and economics, but now he has escaped (to some extent) from the numerical world of Econometrics into the applied worlds of: Behavioural Economics; Economics and Crime – he is co-author of the critically acclaimed text book ‘Crime and Economics: An Introduction’ –; and the analysis of government policy.
Kevin’s research interests range from business and social forecasting, through: the frontiers of computing; who is really to blame for the €-zone crisis; social innovation; crime; and the application of classical and behavioural economics to socio-political issues. He is a co-founder and author on the departmental blog ‘Eomics’ (Economics without the con) where has fulminated at short-length on current social challenges.
Kevin’s long-term goal is to determine (in theory) and consume (in practice) the utility maximising level of chocolate; he says his favourite function is the Keynesian consumption function and his favourite colour is coffee.
Words of wisdom
A trouble shared is a trouble halved; a joy shared is a joy doubled.
Academic and professional qualifications
BSc MCom PhD FRSA
Other academic service (administration and management)
Economics and Crime Departmental RKE Lead
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Current and Recent Projects
Meadows, L., Senior, P. and Albertson K. (2014) Evaluation of Pre-sentence, Post-conviction Victim Offender Conferencing Pilot: Interim Report, Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University (commissioned by the Ministry of Justice)
Fox, C, K Albertson, K Williams and M Ellison (2011) The Predicted Costs and Benefits of an Alcohol Treatment Requirement to be delivered by Acorn Treatment and Housing, Stockport: Acorn Housing and Treatment (commissioned by Acorn Housing and Treatment).
Albertson, K, D Ellingworth and C Fox (2010) Break Even Analysis of Intensive Alternatives to Custody Programme, Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University (commissioned by the Ministry of Justice).
Fox, C, D Ellingworth and K Albertson (2010) Intensive Alternatives to Custody: Impact feasibility study, Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University (commissioned by the Ministry of Justice).
Fox, C, K Albertson, P Williams, A Provan and A Woods, A. (2010) Choose Change: Second Interim report, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University (commissioned by Greater Manchester Probation Service).
Wickens, A, S Earnshaw, C Fox and K Albertson (2010) The costs, barriers and benefits of involving volunteers from under-represented groups: Final Report, Birmingham: Commission for the Compact (commissioned by The Commission for the Compact).
Fox, C, D Ellingworth and K Albertson (2009) Economic Review of Cheshire Domestic Abuse Family Safety Unit, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University (commissioned by Cheshire County Council).
Fox, C, G Pollock and K Albertson (2008) An economic evaluation of young carers interventions, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University (commissioned by The CrossRoads Association).
Aylen J, G Cavan and K Albertson (2007) The best strategy for mitigating moorland wildfire risk: a report to Moors for the Future. Moors for the Future small grant A79419, Publisher, Castleton.
K. Albertson, C. Fox, K. Wong (2013). Justice Reinvestment - thinking outside the cell: Kevin Albertson, Chris Fox and Kevin Wong consider social justice alternatives to imprisonment. Criminal Justice Matters. 94(1), pp.22-23.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, K. Wong (2013). Justice Reinvestment and its Potential Contribution to Criminal Justice Reform. Prison Service Journal. 207, pp.34-46.
R. Grimm, C. Fox, S. Baines, K. Albertson (2013). Social innovation, an answer to contemporary societal challenges? Locating the concept in theory and practice. Innovation. 26(4), pp.436-455.
C. Fox, K. Albertson (2012). Is payment by results the most efficient way to address the challenges faced by the criminal justice sector?. Probation Journal. 59(4), pp.355-373.
B. Puddicombe, D. Corry, C. Fox, K. Albertson (2012). Payment by results: Bill Puddicombe, Dan Corry, Chris Fox and Kevin Albertson debate the merits and disadvantages of payment by results. Criminal Justice Matters. 89(1), pp.46-48.
G. Cavan, JF. Handley, J. Aylen, K. Albertson, J. McMorrow, et al.S. Lindley, D. McEvoy. (2006). Climate change and the visitor economy in the uplands. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management. 2(3), pp.170-173.
AA. Sampson, K. Albertson (2000). Near Rationality in a Principal-Agent Framework. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. 156(2),
K. Albertson, J. Aylen (1999). Forecasting using a periodic transfer function: With an application to the UK price of ferrous scrap. International Journal of Forecasting. 15(4), pp.409-419.
K. Albertson, J. Aylen (1996). Modelling the great lakes freeze: Forecasting and seasonality in the market for ferrous scrap. International Journal of Forecasting. 12(3), pp.345-359.
Chapters in books
T. Konstantinos, S. Miles, K. Albertson Negotiating Reality Through The Prosumption Of The ‘Unreal’ Self: Young people’s identities in an age of digital risk and economic precarity. In: The Politics of the Present. How young adults are constructing our future. Routledge,
K. Albertson, KE. Albertson, C. Fox, D. Ellingworth (2013). Economic values and evidence: evaluating criminal justice policy. M. Cowburn, M. Duggan, A. Robinson, P. Senior. In: The Values of Criminology and Community Justice. UK: Policy Press,
J. McMorrow, S. Lindley, J. Aylen, G. Cavan, KV. Albertson, et al.D. Boys. (2009). Moorland Wildfire Risk, Visitors and Climate Change: Patterns, Prevention and Policy. D. Bonn, K. Hubacek, J. Stewart, T. Allott. In: Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands. Abingdon UK: Routledge, pp.404-431.
S. Baines, C. fox, K. Albertson, C. O'Leary, G. Bailey Social Impact Bonds and two meanings of "Social Investment". London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and RAND Europe, 12/9/2016.
C. Fox, M. Sefton, K. Albertson (2012). Evaluation of Grandmentors: Second Interim Report. MMU, CSV.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, K. Williams, M. Ellison (2011). The Prospective Costs and Benefits of an Alcohol Treatment Requirement. Stockport, United Kingdom: Acorn Housing and Treatment, Acorn Housing and Treatment.
C. Fox, D. Ellingworth, K. Albertson (2010). Intensive Alternatives to Custody: Impact feasibility study. Sheffield Hallam University, Ministry of Justice.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, P. Williams, A. Provan, A. Woods (2010). Choose Change: Second Interim report. MMU, Greater Manchester Probation Service.
A. Wickens, S. Earnshaw, C. Fox, K. Albertson (2010). The costs, barriers and benefits of involving volunteers from under-represented groups: Final Report. United Kingdom: The Commission for the Compact, The Commission for the Compact.
K. Albertson, D. Ellingworth, C. Fox (2010). Break Even Analysis of Intensive Alternatives to Custody Programme. Sheffield Hallam University, Ministry of Justice.
C. Fox, D. Ellingworth, K. Albertson (2009). Economic Review of Cheshire Domestic Abuse Family Safety Unit. Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire County Council.
C. Fox, G. Pollock, K. Albertson (2008). An economic evaluation of young carers interventions. MMU, The CrossRoads Association.