Dr Thomas Allen

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7435

E: tom.allen@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/business-and-law/index.aspx


Personal profile

Dr Thomas Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at De Montfort University Business School. He is head of programme for Undergraduate Economics joint degrees.

He has previously worked at University of Birmingham and University of Leicester and has experience teaching on a broad range of economics courses. His research focuses on models of political economy, with applications to international trade.

Research interests/expertise

  • Political Economy
  • International Trade
  • Social Media in Developing Countries

Areas of teaching

  • Political Economy
  • Microeconomics
  • Maths and Statistics
  • European Economics
  • International Trade
  • Financial Systems
  • Macroeconomics


  • PhD Economics (University of Leicester)
  • MSc Economics (University of Leicester)
  • BA Economics (University of Sheffield)
  • PGCertHE (De Montfort University)

Courses taught

  • Applied Techniques for Economists – ECON 1541 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics – ECON 2546
  • European Economic Issues - ECON 2549
  • Political Economy - ECON 3539

Honours and awards

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Conference attendance

European Trade Study Group (ETSG), September 2013, Birmingham, “Analysing the Role of Interactions in the Market for Policy: With an Application to Trade” Thomas Allen.

Fourth Danish International Economics Worskhop, June 2008, Aarhus, “Trade Liberalisation in the Developing World: a Political Economy Approach” Thomas Allen.

Internally funded research project information

    Funding for research into the use of social media by firms in developing nations