Professor Phil Whyman

Prof. Phil B Whyman

Professor of Economics Director of the Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR)

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR047

+44 (0) 1772 89 4693

Subject Areas: Business and Management

Philip B Whyman is Professor of Economics and Director of the Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR) at UCLan. Formerly educated at the University of Bradford, he has worked in both the public and private sectors, including as a Swedish Institute Scholar at Stockholm University and a researcher for the trade union USDAW. His research includes the economics of Brexit (European economics), post-Keynesian economic policy, workplace flexibility, economic democracy and local economic development.

Phillip is a member of the Royal Economic Society, the British Academy of Management and the Post Keynesian Economics Society.

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Philip joined the School of Business in 1999 as Senior Lecturer in Economics, was appointed Reader in 2002 and was awarded a personal Chair in 2006.

He is currently active in various professional bodies and undertakes research and consultancy for government, corporations and charitable bodies, advising on various aspects of economic policy and European integration.


  • PhD Economics, University of Bradford, 1996
  • BSc (hons) Economics, University of Bradford, 1987

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Economic Policy
  • European economics
  • Labour economics


…Whyman, Philip B and Petrescu, Alina (2017) The economics of Brexit. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-58282-5

…Whyman, Philip B (2018) Rethinking Economic and Monetary Union in Europe, Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-20334-1

…Whyman, Philip B , Bainbridge, M, Buraimo, Babatunde A and Petrescu, Alina (2015) Workplace flexibility practices and corporate performance. British Journal of Management, 26 (3). pp. 347-364. ISSN 1467-8551

…Iatridis, Konstantinos, Kuznetsov, Andrei and Whyman, Philip B (2016) SMEs and Certified Management Standards: The Effect of Motives and Timing on Implementation and Commitment. Business Ethics Quarterly, 26 (1). pp. 67-94. ISSN 1052-150X

More publications



‘The Left Case for Brexit’, CIVITAS workshop, London, 28th Nov 2018
‘The Economics of Brexit’, GFTU ‘Union Building’ Conference, Stone, Staffs, 23-25th Feb 2018
‘Brexit: A Brave New World’, CIPFA NW Conference, Kendal, 29th Sept 2017
‘Economic Impact of Brexit’, Brexit: An Academic Conference [Trade Relations and Economic Impact], Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, 10th Nov 2016
‘Understanding the Economics of Brexit’, Post-Crash ‘Boom and Bust’ Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, 16-17th April 2016
‘Labour Market Security and Flexibility: The Future Directions of Flexi-curity in the Age of Austerity’, Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC), Sheffield Management School, Sheffield, 28th May 2015


Research Activities

  • European Economics / Economics of Brexit
  • Post-Keynesian economic policy
  • Labour economics/workplace flexibility
  • Economic democracy and cooperatives
  • Local economic development/local economic impact analysis/local SME supply chains


  • Economics of Brexit
  • Economic and Monetary Union in Europe
  • Workplace flexibility and Institutional performance
  • Enhancing productivity in Lancashire
  • Local economic development, economic democracy and enhancing local SME supply chains

External Activities

  • UCLan representative for the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE), a sub-committee of the Royal Economic Society
  • Editorial board member, European Management Journal (EMJ)
  • Associate of the Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-Owned Business, Kellogg College, University of Oxford