Prof. Ron Smith
Ron Smith has taught statistics and econometrics at Birkbeck, University of London, since 1976; as Professor of Applied Economics since 1985.
He has been visiting professor at London Business School and the University of Colorado. He has published extensively in econometrics and defence economics. Details can be found at https://ideas.repec.org/e/psm18.html and https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=afmiX70AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
His book Military Economics: the interaction of power and money, Palgrave 2009, was shortlisted for the Duke of Westminster’s medal for military literature. He got the 2011 Lewis Fry Richardson lifetime achievement award for contributions to the scientific study of militarised conflict by the European Consortium of Political Research. He has acted as a consultant to a range of bodies including Frontier Economics and the UK National Audit Office on defence projects and is an Associate Fellow of RUSI.