Dr Catherine Glass





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Research Group

Environmental Economics

Research Interests

  • Non-market valuation
  • Behavioural economics
  • Social learning
  • Opinion dynamics
  • Social capital


Catherine Glass is an economist with 12 years experience in economic research, including non-market valuation, behavioural economics and opinion dynamics, and is currently employed on a cross-border project examining the benefits of a catchment management initiative. She has recently been involved in a study examining how behavioural economics and game theory can be applied to enhance agri-environment schemes. Her research in opinion dynamics used simulation modelling to represent interpersonal interactions in social networks with a particular emphasis on social influence and social learning. She has an interest in how social capital creation, through partnership building and community initiatives, can be used to drive the long-term provision of ecosystem services.

Select Publications

Glass, C.A., Glass, D.H. Social Influence of Competing Groups and Leaders in Opinion Dynamics. Computational Economics (2020)

Glass, C.A., Glass, D.H. Opinion dynamics of social learning with a conflicting source, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 563, (2021)