Hector Rufrancos

I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Economics at the University of Stirling School of Management. I am also BA (Hons) Economics Programme Co-Director, PhD convenor for the Economics Division, SGSSS Economics Pathway Representative at Stirling, SGSSS Pathway Convenor, and SGPE PhD Co-Director

I am a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization.

Economics Division, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Research Interests

As an Applied Microeconomist, my research interests lie at the intersection of labour, political economy,  development and historical economics. My current research focuses on labour market institutions and outcomes, historical income inequality, and nutrition.



Household structure, labour participation and economic inequality in Britain, 1937-61 has been conditionally accepted at the Economic History Review.


Does the depth of informality influence welfare in urban Sub-Saharan Africa has been accepted at Oxford Economic Papers


Escaping Hunger before WWI has been accepted at Cliometrica


I was appointed Economics Pathway convenor for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences & PhD co-Director for the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics


I presented the halls paper at SES


I presented the halls paper at InSaNE (link)


How hungry were the poor in late 1930s Britain? is now published in EHR (link)

The Student halls paper is now out as GLO Discussion Paper, No. 868 (link)


I was interviewed by Simon Baker at the Times Higher Education about the implications of the Student Halls + Covid-19 Cases paper (link)


Student Halls paper has been covered by the Times (link)


New paper on the impact of University Reopenings on COVID-19 cases in Scotland is now out in Covid Economics 80.