Dr Edna Solomon BSc, MSc, PhD
BSc, MSc, PhD
Senior Lecturer in International Business Economics, Programme Leader, BSc Hons Economics & Economics with Banking
Department of International Business and Economics
Dr Edna Solomon joined University of Greenwich Business School in 2011. Dr Solomon obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Essex in 2010, where she also worked as a research officer and a part-time lecturer in the Department of Economics.
Dr Solomon's principal area of research is foreign direct investment and the multinational firm, firm productivity, economic growth and panel data econometrics. She is a member of the Royal Economic Society. She is currently working on an ESRC funded research project examining the effectiveness of the R&D tax credit policy on R&D expenditure in the UK – and the effect of R&D expenditure on firm productivity and employment.
- Programme leader: BSc Economics and BSc Economics with Banking (from September 2015)
- Course leader: Global Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics
- Joint Lecturer: Global Business
- Personal tutor
2011: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia: Award of the fifth prize of Economic Research of Ensayos Revista de Economia. The paper, "An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth" was given the award for being among the best eight papers.
Edna's research examines the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the multinational firm on economic growth and firm level productivity. She is interested in growth economics which, in her view, is the first step to improving the wellbeing of societies. Edna is also interested in the determinants of firm productivity, being an important contributor to economic growth. Her empirical research involves the use of panel datasets – hence, she is interested in applied panel data econometric methods.
Funded research projects
ESRC project, Evaluation of R&D expenditures, firm survival, firm growth and employment: UK evidence in OECD context, with Prof Mehmet Ugur (lead researcher), Dr Eshref Trushin (Durham university) and Dr Francesco Guidi. June 2013 to December 2014.
The research aims to investigate the effectiveness of the UK R&D tax credits policy on R&D expenditures and to examine the effect of R&D expenditures on firm survival, productivity and employment. The first part of the research aims to examine whether R&D policy is of value to the taxpayer by investigating whether it has achieved its purpose of increasing R&D effort of UK firms. The second part examines whether R&D expenditure by firms affects firm survival, productivity and employment. If R&D expenditures are key determines of firm survival and growth, then a policy implication is that R&D expenditures must be stimulated.
Ugur, Mehmet, Trushin, Eshref, Solomon, Edna and Guidi, Francesco (2016) R&D and productivity in OECD firms and industries: a hierarchical meta-regression analysis. Research Policy. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 2069-2086. ISSN 0048-7333 ISSN 0048-7333
Ugur, Mehmet, Churchill, Sefa Awaworyi and Solomon, Edna M. (2016) Technological innovation and employment in derived labour demand models: A hierarchical meta-regression analysis. Journal of Economic Surveys. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.. ISSN 0950-0804 ISSN 0950-0804
Ugur, Mehmet, Trushin, Eshref and Solomon, Edna (2016) A firm-level dataset for analyzing entry, exit, employment and R&D expenditures in the UK: 1997–2012. Data in Brief. Elsevier. pp. 153-157. ISSN 2352-3409 ISSN 2352-3409
Ugur, Mehmet, Trushin, Eshref and Solomon, Edna (2016) Inverted-U relationship between R&D intensity and survival: evidence on scale and complementarity effects in UK data. Research Policy. Elsevier. pp. 1474-1492. ISSN 0048-7333 ISSN 0048-7333
Chen, XiaoHua, Solomon, Edna M. and Verousis, Thanos (2015) Asymmetric post-announcement drift to good and bad news: evidence from voluntary trading disclosures in the Chinese stock market. International Journal of the Economics of Business. Taylor and Francis. ISSN 1357-1516 ISSN 1357-1516
Bramati, Maria Caterina, Gaggero, Alberto A. and Solomon, Edna (2015) International trade and domestic competition: Evidence from Belgium. Review of Industrial Organization. Springer US. pp. 383-399. ISSN 0889-938X ISSN 0889-938X
Breinlich, Holger, Niemann, Stefan and Solomon, Edna (2012) Channels of size adjustment and firm performance. Economics Letters. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 202-206. ISSN 0165-1765 ISSN 0165-1765
Solomon, Edna Maeyen (2011) Foreign direct investment, host country factors and economic growth. Ensayos Revista de Economia. Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Facultad de Economia. pp. 41-70. ISSN 1870-221X ISSN 1870-221X
Solomon, Edna (2011) An empirical analysis of foreign direct investment on economic growth: a macro and micro level analysis. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbruecken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8443-2281-1
Solomon, Edna M., Ugur, Mehmet, Guidi, Francesco and Trushin, Esref (2015) Variations in the effect of R&D investment on firm productivity: UK evidence. University of Greenwich, London.
Ugur, Mehmet, Trushin, Eshref, Solomon, Edna M. and Guidi, Francesco (2015) Inverted-U relationship between innovation and survival: evidence from firm-level UK data. University of Greenwich, London.
Ugur, Mehmet, Trushin, Esref and Solomon, Edna M. (2015) UK and EU subsidies and private R&D investment: Is there input additionality?. University of Greenwich, London.
Ugur, Mehmet, Trushin, Esref, Solomon, Edna M. and Guidi, Francesco (2015) R&D and productivity in OECD firms and industries: a hierarchical meta-regression analysis. University of Greenwich, London.