Donald Hay was an active member of the University of Oxford’s Department of Economics 1970-2000. His research interests included applied industrial economics, and the interface between Christian ethics and economics. His published research included one of the first papers on strategic entry deterrence in spatial markets, a paper on the impact on manufacturing firms of the Brazilian trade liberalization, a monograph (with Derek Morris, Shujie Yao, and Guy Liu) on the effects of market liberalization on Chinese manufacturing firms, and a book on Christianity and economics. He also maintained an interest in the reform of competition policy in the UK. He taught microeconomic, industrial organization (at both graduate and undergraduate level), and supervised several doctoral theses in industrial economics. He published, with Derek Morris, an advanced textbook, Industrial Economics and Organisation: Theory and Evidence (second edition, 1991).

In 2000 he became the first Head of the Division of Social Sciences in the University, a position he held for five years. During that time he had overall responsibility for the completion of the Manor Road Social Science building. Since 2005 he has been retired. His main interest in retirement has been the development of a programme, Developing a Christian Mind, to enable Christian graduate students, researchers and academic (across all disciplines) to begin to integrate their faith and their academic activities. Further details can be found at


  (with Howard Smith), ‘Streets, malls and supermarkets’, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Spring 2005, volume 14(1) 29-59.

‘Sustainable economics’ in R J Berry ed, When Enough is Enough, Apollos, Nottingham, 2007

(with Gordon Menzies), ‘Economics and the marriage wars’, Faith and Economics, Spring 2008, number 51, pp 1-30

‘Globalisation, climate change and the church’, to be published in Rundle S L ed. Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian perspectives on Globalization, Paternoster Press, to be published in 2008

‘Responding to climate change: how much should we discount the future?’,  to be published in R S White ed Living beyond our means: the root causes of environmental unsustainability, (forthcoming in 2009)

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