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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Marian Rizov

Dr Marian Rizov holds the Professorial Chair in Economics at the Lincoln Business School having previously worked in Middlesex University Business School and previously in Trinity College Dublin and the Catholic University of Leuven, where he completed his PhD. Marian’s main research interests concern applied microeconomics and finance. Initially, trained as an agricultural economist, he has developed a diverse research portfolio covering economic development and productivity, food economics and agribusiness, labour economics and industrial relations. Since the mid-1990s Marian has been involved in research on the central and east European transition economies and obtained funded research fellowships from the EU, FWO Belgium, and the HEA Ireland. His contributions are on the role of human capital and entrepreneurial skills in household resource allocation and the effects of soft budget constraints on firm capital structure and performance. Later on Marian has diversified his research into the field of rural development as well as food demand, diet quality and health. More recently, Marian has also extended his research into the domain of industrial relations and firm labour management practices. Firm performance and firm productivity analysis has been a reoccurring theme in Marian’s research which has attracted external funding from the British Academy, Low Pay Commission, and the Slovak VUB Foundation. Marian has supervised to successful completion thirteen PhD candidates as of the end of September 2017 and is active in supervising doctoral researchers in the broader themes of food security and nutrition, productivity, labour management practices and industrial relations, and institutions and economic development.

Department Responsibilities

AFE department and LEAF (Lincoln Economics and Finance) research lead UoA 17 Business and Management Studies co-ordinator


  • PhD — Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium,
  • MSc Economics — Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium,
  • MSc Agricultural Economics — Imperial (Wye) College, UK,
  • MSc International Land Management — University of East London, UK,
  • Dipl. Eng. Land Use Planning — Higher Institute of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Bulgaria,


  • Postdoc research grant — EU PHARE,
  • PhD research grant — EU PHARE,


The link below leads to a brief on my research on minimum wage and productivity The link below leads to my recent research on employment effects of CAP The link below leads to my recent research on university performance and REF

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Research Projects

  • Independent evaluation of DFID private enterprise programme Ethiopia (PEPE) — DFID/GRM in 2015
  • Foodsecure — EU FP7 in 2014
  • Factor markets — EU FP7 in 2011
  • The impact of CAP subsidies on farm investment and productivity — VUB Foundation (Slovakia) in 2011
  • Impact of minimum wage on productivity by firm sizein the UK — UK Low Pay Commission in 2010
  • Comparative productivity analysis of firms in the UK, Germany and France — British Academy in 2008

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Member of G&M2 (Economics, Business Economics and Management) project expert panel - Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium Associate Editor, Economics - Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences External Examiner - Cass Business School Member of the Scientific Committee - Beernomics 2019