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Prof Ignazio Cabras

Head of Department

Department: Newcastle Business School


Ignazio Cabras is the Head of the Accounting and Financial Management Department and Faculty Director for International Research Partnerships.

Before joining NBS, Ignazio worked at the universities of York, Edinburgh Napier, and Central Lancashire. His research interests are focused on economics and environment, with particular emphasis on regional growth and development, public sector management, employment issues, urban-rural dynamics, sustainability, community cohesion and social capital, industry and innovation, knowledge economies and ICT.

Ignazio's publication record includes more than 60 published works comprising journal articles, books and book chapters, and research reports. He peer-reviews articles for British and international scientific journals on regular basis, and seats in the Editorial Advisory Board of several academic journals.

Ignazio is Vice-President of the Beeronomics Society and a big supporter of Cagliari, the Sardinian football team which plays in the Italian Serie A (dai Casteddu!)


Ignazio Cabras

PGR Supervision

  • Gbemisola Ogbolu TOPIC: Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimension on Firm Performance of SMEs in Nigeria Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Fiona Bannert Climate finance, national innovation systems and public policy Start Date: 01/03/2018
  • Malgorzata Slusarczyk Start Date: 01/11/2016 End Date: 07/04/2020
  • Gbemisola Ogbolu Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Fiona Bannert Start Date: 01/03/2018 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Malgorzata Slusarczyk The impact of food quality schemes on local economic development in the EU Start Date: 06/04/2020


  • Economics PhD April 08 2008
  • Economics MSc July 08 2004
  • Economics BSc (Hons) November 26 2002
  • Information not provided Regional Studies Association (RSA) 2013
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2010

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Public houses and house prices in Great Britain: a panel analysis, Cabras, I., Sohns, F., Canduela, J., Toms, S. 2 Jan 2021, In: European Planning Studies
  • Measuring the economic contribution of beer festivals on local economies: The case of York, United Kingdom, Cabras, I., Lorusso, M., Waehning, N. 1 Nov 2020, In: International Journal of Tourism Research
  • De-privatisation and remunicipalisation of urban services through the pendulum swing: Evidence from Germany, Weber, G., Frahm, G., Cabras, I. 1 Nov 2019, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • How the Business Model of Customisable Card Games Influences Player Engagement, Hodge, V., Sephton, N., Devlin, S., Cowling, P., Goumagias, N., Shao, J., Purvis, K., Cabras, I., Fernandes, K., Li, F. 23 Dec 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
  • Promoting Waste Degrowth and Environmental Justice at a Local Level: The Case of Unit-Pricing Schemes in Spain, Weber, G., Cabras, I., Calaf-Forn, M., Puig-Ventosa, I., D'Alisa, G. Feb 2019, In: Ecological Economics
  • The availability of local services and its impact on community cohesion in rural areas: Evidence from the English countryside, Cabras, I., Lau, C. 1 May 2019, In: Local Economy
  • Beer on! The evolution of micro- and craft brewing in the UK, Cabras, I. 20 Jan 2018, Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer, Palgrave
  • Craft beers and beer festivals: Exploring the potential for local economies and gastro-tourism in the UK, Cabras, I., Ellison, K. 22 Oct 2018, Gastronomy and Local Development, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Developing an innovation ecosystem: Policy, skills and operations, Fernandes, K., Goumagias, N., Shukla, M., Oxley, G., Purvis, K., Cabras, I., Xiong, Y., Seddighi, H., Watson, D., Coleman, P., Matthew, S., Issac, B., Mary Jacob, S. 31 May 2018
  • The role of environmental organisations on urban transformation: The case of waste management in Esporles (Mallorca), Weber, G., Calaf-Forn, M., Puig-Ventosa, I., Cabras, I., D'Alisa, G. 10 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Cleaner Production

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