Osama Al Sabbagh

Full-time doctoral student


Economics and Strategy Group




BSc (Maitrise) Economics and Business, Universite Toulouse 1, France.
MSc International Business, Aston University, UK.

Academic group affiliation:

Economics and Strategy Group

Year of entry:


Thesis title:

Price Transmission Asymmetries in EU Fuel Markets.

Research keywords:

Prices, Asymmetries, Time Series, Gasoline, Diesel, Oligopolistic Coordination, Search costs theory, Edgeworth Price Cycles.

Research Description:

The main objective of the research is to investigate the determinants of asymmetric pricing in the main EU fuel markets: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. I use an exceptionally rich weekly dataset as well as market structure data for the six European countries in the classical Error-Correction Model. I then focus on the UK with national daily data and a daily panel dataset for Birmingham petrol stations using a Markov regime-switching model.


Professor Nigel Driffield AcSS; Dr Rakesh Bissoondeeal; Dr Michail Karoglou

Teaching responsibilities:

Business Game; Perspectives on Business and Management.

Other relevant information:



Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research