Dr Craig Duckworth

Head of Department, Economics and International Business

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Economics and International Business

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership

Craig is Head of the Department of Economics and International Business, and Principal Lecturer in Economics and Business Environment, at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

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Craig has an MSc in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Philosophy from University College London. His undergraduate degree was Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at York University.

Research interests

  • Business ethics
  • Economic methodology
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Theories of justice
  • Economics and commitment

Craig's central research interest is in the relationship between ethics and economics, and his current research includes an exploration of the work of Amartya Sen on economics and commitment.

Areas of research supervision

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Business ethics
  • Economic methodology
Current supervisions
  • Eclecticism and Economic Methodology
  • On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion in Economics: Mill, Feyerabend and the Capability Approach
  • Entrepreneurial Education and Economic Development


  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Environment
  • European Economy


  • PhD University College London
  • MPhil Birkbeck College, University of London
  • MSc London School of Economics
  • BA (Hons) University of York

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Economics Advisory Group, College of Estate Management, Reading

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Entrepreneurial Academic Research Grant (2014-15): To develop and market a short course in economics for managers.
  • Research project funded by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University (2012-13). Ethics and Climate Change: An Exploration Using Deliberative Theatre.

Selected recent publications

Duckworth, C. (2014). The attitude behavior gap and the committed volunteer. In: Brook, Christopher & Kennett, Miriam (Eds.), Rebalancing the Economy. Oxford: The Green Economics Institute.

Duckworth, C. (2013). A dramatic approach to teaching applied ethics. In: Warren, Digby & Macintosh, Paul (Eds.) Case Studies in Using the Arts in Higher Education. Chicago: Intellect & Chicago University Press.

Duckworth, C. (2013). Intergenerational justice'. Main entry in Idowu, Samuel O., Capaldi, Nicholas, Zu, Liangrong, & Ananda Das Gupta (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Corporate Responsibility. Berlin: Springer.

Recent presentations and conferences

2013: Ethical Economics Versus the Ethical Economist. Paper presented at the 17th Seminar of the Scottish Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME) in association with the Institute for International Management Practice at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge: Coding Economics? Professional Conduct and Scholarly Values after the Crisis, 24/25 May.

2013: Exploring Climate Ethics Using Deliberative Theatre.Presentation at the Global Sustainability Institute 1st Annual Research Conference:Big Challenges, Creative Solutions, 15 May. Anglia Ruskin University.

Oct. 2013: Ethics and Imagination: Exploring Sustainability Ethics using Deliberative Theatre. The Chelmsford Festival of Ideas.

2012: My Memories They Shove Me Awake. Presentation/Workshop based on research into climate ethics: Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 25 Oct.

2012: 'The Attitude-Behaviour Gap and the Committed Volunteer', paper presented at CSR Futures, the 10th Annual Conference of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University, Jun.

2012: 'The Attitude-Behaviour Gap and the Committed Volunteer', seminar presentation, Centre for International Business and Sustainability, Norman Stang seminar series. London Metropolitan University, Sep.

2011: 'Exploring Climate Ethics Through Research Drama', presented at the Transitional Universities Conference, Winchester University, Feb.

2010: 'The Social Discount Rate and the Convergence Thesis', presented at Ethics, Energy and the Future, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Jun. 24-26.

2009: 'Climate Change Policy and the Social Discount Rate'. Presentation at the Annual Green Economics Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford University.

2009: 'Sustainable Capitalism, Capabilities, and Joint Responsibility'. Presentation at the conference for The Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics, Sciences Po, Paris, July.

2009: 'Climate Change and Narrative Economics' (with Gherado Girardi). Presentation at the Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference, New York, Feb.

2008: 'Social Justice, Sustainability, and Ethical Strategy'. Presentation at the 7th Annual Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Durham Business School, Sep.