Dr Ian P. Cassar is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta within the department of Economics (Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy). His main teaching areas include introductory macroeconomics, macroeconomics for finance, mathematical economics ,applied macroeconomics and natural resource economics. His research interests include input-output analysis, the economics of structural change, the economics of tourism and environmental input-output analysis.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malta in 2006. Subsequently in 2007 he obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh. In 2013, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh). Over his entire period at Heriot-Watt University Dr. Cassar formed part of a group of researchers employed by BP plc to produce the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
Dr. Cassar currently occupies the position of Council member of the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council, has in the past served as director for the Malta Statistical Authority and currently also occupies the position of associate editor for economics and finance within the academic journal of Xjenza, the journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists.
Cassar, I.P., 2015. Estimates of Output, Income, Value Added and Employment Multipliers for the Maltese Economy. Published by the Central Bank of Malta, WP/03/2015.
Cassar, I.P, Vella, K., Buttigieg, S., 2016. Understanding the Economic Contribution of Tourism in Malta: A Literature Review. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 7, No 6, November 2016.
Cassar, I.P., 2017. Assessing the structural change in the Maltese Economy via the application of a hypothetical extraction analysis. Published by the Central Bank of Malta, WP/01/2017.