Dr Ian P Cassar

Dr Ian P Cassar

Dr Ian P Cassar


Senior Lecturer

Room 308
Humanities B (FEMA)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3483
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 macroeconomics, mathematical economics ,applied macroeconomics and natural resource economics. His research interests include input-output analysis, the economics of structural change and tourism economics.

He graduated with a B.Com (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malta in 2006. Subsequently, in 2007 he obtained a M.Sc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh. In 2013, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh). 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 occupies the position of associate editor for economics within the academic journal of Xjenza Online.

Selected Publications:

Cassar, I.P., 2013. A study of the production structure of the Maltese economy: An input-output approach. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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, Davison, K. and Xuereb, C., 2018. Does the Ricardian Equivalence Theorem capture the consumption behaviour of Maltese households? Published by the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council, WP/01/2018.

Cassar, I. P., & Rapa, N. 2018. Estimates of input-output multipliers for the Maltese economy based on the symmetric input-output table for 2010. Xjenza, 6(2), 70-85.

Sacco , B & Cassar , I.P . 2019. Measuring the impact of tourism in Malta using the Tourism Satellite Account. European Journal of Tourism Research, Issue 23, pp 86 – 111, 2019.

Cassar, I.P., 2019. Assessing the structural change in the Maltese Economy via the application of a hypothetical extraction analysis. Proceedings of the 27th International Input-Output Association Conference, July 2019, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Input-Output Analysis
  • The Economics of Structural Change
  • The Economics of Tourism
  • Computable General Equilibrium Modelling
  • The Economics of Blockchain and DLT
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • BKF1210 - The Global Environment for International Trade
  • DLT5300 - Applied Economics and Tokenomics
  • ECN1021 - Introductory Macro-Economics
  • ECN2215 - Mathematical Economics
  • ECN2230 - Macroeconomics for Finance
  • ECN3127 - Applied Macroeconomics
  • ECN4000 - Applied Economics
  • ECN4200 - Growth Economics