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School of Business and Management

Dr Ravshonbek Otojanov


Lecturer in Economics

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 7277
Room Number: 3.34, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Friday, 10am-12pm



Ravshonbek Otojanov is a Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business and Management. He holds PhD in Economics from the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London and MSc in Accounting and Finance with Distinction from London Metropolitan University.

Ravshonbek’s current research agenda focuses on the role of energy transitions, science and innovations in the early industrialisation of Britain. His broader research interests are in the empirical study of long run economic growth and development, and the economics of the Industrial Revolution.

Ravshonbek has held teaching positions at Queen Mary University of London, The New College of Humanities, Richmond, the American International University in London, Hult International University, University of Wales: TSD, and London Metropolitan University. He has taught both postgraduate and undergraduate modules in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics and Quantitative Research Methods.



Undergraduate: Economics for Business

Postgraduate: International Economics



Working Papers

Otojanov, R., Fouquet, R. and Granville, B. (2020) "Factor prices and induced technical change in the Industrial Revolution" Working Papers 92, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research [Revise & Resubmit by The Economic History Review].

Otojanov, R. (2018) "Energy Transitions, Directed Technical Change and the British Industrial Revolution" Working Papers 91, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research.

Work in Progress

“Energy Revolution, Scientific Revolution and the Industrial Revolution” (joint with Fouquet, R. and Howes, A.)

“From Republic of Letters to the Industrial Revolution: An Empirical Test of the Industrial Enlightenment Hypothesis” (joint with Hawes, A.)

“Long Run Effects of Energy Technologies on Economic Development: Evidence from Four Centuries of British Data” (joint with Roger Fouquet)

Book Chapters/Contributions

Sustainable Primary Energy Production in Scenarios”, Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility, edited by D. Quinones and N. Capaldi, Berlin: Springer, 2013