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Ignazio Cabras is the Head of the Accounting and Financial Management Department at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. He is also Associate Fellow at the York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis (YCCSA), and Research Fellow at the EU*Asia Institute (ESSCA School of Management, France).

Before joining NBS, Ignazio worked at the universities of York, Edinburgh Napier, and Central Lancashire. His research interests are focused on economics and environment, with particular emphasis on regional growth and development, public sector management, employment issues, urban-rural dynamics, sustainability, community cohesion and social capital, industry and innovation, knowledge economies and ICT.

Ignazio's publication record includes more than 60 published works comprising journal articles, books and book chapters, and research reports. He peer-reviews articles for British and international scientific journals on regular basis, and seats in the Editorial Advisory Board of several academic journals.

Ignazio is Vice-President of the Beeronomics Society and a big supporter of Cagliari, the Sardinian football team which plays in the Italian Serie A (dai Casteddu!)




Waehning, N., Cui, C. C., Cabras, I., & Bian, X. (2022). How Consumers' Need for Variety and Social Consumption Influences Festival Patronage and Spending. Event Management (forthcoming) 

Shakina, E., & Cabras, I. (2022). How do beer prices vary across different pubs? An empirical study. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 34(5), 1984-2003. 

Weber, G., Cabras, I., Ometto, P., & Peredo, A. M. (2021). Direct Management of COVID-19 at National and Subnational Level: The Case of the Western Amazon Countries. Public Organization Review 21: 741-757 

Weber, G., & Cabras, I. (2021). Environmental Justice and Just Transition in the EU’s Sustainability Policies in Third Countries: The Case of Colombia. International Spectator, 56(3): 119-137

Cabras, I., Sohns, F., Canduela, J. & Toms, S. (2020) Public houses and house prices in Great Britain: a panel analysis. European Planning Studies 29(1): 163-180

Cabras, I., Lorusso, M. & Waehning, N. (2020), Measuring the economic contribution of beer festivals on local economies: The case of York, United Kingdom. International Journal of Tourism Research 22(6): 739-750

Weber G., Cabras I. and Frahm G. (2019) ‘De-privatisation and remunicipalisation of urban services through the pendulum swing’. Journal of Cleaner Production, 236 - jclepro.2019.07.030

Cabras I. and Lau C. (2019) ‘The availability of local services and its impact on community cohesion in rural areas’, Local Economy 34(3): 248-270

Weber G., Cabras I., Calaf-Forn M., Puig-Ventosa I. and D'Alisa, G. (2019) ‘Promoting Waste Degrowth and Environmental Justice at a Local Level’, Ecological Economics 156(2): 306-317

Weber G.; Calaif M.; Puig I.; Cabras I. and D'Alisa, G. (2018) ‘The role of environmental organisations on urban transformation: The case of waste management in Esporles (Mallorca)’. Journal of Cleaner Production 195(5):1496-1597

Cabras I. and Mount M. (2017): ‘How third place foster and shape community cohesion, economic development and social capital: the case of pubs in rural Ireland’. Journal of Rural Studies 55(5)

Cabras I. and Mount M. (2017): ‘Assessing the impact of pubs on community cohesion and wellbeing in the English countryside: a longitudinal study’. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 29(1): 55-79

Nucciarelli A., Li F., Goumagias N., Fernandes F., Cabras I., Cowling P., Devlin S., Kudenko D. (2017): ‘From value chains to technological platforms: The effects of crowdfunding in the digital game industry’. Journal of Business Research 78: 341-352

Cabras I., Goumagias N., Fernandes F., Nucciarelli A., Li F., Cowling P., Devlin S., Kudenko D. (2016): ‘Exploring survival rates of companies in the UK video-games industry: an empirical study’. Technological Forecasting and Social Change; 117(10): 305-314



Cabras I. (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) ‘British Beer: A report on the Annual Survey of the Society of Independent Brewers’. Commissioned and published by SIBA.

Cabras, I.; Shaw K.; Peck F.; Mulvey G.; Danson, M. (2018) ‘The implications of Brexit for economic development and devolved governance in the North of England’. Report for the ESRC UK in a Changing Europe.

UNESCO (2016) ‘Wider Value of the UNESCO for the UK 2014-15’. Paris: UNESCO (Author Contribution)

Cabras I. and Mount M. (2015) ‘The importance of pubs in shaping community cohesion and socio-economic activities in rural areas of England’. Report for the British Academy.



Hoerber, T.; Weber, G.; and Cabras, I. (2021) Handbook of European Intergrations. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-203078

Cabras, I. and Ellison, K. (2018) ‘Craft Beer and Beer Festivals: Exploring the potential for local economies and gastro-tourism in the UK’, in Bellini N.; Clergeu, C. and Etcheverria O. (Eds.): Gastronomy and Local Development: The Quality of Producst, Places and experiences. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-731998

Cabras I. (2017) ‘Beer on! Beer on! the Evolution of Micro- and Craft Brewing in the UK’, in Garavaglia C. and Swinnen J. (Eds.): Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer: A Revolution in the Global Beer Industry. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-319-58234-4

Cabras I. (2017) ‘A Pint of Success: How Beer Is Revitalizing Cities and Local Economies in the United Kingdom’, in Chapman N., Lellock J. S., and Lippard D. (Eds.): Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press. ISBN: 978-1-943665-68-6

Cabras I., Higgins D. and Preece D. (2016) Beer, Brewing and Pubs: a Global Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-466181

Cabras I. and Higgins D. (2016) The History of the Beer and Brewing Industry. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-666993

Cabras I (2014) 'The Case of Rural Co-operatives and their Potential for Local Communities in the UK', in Bosworth G. and Somerville P. (Eds.): Interpreting Rurality: Multidisciplinary Approaches. London: Routledge. ISBN: 987-1-134-090518



Fiona Bannert; PhD 2019. Northumbria University [as Principal Supervisor] 

Gbemisola OGBOLU; PhD 2017. Northumbria University [as Principal Supervisor]   

Gosia Slusarczyk PhD. 2016. Northumbria University [as Second Supervisor] 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD

1 Sept 200431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 8 Apr 2008

Economics, MSc, Environmental Economics, University of York

Award Date: 8 Jul 2004

Economics, BSc (Hons), Economics and Politics, University of Cagliari

Award Date: 26 Nov 2002


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