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Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences
Richard joined the School of Economics as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy and was promoted to a chair in Economics in 2011. Before coming to Nottingham, he worked at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
Professor Kneller's complete cv can be downloaded from here in pdf format. Richard's Facewall page.
Richard's main teaching responsibilities on the undergraduate program are the Macro Theory module in year 2. This module develops a model of the macroeconomy and focuses on the role that governments… read more
Richard's main research interests are the causes and consequences of technological change. Included within this are the effects on productivity at the firm level and on international trade. The types… read more
Richard's main teaching responsibilities on the undergraduate program are the Macro Theory module in year 2. This module develops a model of the macroeconomy and focuses on the role that governments can play in shaping the business cycle. The model is a modern update on a model that traces its origins back to writings of Keynes in the 1930s.. He has been responsible for this module since 2013. Before this he also taught Quantitative Economics I and Growth in Historical Perspective. He also supervises undergraduate dissertation on a range of applied topics.
On the MSc program he teaches on the Economic Policy Analysis module. This module covers a range of topics within the area of policy analysis including the methods for policy evaluation. This is applied to a range of policy topics relevant for both developed and developing countries. He also supervises MSc dissertations.
Richard is an experienced PhD supervisor, having supervised close to 20 students on a wide range of topics. Many of these students have gone on to academic positions (including Nottingham, Nottingham-Malaysia, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Middlesex, Lucca (Itlay) Lund (Sweden) ) or jobs within the policy making community (including IMF, OECD, European Commission).
Richard's main research interests are the causes and consequences of technological change. Included within this are the effects on productivity at the firm level and on international trade. The types of technological change include ICT/internet and containerization. Questions on the firm level adjustment to globalisation have mostly been about the determinants and consequences of exporting. This work has formed the basis for his collaborations and advisory work with UKTI, the UK's exports promotion agency.
A second strand of his research has considered the effects of fiscal policy. This has included analysis at the macro (looking at economic growth) and micro level (firm level productivity and switching into self-employment).
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