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Richard Kneller

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.

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Teaching Summary

Richard is a winner of the Lord Dearing Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

His 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, Harvard, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Middlesex, Lucca (Itlay) Lund (Sweden) ) or jobs within the policy making community (including World Bank, IMF, OECD, European Commission).

Research Summary

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.

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).

Recent Publications

  • TIMOTHY DE STEFANO, RICHARD KNELLER and JONATHAN TIMMIS, 2022. The (Fuzzy) Digital Divide: The Effect of Universal Broadband on Firm Performance Journal of Economic Geography. (In Press.)
  • DANIEL BERNHOFEN, ZOUHEIR EL-SAHLI and RICHARD KNELLER, 2016. Estimating the effects of the container revolution on world trade Journal of Iternational Economics. 98, 36-50
  • RICHARD KNELLER and JONATHAN TIMMIS, 2016. ICT and exporting: The effects of broadband on the extensive margin of business service exports Review of International Economics. (In Press.)
  • RICHARD KNELLER and ZHIHONG YU, 2016. Quality selection, sectoral heterogeneity and Chinese exports Review of International Economics. (In Press.)

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