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Robert Ackrill

Robert Ackrill

Rob's role at NTU embraces the full range of academic activities. His main teaching is on the Economics of European Union but, in most years, he contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on international and applied economics. He has also taught introductory level Economics and Industrial Economics. Rob places a great emphasis on research-informed teaching.

Within the Division of Economics Rob is currently Module Leader for the Level 3 module Jean Monnet Europe and the World Economy, and Module Leader for the Level 3 Research Project in Economics. He is also the Division's Placement co-ordinator. He is a member of the NBS Research Policy Group. He chairs the NBS School Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the College Research Ethics Committee.

Rob's teaching on the Economics of the EU has received financial support from the European Commission. In 2004 he was awarded 'Jean Monnet' funding to support the creation and initial years' teaching of his module Europe and the World Economy. In 2010 he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Studies, again with funding which supports his teaching and his teaching-related research activities.

In 2012 Rob was awarded Nottingham Trent Students Union's Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012, for NBS.

In 2013 Rob was one of only two academics at NTU to receive the inaugural Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award.

Rob's research is in applied economics and public policy analysis. He has particular expertise in EU policies, the WTO and agricultural trade policies, and biofuels policies.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Will the Brexit divorce bill cost the UK €60 billion?

Feb 28, 2017 06:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

A wide range of figures are flying around regarding how much the UKs divorce settlement from the EU will cost. This is nothing to do with retaining market access or agreeing to a trade deal its the bill that the EU may...

Briferendum Series

How much does the UK actually pay to the EU?

Apr 27, 2016 21:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

For every 2 we send to Brussels, we get 1 back and it comes back with a tag on it on what we have to spend it on. Gisela Stuart, Labour MP and joint head of Vote Leave, speaking on BBC Radio 4s Today programme, April...

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Economy

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