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Mr Robert Gausden

Senior Lecturer

Robert Gausden


I am currently Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law. I have been employed by the University of Portsmouth since February 2004.

From 2006 to 2016, I undertook the responsibility of Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Economics. I have also been a member of the Faculty of Business and Law Board and the Learning and Teaching Committee.

I have previously been employed as a lecturer at the University of Northumbria and the University of Leeds. I have also worked for the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, where I assisted the former director, G.D.N. Worswick, in the writing of "Unemployment: a problem of policy".

My Ph.D. was awarded in 2013 on the topic of the relationship between the price of oil and U.K. macroeconomic performance.

Current research interest is measures of consumer confidence and their capability in predicting the growth of household consumption expenditure.

Research Interests

My research involves applying econometric techniques to macroeconomic time-series data. More specifically, I have recently been concerned with investigating the relationship between the price of oil and macroeconomic performance in the U.K.. Additionally, I have been examining the usefulness of indicators of consumer confidence for the purpose of predicting household consumption expenditure in the U.K.

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