Dr Robert Anderson
Lecturer in Economics
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1667
- Address: Newcastle University Business School
5 Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Robert joined Newcastle University Business School in January 2009 having completed his PhD in the area of Applied Econometrics at the University of Manchester.
Current Roles and Responsibilities
Degree Programme Director for BSc Economics and Finance (L161)
School Academic Library Representative
BA(Hons), PGDip, MSc, PhD
UG Economics Admissions Selector
External Economics Seminar Co-ordinator
Tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate Economics and Econometrics modules at the University of Manchester.
Robert's primary research interest concerns the econometric modelling of US consumer inflation expectations as measured by the Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, administered by Survey Research Centre (SRC) at the University of Michigan. As a consequence of this analysis, his research interests extend to (economic) learning and robust inference methods for time-series survey data.
More recently, Robert has been involved with joint work on the analysis of UK retail interest rates. As such, his interests now extend to measuring and quantifying performance (over time) of both financial products and institutions, and, more generally, the UK financial market.
Gauss and, to a lesser extent, SAS programming proficiency.
Robert is currently working towards publication of his PhD research and further developing joint work on UK financial product and institution performance.
Joint works with Prof. Denise Osborn (Manchester) and Dr. Ralf Becker (Manchester) are currently available as working papers:
- Heterogeneity in Consumers Learning about Inflation
- Heteroskedasticity and Autocorrelation Robust Inference for a System of Regression Equations
On-going work with Prof. Robert Hudson (Hull) and Dr. John Ashton (Bangor) involves the use of a large dataset of UK deposit interest rates to examine retail interest rate setting. The first part of this project has now been published - see the Publications tab for further details.
Understanding the role of news and modelling the impact this has on the volatility of inflation forecasts. Also, in terms of the UK financial market, further analysis of the interest rate data.
Robert currently supervises Masters dissertation students on economics related programmes in areas concerning the Efficient Market Hypothesis, stock market volatility models (GARCH) and inflation expectations.
Referee for Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Referee for International Journal of Forecasting
Referee for the Review of Behavioural Finance
1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta 2017), Hong Kong, 15-17 June 2017
International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) 7th International Conference, Hangzhou, China, 27-29 June 2015
Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group 46th Annual Conference, Durham, 17-19 September 2014
University of Manchester Conference on Structural Breaks and Monetary Policy, 8-9 September 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Conference on Consumer Inflation Expectations, 18-19 November 2010
Wolpertinger Association of University Teachers of Banking and Finance' Conference, Bangor, 8-12 September, 2010
Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group 42nd Annual Conference, Cyprus, 1-3 September 2010
British Accounting and Finance Association 46th Annual Conference, Cardiff, 30 March - 1 April 2010
Models of Expectation Formation and the Role of the News Media for Information Transmission, University of Hamburg, 14-15 June 2012
Deeya Sewraj "Examining Co-movements in International Stock Markets and Sovereign Credit Default Swaps" (current student, jointly supervised with Bartosz Gebka)
ECO1010: Mathematics for Economics (module leader)
ECO3017: Time-Series Econometrics (module leader)
NBS8257: Applied Econometrics (module leader)
- Anderson RDJ, Ashton JK, Hudson RS. The influence of product age on pricing decisions: An examination of bank deposit interest rate setting. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 2014, 31, 216-230.