Paul Middleditch

Dr Paul Middleditch

  • Associate Professor of Macroeconomics, Economics
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Dr Paul Middleditch is an Associate Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Manchester, Director of the Centre for Innovation in Pedagogy, Associate Member of the Economics Network, Author of Introduction to Macroeconomics 5th Edition, with Pearson Education and Subject Matter Expert for McGraw Hill, London. He has taught the subject of macroeconomics at the University of Manchester since 2009 across all years at the undergraduate level and before that at the University of Surrey, where he taught both macroeconomics and econometrics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

He received his BA in Economics at Kingston University and MSc in Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London before going on to the University of Surrey to complete his PhD, also in Economics. His research interests include macroeconomic time series, economic volatility, monetary policy and economic growth. His research in pedagogy involves the measurement of new practices for fostering student engagement, using VR for virtual classrooms, and the design of educational frameworks for higher education more generally. 

Paul has published his research in the Journal of Government and Economics, the Review of Development Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Scottish Journal of Political Economy, The Manchester School, Cogent Economics and Finance, the International Review of Economics Education and the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. He has received the Economics Network 'Outstanding Teaching Award' in 2013 and a University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal 'Teacher of the Year' in 2014.



Macroeconomics 1            ECON10241/52

Macroeconomics 3            ECON20031

Research interests

Macroeconomic Time Series Analysis

Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Models

Bayesian Estimation

Monetary Policy Analysis

Innovation in Pedagogy

Educational Frameworks for Higher Education

Virtual Reality and Online Classrooms



Further information

PhD Supervision

Chuku Chuku "Essays on Monetary Policy for Developing Economies" Completed 2017

Shuonan Zhang "The Relationship Between Financial Development, R&D Expenditure and Growth" Completed 2019

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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