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Professor Alvin Birdi

Professor Alvin Birdi

Professor Alvin Birdi
BA(Manc), MPhil(Oxon), MA(Lond), DPhil (Sussex)

University Governance

Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professor of Economics Education

Office 1.02 (25-27 Belgrave Road)
Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH
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+44 (0) 117 92 88328
+44 (0) 117 42 82454



Alvin Birdi is Professor of Economics Education in the Economics Department of the School of Economics, Finance and Management. He is also the University of Bristol's Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of The Economics Network, a national body that trains lecturers and promotes high quality and innovative teaching practice in Economics within the Higher Education sector. He is also the director of the Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching (BILT) that was launched in June 2017.

Professor Birdi sits on the Council of the Scottish Economic Society and is a member of the Royal Economic Society's Conference of Heads of Departments of Economics (CHUDE) and the Education Committee of the European Economic Association. He was on the 2015 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Benchmark Committee which revised the Benchmark Statement for Economics and is a member of the editorial board of the International Review of Economics Education.

Previously, he was the Undergraduate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and has taught at a number of institutions including the universities of Manchester, Oxford, Cape Town, Sussex and Middlesex. In 2016, he won a University Award for Education from the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).





ECON20021: History of Economic Thought
UNIV10001 Sustainable Development

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