Professor Alvin Birdi

Professor Alvin Birdi

Professor Alvin Birdi
Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Education Innovation and Enhancement)
Professor of Economics Education
Academic Lead for the Curriculum Enhancement Project

1.02 (25-27 Belgrave Road),
Beacon House, Queens Road, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 42 83193

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Department of Economics

Personal profile

Alvin Birdi is Professor of Economics Education in the Economics Department of the School of Economics. He is also the University of Bristol's Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education Innovation and Enhancement) 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 was previously the director of the Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching (BILT).

Professor Birdi sits on the Council of the Scottish Economic Society and chairs 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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Latest publications

  1. Wiesner, K, Birdi, A, Eliassi-Rad, T, Farrell, H, Garcia, D, Lewandowsky, S, Palacios, P, Ross, D, Sornette, D & Thébault, KPY, 2019, ‘Stability of democracies: A complex systems perspective’. European Journal of Physics, vol 40.
  2. Becker, R & Birdi, A, 2018, ‘Flipping the classroom: Old ideas, new technologies’. International Review of Economics Education, vol 29., pp. 1-5

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