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Contact Details

Telephone: 0121 204 5286

Email: r.riegler@aston.ac.uk

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and Economics Education.


I joined Aston Business School in September 2018 as a Teaching Fellow in Economics. After completing my degree in Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), I obtained my PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham in June 2012. I am an applied economist with expertise in data analysis and working with large datasets. I undertake research in the areas of foreign direct investment (FDI), trade and economics education. Prior to Aston University, I held positions at Coventry University and Nottingham Trent University. I teach Microeconomics, Statistics and Econometrics to economists and non-specialists at the UG and PG level and have experience in course leadership. I promote the usage of technology for teaching and learning and I am an associate of the Economics Network.


  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • PhD in Economics, University of Nottingham
  • Mag. rer. soc. oec. in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)


  • Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics, Aston University
  • Teaching Fellow in Economics, Aston University
  • Senior Lecturer in Economics, Nottingham Trent University
  • Lecturer in Economics, Coventry University

Membership of Professional Bodies

Associate of The Economics Network

Teaching Activity

  • BS2280 - Econometrics 1
  • BS3391 - Further Topics in Microeconomics


Programme Director of MSc Business Economics and Finance

Programme Director of MSc Economics


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