Dr Christian Spielmann

Dr Christian Spielmann

Dr Christian Spielmann
Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching (BILT) Academic Fellow
Reader of Economics Education

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Department of Economics

Personal profile

Christian Spielmann is a Reader in Economics Education and Deputy Head of Teaching at the Department of Economics.

Christian is also a Senior Associate of the Economics Network, a national body that provides training for university teachers in economics, promotes excellence and innovative teaching practice and engages more widely with current questions about economics pedagogy. For the academic year 2018/19 and 2019/20 he is a Fellow of the Bristol Institute for Teaching and Learning, where he contributes to work around rethinking learning spaces. 

Christian's research focus is on economics pedagogy, education policies and public sector economics. In addition to his research work, Christian develops and disseminates teaching materials and supports pedagogical initiatives in economics. 

Christian joined Bristol University in 2017 from a previous academic position at University College London. He has been educated at Hamburg University (Germany), the University of St. Andrews (UK), University College London (UK) and Birkbeck College (UK).




Christian's current research focus is on economic pedagogy, education systems and education policies. Furthermore, Christian is interested and has been working on topics within Environmental Economics, Globalisation and Development as well as Labour Economics. 


Christian currently teaches the following courses: Applied Economics Dissertation (EFIM30031), Communicating Economics (EFIM30049), Economics 1 (EFIM10025), The Economy (EFIM10026

Fields of interest

Economics Pedagogy, Economics of Education, Public Economics and Policy

Latest publications

  1. Spielmann, C & Elliott, C, 2017, ‘Small Group Teaching in Economics’. in: The Handbook for Economics Lecturers, The Economics Network.
  2. Spielmann, C & Chaudhury, P, 2016, ‘Let’s Make a Movie - Introducing Economics with a Multimedia Research Project’. Journal of Economics Teaching, vol 1.
  3. Spielmann, C & Braun, S, 2012, ‘Wage Subsidies in an Open Economy: Does Coordination Pay?’. ECONOMICS E-Journal, vol 6.
  4. Spielmann, C, 2006, ‘Trade and FDI in Pollution-Intensive Goods - Do Environmental Regulations Matter?’. in: Environmental Economics: Institutions, Competition, Rationality. Bleischwitz, R et al.
  5. Spielmann, C & Busse, M, 2006, ‘Gender Inequality and Trade’. Review of International Economics, vol 14.

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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