Robert Riegler

Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship

Position: Lecturer in Economics                                                                                              Robert Riegler 1                                                            Phone: 01212045286                                                                                                      Email Address:                                                                            Room Number: SW910

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


  • PhD in Economics, University of Nottingham
  • Mag. rer. soc. oec. in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
  • Teaching Fellow in Economics, Aston University
  • Senior Lecturer in Economics, Nottingham Trent University
  • Lecturer in Economics, Coventry University
  • BS1195 - Economic Environment of Business
  • BS2238 - Quantitative Methods
  • BS3340 - Economics of Business Organisations
  • BSM940 - Economic Environment of Business
Robert's research interests are in the areas of Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and Economics Education.
Associate of The Economics Network
  • Riegler, R., Lis, P., and Hisarciklilar, M. (2017). Buying friends? The importance of economic flows in assembling the Iraq war coalition. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy.
  • Guest, J. and Riegler, R. (2017). Learning by doing: Do economics students self-evaluation skills improve?. International Review of Economics Education, 24, 50-64.
  • Shutes, K., McGrath, K., Lis, P., and Riegler, R. (2016). Twitter and the US Stock Market:The Influence of Micro-Bloggers on Share Prices. Economics and Business Review, 2(3), 57-77.