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Dr Alexander Tziamalis PhD, MSc, MA, BSc

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Senior Lecturer in Economics and the Recruitment Leader for Economics courses at Sheffield Hallam University. 

Having a genuine interest not just in Economics but also in the Social Sciences more widely, I studied Economics at an undergraduate and postgraduate level in Athens and I continued my studies at London School of Economics where I did a second Master's degree in Social Psychology. I then won a scholarship at the University of Sheffield to pursue my studies on a doctoral level. My PhD topic was on Skilled Migration to the UK. 

After my doctoral research I worked full-time as an Analyst in the UK Civil Service (2009-2012). There, I was involved in the design, initial data gathering, external commisioning and finally the quality assurance of four major research projects. The projects dealt with change in Pensions, the reformation of the Welfare State and the provision of Skills. In 2012 I resigned from the Civil Service to take up an appointment as a Lecturer in Economics at Sheffield Hallam University. 

I specialise in the teaching of Macroeconomics and Behavioural Economics and I am typically the module leader in 4 modules across all undergraduate levels. I am passionate about offering an exciting educational experience to my students and I feel particularly proud that students consistently put me forward for the Inspirational Teacher Award every year. 

My research interests include Macroeconomic externalities and imperfections, Behavioural Economics and alternative economic theories. Apart from my work in the classroom, I contribute to knowledge through articles in referred journals and news-sites. 

I am a very friendly and open person so please don't hesitate to contact me with a question about anything. 

 

 

About

I have been voted by our students as Inspirational Teacher in 2018 and 2017 at Sheffield Business School. I consider these votes the greatest achievement in my career so far and I believe they reflect my passion for Economics and my genuine care about my students.

I am an experienced course designer and manager. I have written a total of six courses and typically manage four or five courses each year, totalling about 200-300 students. My educational philosophy is “Economics for Everyone”. I always write in simple language and try to apply Economics to real life problems.

My work has been translated to other languages and published by over 30 media including The Observer, Business Insider, Yahoo, International Business Times, METRO, The Independent, Econotimes and more. With nearly 200,000 readers across the globe, I am the most media-read academic in the Sheffield Business School. I co-edit and contribute material to a textbook specifically designed for our students here at the Sheffield Business School.

Qualifications

  • 2009: PhD Processes of International Student Migration, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2005: MSc Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2003: MSc International and European Economics, Other, United Kingdom
  • 2002: BSc Economics, Other, United Kingdom

Knowledge Transfer

Other

  • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Programme or Unit leadership

  • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer

Industry Links

  • Analytical community in the UK Civil Service
  • Government Social Research

Teaching

Department of Management

Sheffield Business School

International Business

• Course leader for Behavioural Economics, Level 6 (2016/17 – present). 30 students and 1 additional staff. Wrote this course in the summer of 2016.

• Course leader for Economic Consultancy Project, Level 6 (2016/17 – present). 70 students and 3 additional staff. Real-life consultancy project with firms such as Lloyds, McLaren, Liberty Steel, GE Finance.

• Course leader for Macroeconomics, L5 (2012/13 – present). 70 students and 1 additional staff. Re-wrote this module in 2013/14.

• Course leader for Advanced Macroeconomics, L6 (2012/13 – 2014/15). Re-wrote this module in 2013/14. 60 students and 1 additional staff.

• Course leader for Business Economics, L4 (2012/13 – present). 60 students and 2 additional staff. Wrote this module in 2012/13.

• Joint Course leader in Business Economics Finance (2012/13 – 2017/18). 230 students and 6 additional staff. This module is accredited by accounting body CIMA. Wrote this module in 2012/13 for students of Accounting degrees.

• Course leader for Economics, Level 4 (2017/18). 20 students. I wrote this module in the summer of 2018 for students of a new Banking degree.

• Joint Course Leader in Business Environment, Level 4 (2012/13 – 2013/14). 130 students and 4 additional staff. This course is specially designed for students of Management and Marketing degrees

Research

My research interests are: 

- Behavioural Economics 

- The application of Economic Theory on real-life situations and problems 

Publications

Journal articles

Algarhi, A., & Tziamalis, A. (2021). Does the UK economy grow faster under a Conservative or Labour government? Economics and Business Letters, 10 (2). http://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.10.2.2021.95-101

Books

Tziamalis, A. (Ed.). (2017). Business Economics. London: Pearson Education.

Case studies

Tziamalis, A. (2018). Case Study: International Monetary Fund.Pearson.

Internet Publications

Tziamalis, A., & Dr Katsiampa, P. (2020). Real estate prices are reaching record highs but that doesn’t mean it’s the only time to sell. https://theconversation.com/real-estate-prices-are-reaching-record-highs-but-that-doesnt-mean-its-the-only-time-to-sell-151429

Tziamalis, A. (2020). A large consideration. https://www.themintmagazine.com/a-large-consideration

Tziamalis, A. (2020). Want to save democracy? Make corporations pay their fair share of tax. https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/uk-tax-corporate-rate-amazon-facebook-zero-havens

Tziamalis, A. (2020). Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty cut is not about helping first-time buyers, but shoring up the whole UK economy. https://theconversation.com/rishi-sunaks-stamp-duty-cut-is-not-about-helping-first-time-buyers-but-shoring-up-the-whole-uk-economy-142443

Tziamalis, A., & Lagos, K. (2020). Four ways economic crises can change things for the better. https://theconversation.com/four-ways-economic-crises-can-change-things-for-the-better-138751

Tziamalis, A., & Lagos, K. (2020). EU is gridlocked over €1 trillion coronavirus fund – here’s a way forward. https://theconversation.com/eu-is-gridlocked-over-1-trillion-coronavirus-fund-heres-a-way-forward-137180

Tziamalis, A. (2019). Greece Bears Gifts. https://www.themintmagazine.com/greece-bears-gifts

Tziamalis, A. (2018). The House Down. https://www.themintmagazine.com/

Tziamalis, A. (2018). The simple solution to UK’s housing problem – apartments. https://theconversation.com/the-simple-solution-to-uks-housing-problem-apartments-93103

Tziamalis, A. (2018). Why our obsession with GDP ignores harm done to welfare and the world. https://theconversation.com/why-our-obsession-with-gdp-ignores-harm-done-to-welfare-and-the-world-91763

Tziamalis, A. (2018). What do we Need More Of? https://www.themintmagazine.com/issues/issue-7-september-2018

Tziamalis, A. (2017). The IMF is at its weakest just as the world needs it most. Published in The Business Standard. http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/the-imf-is-at-its-weakest-just-as-the-world-needs-it-most-117050900126_1.html

Tziamalis, A. (2017). Should the UK be worried about Inflation? No - looming deflation is the real concern Published in The Conversation 18th August. https://theconversation.com/should-the-uk-be-worried-about-inflation-no-looming-deflation-is-the-real-concern-82619

Tziamalis, A. (2017). What interest rates will mean for your mortgage choices, Published in The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/what-uk-interest-rates-will-mean-for-your-mortgage-choices-72165

Tziamalis, A. (2017). Explainer: What is protectionism and could it benefit the US economy? Published in The Observer. http://observer.com/2017/03/protectionism-could-it-benefit-us-economy-free-trade-wto-useconomy/

Tziamalis, A. (2017). There are some alarming similarities between the British and Greek economies. Published in Business Insider. http://uk.businessinsider.com/brexits-similarities-to-greek-economy-2017-6

Tziamalis, A. (2017). Can Britain really cope with a fall in house prices? Published in The Independent, 9th October. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/uk-house-prices-fall-housing-market-property-london-buying-selling-renting-britain-wont-cope-a7990496.html

Tziamalis, A. (2017). Britain can't cope with a fall in house prices - here's why. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/uk-house-prices-fall-housing-market-property-london-buying-selling-renting-britain-wont-cope-a7990496.html

Tziamalis, A. (2017). Should the UK be worried about inflation? No – looming deflation is the real concern.

Tziamalis, A. (2017). There are some alarming similarities between the British and Greek economies. http://uk.businessinsider.com/brexits-similarities-to-greek-economy-2017-6

Tziamalis, A. (2017). The IMF is at its weakest just as the world needs it most. https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/the-imf-is-at-its-weakest-just-as-the-world-needs-it-most-117050900126_1.html

Tziamalis, A. (2017). Explainer: What is protectionism and could it benefit the US economy? https://observer.com/2017/03/protectionism-could-it-benefit-us-economy-free-trade-wto-useconomy/

Presentations

Tziamalis, A., Blake, M., & Ballas, D. (n.d.). Student migration to England: the Greek case. Presented at: 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (2008)

Tziamalis, A., Ballas, D., & Blake, M. (n.d.). A socio-economic profile of foreign students in the United Kingdom. Presented at: Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (2007)

Tziamalis, A., Ballas, D., & Blake, M. (n.d.). A socio-economic profile of foreign students in the United Kingdom. Presented at: 46th congress of the European Regional Science Association (2006)

Other activities

Award

  • 2017: Inspirational Teaching Award 2017, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Honour

  • 2016: Inspirational Teaching Award , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Research funding or grant

  • 2005: PhD Grant, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

• Recruitment Lead for Economics courses
• Academic Advisor

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise Master's dissertations since 2012/13. 

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