Prof Ralf Becker

Senior Lecturer in Economics

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Biography

After my undergraduate degree in Economics from the Johannis Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany) I studied for my PhD degree at the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia, Supervisor: Prof Stan Hurn. After completing my PhD in 2003 I worked as a Lecturer at QUT before starting as a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Manchester in January 2005. I am passionate about teaching economics and in particular quantitative skills (mathematics, statistics and econometrics). I have a particular focus on helping students to develop relevant quantitative skills like programming in R or MATLAB.

In my time at Manchester I have worked in numerous professional service positions and am currently the Deputy Head of Department with responsibility for Teaching. I am an Executive Group Member of the Economics Network.

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Mathematics for Economists, Econometrics and Time-Series Econometrics.

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