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Professor Raymond Barrell
Honorary Professor - Economics


Professor Ray Barrell, born 25th May 1950, Retired. Currently Honorary and Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance, Brunel University, Honorary Fellow, National Institute of Economics and Social Research, London.  Formerly Professor of Economics, Brunel University, from 1st September 2011 to 30th June 2015.  Head of the Department of Economics and Finance, Brunel, September 2012 to July 2014.  Formerly Acting Director (2010-11),  Director of Macroeconomics (2002-2011), Senior Research Fellow (from 1990) at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London.  He was a university lecturer in economics from 1976 to 1984, teaching at Sussex, Southampton, Stirling and Brunel and specialising in monetary economics and econometrics.  He then moved to be an Economic Advisor at HM Treasury from 1984 to 1987 before moving to NIESR in 1988.  He had a part-time chair at the European University Institute, Florence during 1998-1999.  He was a visiting professor at Brunel University from 2006, and at Imperial College, London from 1996 to 2004. Between 1981 and 2021 he published around 100 papers in academic journals and books, as well as a significant amount of policy related research and commentary at NIESR. Research interests: macroeconomics, growth, foreign direct investment, financial regulation and financial markets. 


B.Sc (Econ), 1971, M.Sc. in Economics (Distinction), 1973  LSE

Career History

University Teacher 1975-1984 and 2011-2015, Civil Servant 1984-1987, Research Team Leader 1988-2011

Newest selected publications

Barrell, R. and Nahhas, A. (2020) 'Regional integration and bilateral FDI stocks in the OECD'. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 27 (3). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 1076-9307 Open Access Link

Journal article

Barrell, R. and Karim, D. (2020) 'BANKING CONCENTRATION and FINANCIAL CRISES'. National Institute Economic Review, 254. pp. R28 - R40. ISSN: 0027-9501

Journal article

Barrell, R. and Karim, D. (2020) 'Bank capital: Excess credit and crisis incidence'.16th EUROFRAME 2019 Conference. Dublin, Ireland. 1 - 7 June. CAIRN. pp. 121 - 137. ISSN: 1265-9576 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Barrell, R. and Nahhas, A. (2019) 'The role of lender country factors in cross border bank lending'. International Review of Financial Analysis, in press. pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 1057-5219 Open Access Link

Journal article

Barrell, R., Blake, A. and Young, G. (2018) 'Macroeconomic Modelling at the Institute: Hopes, Challenges and a Lasting Contribution'. National Institute Economic Review, 246 (1). pp. R3 - R14. ISSN: 0027-9501 Open Access Link

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