Aston Business School employs over 120 academic staff in all key areas of Business, Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, Business Psychology and Finance. In the 2008 RAE over 90% of Aston Business School research was rated as internationally significant with high levels of expertise classed as world leading.
Dr Rakesh Bissoondeeal
Dr Rakesh Bissoondeeal, the Course Director for the Economics and Management degree, is a Senior Lecturer in Economics within the Economics and Strategy Group.
Details on other members of the Economics and Strategy Group can be found here. A number of the members of the Economics and Strategy Group are working closely with government departments and businesses to help design policies and improve efficiency within those organisations.
Group members have also been successful in attracting nearly £2 million research funding over the past two years. It includes significant funding for practical policy oriented projects, from local and central government, as well as agencies such as NESTA as well as government departments such as UK Trade And Investment (UKTI), UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), Manchester and Birmingham city councils. Members of the group work as consultants for a wide range of organisations, including national governments, both in the UK and abroad, as well as for international bodies such as the International Labour Office (ILO), the United Nations Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).