Dr. Antonio Rodriguez-Gil

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez-Gil


I joined the Economics department at Leeds University after completing my PhD in 2012. I am currently a Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Economics and I am Lead Head for Final Year or Year 3. I am an active researcher and as an economist I am interested on the interactions and feedbacks that exist between the labour market and macroeconomics. I have published on the existence of Hysteresis effects. I have also worked on the area of Fiscal Policy in developing economies. I am also interested in innovative teaching methods. I am currently investigating the impact of feedback on performance. I have disseminated my pedagogical work in a variety of education conferences and blogs.


  • Lead head of Year 3. I coordinate a team of up-to-four personal tutors in final year of the degree.

Research interests

My research interest focus on the labour market and its inter-relation with macroeconomic performance. Particularly on how shock can have long-term consequences or scarring effects on the labour market, the so-called Hysteresis or path dependence effects. As part of this research line I am also interested on the effectiveness of labour market and structural reforms. I am also interested in institutions of the labour market that affect distribution, wage bargaining structures, minimum wage or benefits systems. Most of my work up-to-date has been based on time series analysis, Cointegration analysis, Threshold VECM and Non-linear ARDL.

As an educator, I am interested in innovative teaching methods, I am currently investigating the contribution of feedback to performance. I also have experience of disseminating teaching innovations in UK and international conferences, for example, the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience conference (LTSE) or the Developments in Economics Education (DEE) conference. I have also disseminated my work in the pedagogical blog of the Economics Network.   

Peer Reviewed Journals:

da Costa Antonio, A. E. and Rodriguez-Gil, A, (2020) "Oil shocks and fiscal policy procyclicality in Angola: Assessing the role of asymmetries and institutions” Review of Development Economics. January. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12633

Rodriguez-Gil, A (2018)"Hysteresis and Labour Market Institutions: Evidence from the UK and the Netherlands" Empir Econ. 55: 1985. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-017-1338-y

Working paper version: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2704802

Papers under review:

Rodriguez-Gil, A., Hughes, P., Scheffel, J., Balliester-Reis, T. (2023) “Does feedback improve student performance? Are there differences between high and low achieveing students? Evidence from a feedback programme controlling for self-selection effects.

      Working paper version Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4404986

Working papers:

Rodriguez-Gil, A (Ongoing) "Investment, profits and ALMP, a new insight into Spanish unemployment”

da Costa Antonio, A. E. and Rodriguez-Gil, A, (2018) “Oil-Shocks and the Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in a Developing Oil-Exporting Economy: The Case of Angola” LUBS Working paper no.18-08. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3100172

Other publication:

Rodriguez-Gil, A., Raza, A. (2023), ‘Using Excel conditional formulae to provide individual exam feedback in large groups’. Economics Network. Bank of Ideas. Assessment and Monitoring. Available: https://doi.org/10.53593/n3593a

Rodriguez-Gil, A (2016), ‘Using current affairs essays to provide feedback and improve realism in teaching economics’. Economics Network. Bank of Ideas. Assessment and Monitoring. Available: https://doi.org/10.53593/n2882a

Schweiger H. and Rodriguez-Gil, A. (2007). Wage distribution in Spain (in Spanish). Seminario de Economia Critica Taifa, Economic Report number 4: 4-20. Available at http://informes.seminaritaifa.org/informe-04/

Grants and funding:

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship Fund -  (Co-Principal Investigator, £3,500x2 over 2 academic years)          UK, 2017-19

LUBS Student Education Fund - Leeds, (Co-Principal Investigator, £2,000x2 over 2 academic years)    UK, 2017-18       

The University of Leeds Crucible 2018 – Leeds, (100% of expenses to attend three 2-day residential workshops) UK, 2018


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, 2016
  • PhD in Economics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 2012
  • MA in Economics, University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2003
  • BSc in Economics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2002

Professional memberships

  • Royal Economic Society (RES)
  • European Economic Association (EEA)
  • European Association for Labour Economics (EALE)
  • British University Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)
  • Spanish Economic Association (AEE)
  • Economics Network
  • Association of European Economics Education (AEEE)
  • Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES)

Student education

Currently, I teach in all levels of the UG programme and I teach on a variety of modules that rage from LUBS 3505 Advanced Macroeconomics, to more micro-oriented modules, such as, LUBS 2050 Industrial Economics. I also teach in introductiory modules, such as LUBS1585 Economic Institutions. And in previous years I have tought at PG level (LUBS 5100 Macroeconomics).

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics