Mr Andrew Hunt
Lecturer in Economics
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
Andrew Hunt is a Lecturer in Economics and the programme lead for Plymouth's suite of undergraduate economics degrees.
Andrew joined Plymouth University in 2011 having previously held research and lecturing positions at Durham and Northumbria Universities. Andrew’s research interests include regional economic modelling & accounting and small firm formation & growth.
Andrew has undertaken research and consultancy for a widerange of organisations including the North East and North West Developmentagencies, the Department for Education, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Tyne and Wear City Region and various local government organisations. Much of this research has involved the development of bespoke economic modelling tools to address specific research questions, for example the economic impact of the public sector cuts outlined the Comprehensive Spending Review upon the North East of England, the wider economic benefits of moving households out of fuel poverty and the commercial property demands generated by economic development scenarios. In the research area of entrepreneurship he is exploring the influence that business premises have upon small firm performance and the role played by high quality premises in reducing resource and legitimacy barriers faced by entrepreneurs and their firms.
Andrew currently holds a Senior Research Fellow position at St Chad’s College, Durham University and is an active member of the North East Regional Information Network. He is also an external examiner for the Economics department at the University of the West of Scotland. Andrew’s current teaching includes modules in Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Public Policy.
Roles on external bodies
North East Regional Information Network
Staff serving as external examiners
Department of Economics. University of the West of Scotland
Regional Economic Development and Modelling
Grants & contracts
(Last five years only)
Hunt, A (2010) Regional Employment and Skills Demands: Scenarios from the Future Employment and Skills Model. Report for the Employment and Skills Team, One North East
Hunt, A and A Little (2010) Economic Scenarios for the North East2010-30: Dissuasion Paper 1. Baseline Forecasts and Trends. Report for One North East and Regional Partners
Hunt, A and ALittle (2010) Economic Scenarios for the North East 2010-30: Dissuasion Paper 2. ‘Mindthe gap’: Assessing the impact of reduced government spending on the North Easteconomy . Reportfor One North East and Regional Partners
Regeneris Consulting and Durham University (2010) Assessment of the North West’s International Trade Performance. Report for theNorth West Development Agency
Hunt, A and J Hewitt (2010) Long Term Sectoral and Employment Projections for Northumberland. Report for Northumberland Council
Hunt, A (2010) Tyne and Wear City Region: Sector Baselines and Recent Trajectories Report for the Tyne andWear City Region (plus a technical annex and local authority summary document)
Regeneris Consulting with Durham and Manchester Universities (2010) Tyne and Wear City Region EconomicReview: Labour Market Skills and Talent Study. Report for the Tyne and Wear City Region
Adroit Consulting with Durham and Manchester Universities (2010) County Durham Key Sector Implementation PlanStudy. Report for Durham Council
Hunt, A and I. Stone (2009) Economic Structure, Trends and Dynamics inthe North East. Report for One North East to inform Integrated Regional Strategy research programme
Hunt, A (2009) Long-Term Employment Projections for County Durham: Three scenarios Report for Durham County Council (To inform their employment land review)
Hunt, A (2009) The economic impact of South Tyneside College on the regional and local economy Report for South Tyneside College
Hunt, A (2009) The regional impact of Northern Rock restructuring , Report for Regeneris Consulting on behalf of OneNE
Hunt, A (2008) Long-Term Employment Projections for Northumberland Report for Northumberland County Council (A more sophisticated version of the 2007 report)
Hunt, A., Lynch., D and N Ritchie(2008) The Impact of Fuel Poverty Intervention on Economic Activity in the North East of England Report for National Energy (NEA) action and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Hunt, A (2007) Modelling the North East Economy: The impact of tourism on economic activity in the North East of England. Report for One North East Tourism Team. Report for OneNE Tourism Team
Hunt, A (2007) Long-Term Employment Projections for Northumberland Report for Northumberland County Council
Hunt, A., Sacks J and A Wilkinson(2007) The Economic Impact of Public Sector Procurement in the North East Report for OneNE
Hunt, A (2007) The Impact of Tourism on Economic activity in the North East of England Report for RDA Tourism Team
Hunt, A (2006) Examining the Qualification and Occupation Needs Demanded By A Scenario Assuming the Region Achieves Ninety Percentof GB GVA per Head Report for OneNE
Hunt, A., Carling, J and D Mell (2006) Economic Growth Scenario for the Regional Economic Strategy action Plan. Report for One NE
Hunt, A and I Stone (2006) The Economic Impact of the North East’s Universities upon the Regional Economy Report for Universities for the North East (UfNE)
Hunt, A and I Stone (2006) Moving Towards 90% of UKGVA per Head : A Hypothetical Scenario Driven By Growth Of GVA In One Northeast’s Nine Priority Sectors Report for OneNE
Hunt, A and I Stone (2006) 2016Scenarios Bases upon (1) UK Growth Projections and (2) Achieving Ninety Percent of GB GVA per Head Report for OneNE
Hunt, A and I Stone (2006) Modelling the North East Economy: A Medium- to Long-Term Scenario Based upon UK Growth Projections Report for OneNE
- Centre for Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance (CEMLEF)
Holmes, P., Hunt, A andI Stone (2010) An Analysis of New Firm Survival Using a Hazard Function. Applied Economics.
Hinde, K. and A. Hunt (2006) Using the Personal Response System to enhance student learning: Some evidence from teaching economics in Banks, D Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases Idea Group: USA
Hunt, A and Roberts, J (2008) A Regional Analysis of Productivity in Business Services: Implications for the UK Knowledge Economy. Paper presented at the DIME International Workshop Reconsidering the Regional Knowledge Economy. 4th-5th September 2008, Newcastle University Business School.
Hunt, A and D. Mell (2007) Regional Economic Accounts as a Regional Information System. Presented at the British Urban and Regional Information Systems (BURISA) Annual Conference 8th June (Royal Statistical Society, London).
Hunt, A (2006) Assessing the contribution of the North East of England’s University Sector to the Local Economy: An Input-Output Approach . Paper presented at the EcoMod International Conference on Urban and Regional Modelling 1st – 3rdJune (Free University, Brussels). Published in the conference proceedings.