Mr Andrew Hunt

Mr Andrew Hunt

Associate Head of School (Undergraduate)

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Associate Head of School (Undergraduate) Plymouth Business School

Andrew Hunt is a Lecturer in Economics. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been Certified as Management and Business Educator by the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Andrew’s current teaching includes undergraduate and postgraduate provision in areas such as Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Economic Perspectives and Public Policy.

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.

Andrew has undertaken research and consultancy for a widerange of organisations including the North East and North West Development agencies, 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.

He is currently an external examiner for BSc Business Analytics and BSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) at Lancaster University. He has also acted as an external examiner for the Economics department at the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Plymouth.  


B.A. (Hons) Business and Financial Economics (First Class 1994)
PG Cert Academic Practice (2003)
M.A. Economics (1998)

Roles on external bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education).



Teaching interests

Economic Modelling

International Economics

Staff serving as external examiners

Department of Economics. University of the West of Scotland



Research interests

Regional Economic Development and Modelling

Grants & contracts

(2006 onwards)

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



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.