Dr Rob Gowers

Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Leadership and Management Staff - beta version

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Economics , International Business

Rob is a senior lecturer specialising in EU Issues, International Business and Business Economics.

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After gaining his PhD in economics from the University of Essex he worked for four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, based in the City of London. His time there included work with their Strategic Risk Services group whom helped senior executives identify, understand, assess and manage the business risks they faced across their whole enterprise. His roles within this Group included direct consulting work on a wide range of client engagements, applying economic theory in solving strategic risk problems, constructing economic models in relation to the services on offer and developing academic partnerships.

Research interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Risk management
  • Sports management
  • Valuation


Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in economics

Extensive experience of teaching overseas


  • Ph.D Economics, University of Essex
  • MA Economics (Distinction), University of Essex
  • BA Economics (1st Class Honours), University of Essex

Memberships, editorial boards

Scientific Board Member, Central European Review of Economics and Finance.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Extensive consultancy bidding and delivery experience at board level for PwC
  • A number of successful KEEP projects undertaken.

Media experience

Television and radio interviews and extensive published articles, interviews and commentary.