Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Lynne Evans




Office hours: To be confirmed for academic year 2011-12

Lynne Evans has spent most of her career as an academic economist at the University of Durham. She has also worked in the research department of a central bank (Australia) and in private sector consultancy. Throughout her career, her primary research interests have been in macroeconomics although she has also carried out research in other areas such as education, money and banking.


Primarily a macroeconomist, Lynne has a strong regard for both economic theory and empirical analysis. Early work focused on monetary dynamics (particularly hyperinflation - see Manchester School (1979,1983) and Oxford Economic Papers (1981)). Having learned that some key theoretical results obtained practical significance only in conjunction with empirical information, her research developed into more extensive work in the field of applied econometrics, at first on the demand for money function. In time, having come to question the methodology of some applied econometric work, she engaged in collaborative research in this area. The bulk of her more recent work is theoretical analysis developing dynamic, stochastic models.


Current Work

Ongoing research is largely theoretical with engagement in some issues important in the discipline of finance as well as economics - for example, draft manuscripts include:
"A model of uncertainty aversion and regime switching premia: an application to foreign exchange risk premia" (manuscript 31 pages, with Nathan Joseph and Turalay Kenc).   

Interest in the economic impact of inflation and disinflation is being developed through empirical and theoretical work on the welfare cost of inflation; and work has begun on the role of monetary instability and price rigidity in times of recession.


Undergraduate Teaching

ECO2002 Macroeconomic Analysis (Module leader)

Postgraduate Teaching

NBS8204 Central Banking (Module leader)