Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Wessel Vermeulen

Lecturer in Macroeconomics


Wessel Vermeulen joined Newcastle University in September 2016. He obtained degrees in Economics (BSc) and Financial Economics (MSc) from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, followed by a PhD from the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. He held a position as Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford for three years.

Further information can be found on his personal website.


Wessel works on international and regional economics, using applied theoretical and empirical methods, as well as conflict studies and genocide prevention. 

His research has been published in, a.o., The Economic Journal (2015), Journal of Empirical Finance (2016), Acta Politica (2018) Journal of Economic Geography (2019), and Journal of Economic Growth (2020).

Current research deals with regional interactions and spillovers, with applications to natural resources, trade and migration. Further interest includes international macroeconomics, financial markets, institutions and politics.

I'm also involved with the Policy and Evidence Centre on Creative Industries,


Current, Newcastle

Central Banking (NBS8204), Module leader

Macroeconomic Theory (NBS8252), Module leader

Economic Modelling (ECO2003), seminars

Advanced Macroeconomics  (ECO3002), seminars

Past, London Campus

Introductory Economics (LEC1017)

Introductory Econometrics (LBS8331)

Applied Econometrics (LBS8257)

Research Methods in Economics and Finance (LBS8330)

Convenor of Issues in Post-Graduate Research