Dr Nasir Aminu

Department: Accounting, Economics and Finance

Office/Location: O2.41A, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 7177

Email: naminu@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Dr Aminu completed his PhD in 2015 and received his award in 2016 from Cardiff University.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance and a Senior Fellow of Advanced Higher Education.

He is a macroeconomist with academic interests in public policy, macrofinance, and energy economics.

He is currently Cardiff School of Management’s research ethics Coordinator. His previous management positions include Programme Director of all Economic programmes, which held the position for four years. He was also the collaborative provision Field Group Chair of Economics for three years.

He is the external examiner at the University of Wolverhampton for their undergraduate economics programmes. He performs similar duty at the University of Portsmouth for their postgraduate programmes. At the University of West Scotland, he assesses the Doctoral Supervisory Team.

Before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University, he worked as a Teaching Associate at Cardiff University, where he still visits.


Since joining Cardiff Metropolitan University, he has taught a variety of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He currently teaches Macroeconomics for the MSc Programme and Public Policy Economics for the undergraduate programmes. He also teaches Research Methods across all levels.

He currently supervises Doctoral and postgraduate students within his discipline and interests.


His research interests include:

Business cycles, growth, Public Policy Economics, energy, macrofinance and growth

Modelling and testing macroeconomic models

Economics education – active learning and constructivism

Key Publications


1. Aminu, N. (2019). 'Energy Prices Volatility and the United Kingdom: Evidence from a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model.' Energy Journal, 172: 487-497. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.092

2. Aminu, N. (2017). 'Evaluation of a DSGE model of energy in the United Kingdom using stationary data.' Computational Economics. DOI 10.1007/s10614.017.9657.9

3. Aminu, N., Meenagh, D. and Minford, P. (2017) 'The role of energy prices in the Great Recession- A Two-Sector Real Business Cycle (RBC) Model of Energy in United Kingdom with Unfiltered Data.' Energy Economics. DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.01.030

4. Aminu, N., Hamdan, M., and Russell, C. (2021). 'Accuracy of self-evaluation in a peer-learning environment: An analysis of a group learning model.' SN Social Sciences 1 (7), 1-17

5. Aminu, N., Hamdan, M. (2020). 'Self-evaluation in a Peer Learning Environment: An Active-learning Process.' Cardiff Metropolitan University AMI paper series.

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