Photo of Christoph ThoenissenChristoph Thoenissen

Professor of Economics

Room 408
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT, UK

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3320
Fax +44 (0)114 222 3458



Before joining the University of Sheffield as a professor of economics in 2013, Christoph was based at the School of Economics and Finance at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand where he was Professor of Macroeconomics. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in economics at the universities of St Andrews and Reading, as well as an economist at the Bank of England. He holds a DPhil in economics from the University of York.

Christoph is also a programme director at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU as well as an associate editor at the Bulletin of Economic Research.


Christoph teaches macroeconomics and monetary economics to postgraduate students.

Research summary

His research interests are in the areas of open economy macroeconomics, monetary economics, business cycle fluctuations and financial crises.

PhD supervision

Christoph is happy to supervise PhD students in these areas of macroeconomics.


Bodenstein M, Kamber G & Thoenissen C (2018) Commodity prices and labour market dynamics in small open economies. Journal of International Economics, 115, 170-184 View this article in WRRO

Thoenissen C, Kamber G & Theodoridis K (2017) News-driven business cycles in small open economies. Journal of International Economics, 105, 77-89. View this article in WRRO

Kamber G, Smith C & Thoenissen C (2015) Financial frictions and the role of investment-specific technology shocks in the business cycle. Economic Modelling, 51, 571-582. View this article in WRRO

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