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Dr Christiana Anaxagorou

Lecturer in Economics and Statistics
Deputy Course Leader of BA (Hons) Business Administration

[email protected]

+357 24694076


PhD in Economics, “Public Finance, Foreign Aid and Political Incentives” (University of Sheffield, 2018)

MSc Economics (University College London, 2013)

BSc Economics (University of Nottingham, 2012)

AFHEA – Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015)



Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Political Economy

Employment Track

Special Scientist (Research), Economics Research Centre University of Cyprus (2018 – 2022)

Lecturer, Alexander College (2019 – 2020)

Special Scientist (Teaching), Cyprus University of Technology (2018 – 2018)

Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University (2017 – 2018)


Research Interests

Development Economics, Economic Growth, Political Economy.

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership

  • Deputy Course Leader, BA (Hons) Business Administration.
  • International Financial Economics, Principles of Economics, The Business Environment, Research Methods, Marketing Research, Introduction to Business Functions, Decision Making for Business, Introduction to Financial Services Markets.

Administrative Roles

  • Member of the ASQAC committee

Selective Publications 

  • Anaxagorou C, Efthyvoulou G & Sarantides V (2020) Electoral motives and the subnational allocation of foreign aid in sub-Saharan Africa. European Economic Review.
  • Anaxagorou, C. and Pashiourtidou, N., (2022). Forecasting economic activity using preselected predictors: the case of Cyprus. Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp 11-36
  • Baider, F. and Anaxagorou, C., (under review). Evaluating Hate speech: A sociolinguistic and bio signal experiment. Studii de lingvistica

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Anaxagorou, A. Foreign aid and public spending: The role of institutional quality. European Public Choice Society Meeting at the School of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary. April 2017
  • Anaxagorou, A. The effects of foreign aid and institutions on public finance: A panel of developing countries. Research Workshop on Macroeconomic Stability in Developing Countries, Navarra Center for International Development, Spain. June 2016
    Supervision of Projects/PhDs 
  • PhD Supervision – Kyriakos Apostolou – Customer experiences of value-in-use: An empirical insight from the healthcare sector
  • MBA dissertation supervision


  • ESRC Scholarship of the University of Sheffield White Rose Doctoral Training Centre