Dr Christoph Görtz

Dr Christoph Görtz

Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics

Contact details

Room 2121, University House
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TY

Christoph Görtz is a senior lecturer in Macroeconomics. He completed his PhD from the University of Nottingham and graduated in 2007 as Diplom Volkswirt from the University of Bonn. His research interests are in the area of macroeconomics with particular focus on business cycles; news, expectations and uncertainty; DSGE modelling and macroeconometrics; and inventory and investment dynamics.

For more information please visit Christoph's personal website.


DiplVw (University of Bonn, Germany), PhD (University of Nottingham)


During his time time at the University of Birmingham Christoph Görtz has taught the following modules:

  • Monetary Policy (3rd year BSc)
  • Monetary Economics (MSc)
  • DSGE Modelling (PhD)

Other activities

Research Group: Cluster for Research in Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group

Co-Director of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group

Director MSc Economics


Recent publications


Gortz, C, Tsoukalas, J & Zanetti, F 2021, 'News shocks under financial frictions', American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

Gortz, C, Tsoukalas, J, Li, W & Zanetti, F 2021, 'The effect of monetary policy shocks in the United Kingdom: an external instruments approach', Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Gortz, C & Tsoukalas, JD 2018, 'Sectoral TFP News Shocks', Economics Letters, vol. 168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2018.03.001

Gortz, C & Mirza, A 2018, 'Solving models with jump discontinuities in policy functions', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 434-456. https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12203

Gortz, C & Tsoukalas, J 2017, 'News and financial intermediation in aggregate fluctuations', The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 514-530. https://doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00612

Gortz, C & Tsoukalas, JD 2012, 'Learning, capital-embodied technology and aggregate fluctuations', Review of Economic Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.red.2012.04.003

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