Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group

The Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group’s members have a large number and variety of interests.

These interests include, amongst other things, methodology, history of thought, real options theory and applications, theoretical macroeconomics, asset pricing, market microstructure, modeling bank behaviour, Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) modeling, the role of financial factors in explaining economic activity, learning in macroeconomic models, banking regulation and financial econometrics.

It organises seminars and visits by collaborators of members of the group, but its main activity is an annual two-day Econometrics and Macroeconomics conference, held in May every year, and organised in conjunction with the Econometrics Research Group.

A number of members of the group have links with the Financial Resilience Research Cluster of the Birmingham Business School

Group members

Professor Roger Backhouse

Professor Roger Backhouse

Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics

The Department of Economics

Roger Backhouse's recent research has been on the history of economics, including a book on John Maynard Keynes, and the the history of the social sciences since 1945. His book, co-authored with Mauro Boianovsky, Transforming Modern Macroeconomics; Exploring Disequilibrium Microfoundations, 1956-2003has been awarded the Blangui Prize by the European Society of the History of Economic ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6655

Email r.e.backhouse@bham.ac.uk

Dr Giovanni Calice

Dr Giovanni Calice

Lecturer in Financial Economics

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4956

Email g.calice@bham.ac.uk

Ceri Davies

Ceri Davies

Teaching Fellow
Department of Economics

The Department of Economics

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4957

Email c.r.davies.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Fender

Professor John Fender

Professor of Macroeconomics
Leader of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group
Deputy Head of Department

The Department of Economics

John Fender has been at the University of Birmingham since 1992 and Professor of Macroeconomics since 1998. He is leader of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group and Deputy Head of Department. His main current research interest is in analysing the effects of fiscal consolidation programmes. He published a book on Monetary Policy in 2012.

John Fender CV

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46644

Email j.fender@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christoph Görtz

Dr Christoph Görtz

Lecturer in Macroeconomics

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics with particular interest in business cycles; news, expectations and learning; financial intermediation and financial frictions; DSGE modelling; and inventory and investment dynamics.

For more information please visit my personal website

Email c.g.gortz@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alessandra Guariglia

Professor Alessandra Guariglia

Professor of Financial Economics
Head of Department

The Department of Economics

Alessandra Guariglia received her PhD from Boston University. She is currently a Professor of Financial Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham. Prior to that, she has worked at the Universities of Essex, Kent, Nottingham, and Durham. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the European Journal of Finance. In 2011 and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4148312

Email a.guariglia@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pei Kuang

Dr Pei Kuang

Lecturer in Macroeconomics

The Department of Economics

Telephone (+44) (0)121 4145620

Email p.kuang@bham.ac.uk

Mr. Afrasiab Mirza

Mr. Afrasiab Mirza

Lecturer in Banking and Finance

The Department of Economics

Research Interests: Banking Regulation, Corporate Finance, Optimal Taxation, Mechanism Design

Personal Website

Telephone +44 (0)121 4148077

Email a.mirza@bham.ac.uk

Dr William Pouliot

Dr William Pouliot

Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics

Research interests: Econometric Theory, Financial Econometrics, Labour Economics

Telephone (0121) 414 5023

Email w.pouliot@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Sinclair

Professor Peter Sinclair

Emeritus Professor

The Department of Economics

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6641

Email p.j.n.sinclair@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yao Yao

Dr Yao Yao

Teaching Fellow in Economics

The Department of Economics

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46638

Email y.yao@bham.ac.uk

Events

The most recent conference was held on the 6th and 7th May 2014; view the 2014 Birmingham Econometrics and Macroeconomics Conference programme.

Another conference is provisionally planned to take place in May 2015. Further information, including a call for papers, will be posted here in due course.