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, 1956-2003 has been awarded the Blangui Prize by the European Society of the History of Economic Thought. ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6655
Email
r.e.backhouse@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

The Department of Economics

Alessandra Guariglia received her PhD from Boston University. She is currently a Professor of Financial 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 2012, she has also served as a guest co-editor ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4148312
Email
a.guariglia@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pei Kuang

Dr Pei Kuang

Lecturer in Macroeconomics

The Department of Economics

Dr Pei Kuang is Lecturer in Macroeconomics. He received his Ph.D. from the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) and joined the Department of Economics in August 2012. His research focuses on empirical and theoretical analysis of imperfect knowledge in Macro and Finance with an emphasis on macroeconomic policy making and issues related to expectation formation and learning. He has ...

Telephone
(+44) (0)121 4145620
Email
p.kuang@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.