Dr Christoph Görtz

Dr Christoph Görtz

Lecturer in Macroeconomics

Contact details

Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
Office 125
B15 2TT

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


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


Christoph Görtz joined the Department of Economics in July 2012. Prior to this he worked for one year as a temporary lecturer at the University of Nottingham. During the completion of his PhD Christoph also worked at the Bank of England where he contributed to the development of the Bank's new main forecasting model. Christoph's main fields of interest are macroeconomics and monetary economics. He is currently working on the effects of credit market imperfections on business cycles and the role of news, learning and anticipation effects for aggregate fluctuations.


I am currently teaching the following modules:

Monetary Policy (3rd year BSc)

Macroeconomics (MSc)


DSGE Modelling (PhD)

Postgraduate supervision

Research areas I wish to supervise PhD students:

  • Macroeconomics, in particular in:
    • business cycle analysis and DSGE modelling
    • news, expectations and learning
    • financial intermediation and financial frictions
    • inventory and investment dynamics.

Other activities

Research Group:

Cluster for Research in Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Finance (CREMF)


Discussion Papers

“News shocks and business cycles: bridging the gap from different methodologies”, with John D. Tsoukalas.

"On the Applicability of Global Approximation Methods for Models with Jump-Discontinuities in Policy Functions," with Afrasiab Mirza.


Christoph Görtz & John D. Tsoukalas, . "Learning, Capital Embodied Technology and Aggregate Fluctuations," Review of Economic Dynamics, 16(4)

For an up to date list of my publications and working papers please see my IDEAS page