Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group

The Macroeconomics Research Group is a very active group in the Department of Economics having their own seminar series and a long-standing tradition of organising conferences.

Past keynote speakers include for example Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), Roger Farmer (UCLA), Michel Woodford (Columbia University) and Klaus Adam (Mannheim). Research interests in the group cover a wide range of areas in macroeconomics and macroeconometrics with a particular focus on business cycle dynamics, expectations formation and news shocks, inventory and investment dynamics, as well as monetary and fiscal policy.

Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group leader: Professor John Fender
Research Interests: Macroeconomics, especially fiscal policy and effects of fiscal consolidation policies, monetary policy and open economy macroeconomics, property taxation and the stock market.

Professor David Dickinson
Research Interests: Financial sector reform, financial institutional behaviour.

Professor Alessandra Guariglia
Research Interests: Links between macroeconomic activity and finance, firm behaviour under imperfect capital markets, economics of transition in China, household saving and consumption decisions, health economics.

Professor Kaushik Mitra
Research Interests: Macroeconomics, monetary economics and adaptive learning.

Dr Christoph Gortz
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.

Dr Pei Kuang
Research Interests: Learning and imperfect information, expectations formation, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy.

Dr Frank Strobel
Research Interests: Banking, financial intermediation, financial economics.

Dr Paola Paiardini
Research Interests: Market microstructure, financial economics, experimental economics.

Dr Ceri Davies
Research Interests: Macroeconomics, monetary economics.

Dr Yao Yao
Research Interests: Macroeconomics, labour economics.

Dr Joseph Bromfield
Research Interests: competition policy (particularly merger policy), macroeconomics, and the history of economic thought.