Macroeconomics growth and development

The members of the Macroeconomics, Growth and Development Research Group comprise permanent staff, research fellows and PhD students.


Macro Seminar

Regular presentations of our work and that of colleagues from other institutions take place in our weekly seminar series.
Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Organiser: Patrick Macnamara


Research within the Macroeconomics Group is both theoretical and empirical and covers a wide range of topics within the broad areas of economic growth and development, business cycles, and macroeconomic policy. These topics include the following:

  • poverty, inequality and income distribution;
  • financial markets, bankruptcy and regulation;
  • institutions, governance and corruption;
  • population change and demographic transition;
  • labour markets, human capital and unemployment;
  • foreign aid and international economics;
  • fiscal policy and public finance;
  • monetary policy, inflation and central banking;
  • imperfect competition and nominal rigidities;
  • international macroeconomics and the world economy;
  • expectations, learning and agent heterogeneity;
  • quantitative economic history.

Over the years, members of the group have published in a variety of leading academic journals, including Econometrica; Economica; Journal of Monetary Economics; European Economic Review; Economic Journal; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Economic Theory; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Mathematical Economics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Public Economic Theory; Macroeconomic Dynamics; Economics Letters; Oxford Economic Papers; Journal of International Money and Finance; Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Banking and Finance.

Some of the group’s research has been supported by external grants from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust and Bank of England. The group runs its own Seminar Series, comprising both external and internal speakers, and has connections with other research groups (Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics, Econometrics and Applied Economics and Development economics and policy).

All members of the macroeconomics research group are affiliated to the Growth and Business Cycles Research Group