I mostly teach macroeconomics at both under- and post-graduate level, but I also lecture on mathematical economics and managerial economics and give classes on Mathematica software.
My research principally concerns the macroeconomic implications of economic agents differing in their information regarding the current state of the economy, and investigates whether authorities such as central banks should disclose their assessment of the economy in such situations. I’m also interested in the related issue of the optimal design of the monetary regime, a theme on which I focused during my spell as a junior fellow of the Royal Economic Society in academic year 2008-09. In addition, I’ve done work on the inflation and unemployment consequences of interaction between large unions and central banks, again with an emphasis on the regime-design and information-disclosure aspects.
The papers I’ve produced with Professor Phil Lawler in these fields have been published in a variety of journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization.
Persons interested in studying for a PhD in these branches of macroeconomics are encouraged to apply.
Optimal monetary regime; macroeconomics; Central Bank Disclosure Policies; Unionized Economies