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Macroeconomics and International

We have an active Macro and International Economics research group at The University of Warwick.

Each week we hold an external seminar, an internal workshop and a reading group. In addition to the faculty members listed below, a large group of high quality PhD students participate in these events.

Our key research areas and topics:

  • Macroeconomics, business cycles, labour markets, monetary economics

  • Growth, institutions and development

  • International economics, finance, exchange rates, sovereign debt

  • International trade

Our activities

Macro and International Economics Seminar
Thursday, 4.00-5.30pm
For external speakers from top-level academic institutions across the world.

Organisers: Roberto Pancrazi and Guillermo Noguera

Macro and International Economics Workshop
Friday, 1.00-2.00pm
For faculty and PhD students at Warwick, and occasional external speakers, to present their work and give feedback to each other.

Organisers: Juan Carlos Castro Fernandez and Luca Zavalloni (with Michael McMahon and Thijs van Rens)

Macro Reading Group
Wednesday, 12.00-1.00pm
For PhD students and faculty with short presentations and discussion of important recent papers in macroeconomics.

Organisers: Roberto Pancrazi and Marija Vukotic

View the full details on our upcoming and past workshop and reading group events.

  • Fri16JunMacro/International Workshop1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Stefano Eusepi (NY Fed)

  • Fri23JunMacro/International Workshop1:00pm - 2:00pm, S1.50, Social Sciences Building

    Alex Karalis (Warwick)

  • Fri30JunMacro/International Workshop1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Anthony Tuckwell (Warwick)

  • Nov032016Pawel Zabczyk (Bank of England)1:15pm - 2:45pm, To be advised

    Pawel Zabczyk will be presenting as part of the Political Economy Seminar Series. Further details will be available in due course.

  • Oct272016Macro/International Seminar1:15pm - 2:45pm, S1.50, Social Sciences Building

    Further details of this seminar will be available in due course.

  • Oct202016Natalia Ramondo (UCSD)1:15pm - 2:45pm, S1.50, Social Sciences Building

    Natalia Ramondo will be presenting as part of the Macro/International Seminar Series. Further details will be available in due course.

  • Oct132016Macro/International Seminar1:15pm - 2:45pm, S1.50, Social Sciences Building

    Further details of this seminar will be available in due course.

  • Jun162016Macro/International Seminar - Jessie Handbury (Wharton)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May262016Macro/International Seminar - Brian Kovak (CMU)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May192016Macro/International Seminar - Vincenzo Quadrini (USC)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May122016Macro/International Seminar - Franck Portier (TSE)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Apr282016Macro/International Seminar - Francesc Ortega (CUNY)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Mar172016Macro/International Seminar - Mary Amiti (NY Fed)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Mar102016Macro/International Seminar - Jim Tybout (Penn State)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Mar032016Macro/International Seminar - TBA4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Feb252016Macro/International Seminar - Ricardo Reis (LSE)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Dec032015Macro/International Seminar - Simon van Norden (HEC Montreal)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Nov262015Macro/International Seminar - Oded Galor (Tel Aviv)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Nov192015Macro/International Seminar - Ctirad Slavik (Goethe)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Nov122015Macro/International Seminar - Almuth Scholl (Constance)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Oct292015Macro/International Seminar - Andreas Moxnes (Olso)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Oct222015Macro/International Seminar - Kalina Manova (Oxford)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Oct152015Macro/International Seminar - Leonardo Melosi (Chicago Fed)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May282015Macro / International Seminar - Vivian Yue (Emory)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May212015Macro/International Seminar - Pablo Kurlat (Stanford)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May142015Macro/International Seminar - Dirk Krueger (UPenn)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May072015Macro/International Seminar - Pol Antras (Harvard)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis” (by Alfaro, Laura, Pol Antràs, Davin Chor, and Paola Conconi. 2015)

  • Apr302015Macro/International Seminar - Mathias Thoenig (HEC Lausanne)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Mar172015Macro/International Seminar - Mary Amiti (NY Fed)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Mar122015Macro/International Seminar - TBC4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Feb262015Macro/International Seminar - Ralph Ossa (Chicago Booth)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Nov272014Macro/International Seminar - David Atkin (UCLA)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    "Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial"; download the paper (pdf)

  • Nov202014"Exporters and Shocks: Dissecting the International Elasticity Puzzle" - Doireann Fitzgerald (FRB Minneapolis)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • Nov132014Macro/International Seminar - Treb Allen (Northwestern)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Treb Allen (Northwestern)

    Universal Gravity

  • Nov062014Macro/International Seminar - Francois Gourio (FRB Chicago)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Francois Gourio (FRB Chicago)

    Financial distress and endogenous uncertainty

  • Oct302014Macro/International Seminar - Almut Balleer (IIES)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Almut Balleer (IIES)

    Financial Market Imperfections and the Pricing Decision of Firms: Theory and Evidence

  • Oct162014Macro/International Seminar - Valerie Ramey (UC-San Diego)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79
  • May222014Macro/International Seminar: Susanto Basu (Boston College)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Susanto Basu (Boston College)

    "Productivity and Welfare of Nations"

  • May152014Macro/International Seminar: Philipp Kircher (Edinburgh)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Philipp Kircher (Edinburgh)

    Matching and Sorting in a Global Economy (joint with Elhanan Helpman and Gene Grossman)

  • May012014Macro/International Seminar: Hugo Hopenhayn (UCLA)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Hugo Hopenhayn (UCLA)

  • Apr242014Macro/International Seminar: Philippe Martin (Sciences Po, Paris)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Philippe Martin (Sciences Po, Paris)

    "Inspecting the Mechanism: Leverage and the Great Recession in the Eurozone" co-authored with Thomas Philippon

  • Mar132014Macro/International Seminar: Vincent Sterk (UCL)4:00pm - 5:15pm,
  • Mar062014Macro/International Seminar: Mark Aguiar (Princeton)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S0.21

    Macro/International Seminar: Mark Aguiar (Princeton)

  • Feb272014Macro/International Seminar: David Hemous (INSEAD)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79
  • Nov282013Macro/International Seminar: Roberto Pancrazi (Warwick)4:00pm - 5:15pm,

    Macro/International Seminar: Roberto Pancrazi (Warwick)

    Participation Costs and Consumption Smoothing: Theory and Empirical Evidence"

  • Nov212013Macro/International Seminar: Xavier Ragot (PSE)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Xavier Ragot (PSE)

    Precautionary saving and aggregate demand
  • Nov142013Macro/International Seminar: Thomas Lubik (Richmond Fed)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Thomas Lubik (Richmond Fed)

    Indeterminacy and Learning: An Analysis of Monetary Policy in the Great Inflation

  • Nov072013Macro/International Seminar: Laura Pilossoph (NY Fed)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Laura Pilossoph (NY Fed)

    Sectoral Shocks and Move Unemployment

  • Oct312013Macro/International Seminar: Robert Shimer (Chicago)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Robert Shimer (Chicago)

    "Markets with Multidimensional Private Information" with Veronica Guerrieri

  • Oct242013Macro/International Seminar: Wouter den hann (LSE)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Wouter den hann (LSE)

    Inventories and the Role of Goods-Market Frictions for Business Cycles

  • Oct172013Macro/International Seminar: Carlo Favero (Bocconi)4:00pm - 5:15pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Carlo Favero (Bocconi)

    The output effect of fiscal consolidation plans

  • Oct102013Macro Seminar - Emi Nakamura and Jon Steinsson (Columbia)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Macro Seminar.

    Emi Nakamura and Jon Steinsson.

    High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality

  • Oct032013Macro/International Seminar: Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern)4:00pm - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Macro/International Seminar: Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern)

    The Effects of the Saving and Banking Glut on the US Economy

  • Jun082017Macro/International Workshop1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Ayesgul Sahin (NY Fed)

    Demographic Origins of the Startup Deficit (with Fatih Karahan and Ben Pugsley)

  • Dec022016Macro and International Economics Group1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Horng Wong will be presenting at this workshop.

  • Nov252016Macro and International Economics Group1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Lawrence Uren (Melbourne) will be presenting at this workshop.

  • Nov182016Macro and International Economics Group1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Giovanni Nicolo will be presenting at this workshop.

  • Nov112016Macro and Economics International Economics Group1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy will be presenting at this workshop.

  • Nov042016Macro and International Economics Group - Ali Moghaddasi1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Ali Moghaddasi

  • Oct282016Macro and International Economics Group - Alex Karalis1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Alex Karalis

  • Oct212016Macro and International Economics Group - Juan Carlos Castro Fernandez1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    JUan Carlos Castro Fernandez

  • Oct142016Macro and International Economics Group - Thijs van Rens1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Thijs van Rens

  • Oct072016Macro and International Economics Group1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77 Cowling Room

    Year 1 PhD Forum

  • Sep182015Macro and International Economics Summer Workshop 201510:00am - 5:30pm, S2.79

    Join the Macro/International Economics reseach group for their annual Summer Workshop.

    Download the workshop schedule.

  • Jun262015Macro and International Economics Workshop (Timo Leidecker)1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.79
  • Jun192015Macro and International Economics Workshop (Vaclav Zdarek)1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.79
  • Jun122015Macro and International Economics Workshop (Luca Zavalloni and Ghassan Ashbool)1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.79
  • May222015CAGE International Trade Research DayAll day, London
  • May112015Warwick Mismatch WorkshopAll day, S2.77, Cowling Room

    Monday 11 May 2015
    S2.77, Cowling Room(directions)

    Organisers: Roland Rathelot and Thijs van Rens

    The one-day workshop will include presentations from a number of speakers.

    The workshop includes lunch and a dinner for speakers and delegates on Monday and a dinner for speakers on Sunday evening.


    To book a place for this event, please complete the registration form. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

    Register to attend


    10:00-10:45 Yanos Zylberberg (Bristol) Rest Unemployment and Duration Dependence (with Regis Barnichon and Shigeru Fujita)
    10:45-11:30 Nikolaj Harmon (Copenhagen) Are workers better matched in large labor markets?
    11:30-12:15 Francesco Furlanetto (Norges Bank) Labor supply factors and economic fluctuations (with Claudia Foroni and Antoine Lepetit)
    12:15-13:30 Lunch La Gusta, Warwick Arts Centre
    13:30-14:15 Ludo Visschers (Edinburgh) Great opportunities or Poor Alternatives: Self-employment, Unemployment and Paid employment over the business Cycle (with Matthias Kredler and Ana Millan)
    14:15-15:00 Roland Rathelot (Warwick) Mismatch Unemployment and the Geography of Job Search (with Ioana Marinescu)
    15:00-15:30 Coffee  
    15:30-16:15 Bilge Eris (Marmara) Occupational Mobility and Mismatch Unemployment (with Thijs van Rens)
    16:15-17:00 Regis Barnichon (CREI and Pompeu Fabra) Under-Employment and the Trickle-Down of Unemployment
    18:30 Evening dinner Private dining room, Scarman
  • Apr022015Roundtable discussion on the UK elections1:00pm - 2:00pm, S2.77
  • Sep252014Global Fragmentation of Production and Trade Policy2 days, Brussels
  • Jun202014European Workshop in Macroeconomics2 days, London
  • May222013CAGE International Trade Research Day8:30am - 6:00pm, Scarman

    Organised by Sascha Becker and Dennis Novy

  • May072013CRETA/ESRC Workshop on Financial Markets and Aggregate Fluctuations11:00am - 6:30pm, University of Warwick
  • May042013Financial Markets and the Real Economy (Macroeconomics Conference)2 days, Palazzo, Venice

    Macroeconomics Conference
    4-5th May 2013
    Palazzo, Venice
    Organisers: Roberto Pancrazi and Thijs van Rens

  • Jun082012Trade Policy in a Globalised World2 days, Venice
  • Feb232011CAGE International Trade Research Day9:25am - 6:00pm, University of Warwick
  • Jun252010Trade Costs & International Trade Integration: Past, Present and Future9:00am, 1 day 8 hours, Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice, Italy

    This conference will bring together researchers from around the world who work in the general area of trade costs in international trade, both in the past and present. Papers will discuss the determinants or the impact of trade costs (broadly defined) with theoretical or empirical methods. The conference also aims at discussing the likely future trajectory of globalization and international trade.

  • Jul102009New Micro-foundations for Macroeconomics (ESRC WEF Summer Research Workshop)2 days, Radcliffe House

    The World Economy and Finance Programme of the ESRC is holding a Summer Research Workshop on the theme of New Micro-Foundations for Macroeconomics being held in Radcliffe House, University of Warwick, 10th and 11th July.

    For Programme and Registration details, please follow the links on the Workshop's webpage

  • Jul112007World Economy and Global Finance5 days, University of Warwick