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Michael McMahon


Senior Researcher

Michael McMahon is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. Michael has previously taught at Stanford University, INSEAD, New York University, London Business School, Chicago GSB, and the London School of Economics (LSE). He has also worked for the Bank of England as a euro-area economist, with spells at the European Central Bank and the Central Bank of Ireland. Her research interests include International Relations, Institutional Analysis, EU Politics and Policy-making (in particular environment, security and culture) and Brazilian Foreign Policy. She is also interested qualitative comparative research and the use of interviews and archive research as methods of data collection.

His research interests include the macroeconomics of business cycles, monetary economics, inventories and applied econometrics. In particular, his current research focuses on all aspects of central bank communication. He is on the advisory Committee of the Money-Macro-Finance research group. In 2011 he gave a TED talk on the challenges of both research and teaching at university.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin, and an MSc, MRes, and PhD from the London School of Economics.