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July 14th 2020

Online Lecture: ‘Covid and the Economy’

We are delighted to announce that Professor Michael McMahon will give an online lecture entitled ‘Covid and the Economy’ on Tuesday 14 July 2020, 5pm-6pm (UK time). Professor McMahon will discuss the possible effects of Covid-19 on the economy, how policy might best respond, and what the implications of that response will be for key economic policies going forward.

Professor McMahon is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at St Hugh’s College. Further information about our speaker is available below.

This event will take place via Zoom webinar. To register to attend, please fill out the booking form below by 12 noon on Tuesday 14 July. The event is free but we ask you to consider making a donation to the College’s Covid-19 Support Fund when you book your ticket below. For further information about the Fund and the critical role your donations play in supporting the College at this particularly challenging time, please click here.

Full joining instructions will be sent via email to all those who have registered closer to the time (please ensure that you enter your email address carefully on the booking form).

Please note that St Hugh’s College virtual events may be recorded.

About our speaker

Michael McMahon is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at St Hugh’s College.

He is interested in most topics related to macroeconomic policy but particularly monetary policy (especially communication issues), fiscal policy, business cycles, and inventory behaviour. His research has been published in many journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics.

He holds an European Research Council grant to study a number of aspects of monetary economics focusing on communication and monetary policy.

Professor McMahon is a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He is co-director, with Christine Graeff of the European Central Bank, of the CEPR Research Policy Network (RPN) on Central Bank Communication. He sits on the Royal Economic Society’s (RES) Executive Committee and he is the Conference Secretary in charge of the strategic organisation of the RES Annual Conference. In addition, he is affiliated with LSE’s Centre for Macroeconomics. He previously served as Director of Impact at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE); he previously served as Treasurer of the Money Macro and Finance Society (MMF) research group; and he was formerly an Economics Network advisory board member.

He is a founding lead editor of the ESRC-funded Economics Observatory website which focuses on explaining issues related to the effects of Covid-19 on the UK economy.

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

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