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10 November 2021

Online Lecture: ‘Post-Lockdown Economic Challenges’ with Professor Michael McMahon

Though COVID-19 has not gone away, the uptake of vaccines has allowed many economies to start to re-open (albeit countries are doing so at different rates). Despite this, there remain many economic challenges. How will different sectors readjust to a new normal? What will governments do to reduce their large deficits? Will inflation be persistent or transitory?

Join us online on 10 November 2021, 17.00-18.00 (UK time), to hear Professor Michael McMahon’s thoughts on these and many other questions at his lecture for the St Hugh’s community, ‘Post-Lockdown Economic Challenges’. This event promises to be a fascinating follow up to his popular talk on ‘COVID and the Economy’ in July 2020. Professor McMahon is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at St Hugh’s College.

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This online event will take place via Zoom webinar on 10 November 2021, 17.00-18.00 (UK time). To register, please fill in the booking form below by 12 noon on the day before the event. You will have the opportunity to suggest questions for Professor McMahon on your booking form, and you will also be able to ask questions during the webinar by typing in the Q&A box.

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About our speaker: Professor Michael McMahon

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 a European Research Council grant to study 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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