Author: Angus Armstrong

Blog: Why Rebuild Macroeconomics?

by Angus Armstrong

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has invested in a brand-new network to understand the macroeconomy. This is an extraordinary opportunity; we know of no comparable research funding anywhere in the world. Through our network, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, over the next four years we [...]

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Video: Interview with Tom Kibasi and Michael Jacobs – a New V

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