New research centre for macroeconomics (MaGHiC)

The School of Economics has formed a new research centre for macroeconomics. The Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) brings together a large group of researchers at the School of Economics whose main interests lie in the wide area of macroeconomics. MaGHiC is the focal point for macroeconomic research, impact and training at the University of Kent.

The Centre’s main focus is on the analysis of macroeconomic issues, including productivity and growth, labour markets, income distribution, business cycles and macroeconomic phenomena from a historical perspective. The group also has technical strength in computational economics, macroeconometric modelling and forecasting, and expertise in building and reconstructing historical national accounts.

MaGHiC members have a wide range of expertise in policy-relevant research. Several members have acted as consultants for policy institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, the Bank for International Settlements and the European Commission. We offer advanced training at PhD level, as well as consultancy and training services for both the private sector and policy institutions.

For further information on MaGHiC, see our website.