Economic Analysis Research Group

Research Areas

The Economic Analysis Research Group (EARG) is part of the Department of Economics within the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations at the University of Reading. It was founded by Kerry Patterson, Professor of Econometrics, and focuses on the analysis of core areas of economics and econometrics. Its interests include macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, with an emphasis on the practical application of theoretical concepts. It has worked in collaboration with the Bank of England, the Fondation Banque de France, the European Central Bank, the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group as well as with other international, national and local research and policymaking institutions.

Recent organised and hosted research events

Current PhD students affiliated with the Centre and their topics

  • Andrew Clark: Exchange rates in a historical perspective and the role of digital currencies
  • Abdulaleem Isiaka: Debt-neutral inequality reduction in middle-income countries
  • Minko Markovski: Monetary and fiscal policies in oil-exporting countries
  • Kaelo Ntwaepelo: Interactions between monetary and macroprudential policies
  • Zhe Wang: Monetary policy, labour market institutions, and the unemployment gender gap in the Euro Area
  • Duo Xu: Modelling the determinants and effects of sovereign credit default swap spreads

Recent PhD students affiliated with the Centre and their topics

  • Dr Edward Anyaeji, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom: Modelling and forecasting the energy mix
  • Dr Seyhan Aygul, Department of Economics, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University (BEU), Turkey: Imported inputs and exporters' optimal choice of invoicing currency
  • Dr Remmy Kampamba, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Lusaka, Zambia: Monetary policy transmission in three post-liberalisation Sub-Saharan African economies
  • Dr Harun Nasir, Department of Economics, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University (BEU), Turkey: Optimal international reserves for small open economies
  • Dr Alina Spiru, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom: Inflation convergence in the new EU member states
  • Dr Nathaniel Urama (visiting), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria: Quantifying the macroeconomic effects of sizeable international remittances in a DSGE framework

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