The Spot building

Located within the Department of Economics, the Macroeconomics Research Unit is a focal point for research and learning in macroeconomics at the University of Melbourne. Its members, staff and PhD students drawn from the Department and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR), are concerned with the development of macroeconomic theory, macroeconometrics and macroeconomic policy.

The Unit hosts national and international visitors, holds regular workshops to discuss work in progress, and holds occasional conferences involving other researchers from within and outside Australia, including groups from industry and government departments.

The objective of the Unit is to foster and promote high quality research, research training and teaching in macroeconomics by providing a focus for:

  • the development of research grant proposals for funding from ARC and other external sources
  • collaboration in joint research projects, with particular recognition of the advantages from joint research involving applications and the development or refinement of methodology
  • the involvement of national and international visitors
  • regular workshops to discuss work in progress
  • conferences involving other researchers from within and outside Australia including groups from industry and government departments
  • attracting, encouraging and involving PhD students working on macroeconomics
  • running short courses in macroeconomics

The Unit welcomes collaborative arrangements with other institutions to develop funding opportunities for research and scholarly exchange in the area of macroeconomics.

The Director of the Unit is Professor Ian King.