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UK’s leading economists gather in St Andrews

Some of the UK’s most distinguished economists will attend a conference hosted by the University of St Andrews’ Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis (CDMA) in St Andrews on 6-8 September 2006.

Conference participants will exchange views on a wide range of contemporary topics in macroeconomics, a branch of economics studying the behaviour of economy as whole. The research agenda dominating this year’s event is monetary policy but the conference participants will also discuss issues related to the dynamics of the labour market as well as some new insights into the macroeconomics of oil.

Professor Charles Nolan, director of CDMA, said: “Three years into its existence, this is the third major conference hosted by CDMA. It is a great honour for our young Centre to welcome again the leading figures in today’s macroeconomic research in the UK.

“The conference, which we hope to host in the coming years too, is an essential part of our strategy of building a modern research centre where academic excellence meets the needs of policy makers and the private sector by shedding light on some of the intriguing questions about the functioning of an economy.”

CDMA’s ambition to be one of the leading centres of macroeconomic research in the UK has received a strong boost this year by the appointment of Professor Kaushik Mitra to a chair in Economics in the School of Economics and Finance. CDMA’s affiliates are all research active with the most recent research output, including past conference papers, published in top rank international journals.

The Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis was established by a direct grant from the University of St Andrews in 2003. The Centre is organised within the University’s School of Economics and Finance. CDMA facilitates a programme of research centred on macroeconomic theory and policy and provides financial support for PhD students.

Details about the conference, CDMA’s research activities and output is available at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/cdma/.

Contact Information

Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis Castlecliffe, The Scores School of Economics and Finance University of St Andrews Fife, UK KY16 9AL Email cdma@st-and.ac.uk Telephone +44(0) 1334 462420 Fax +44(0) 1334 462444

Issued by the University of St Andrews. Contact : Niall Scott, tel 01334 462244, mobile 07711 223062.

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