Faculty Profiles: Frontiers in Economics 2023

Prof. Richard A Werner: With a pioneering approach to economics, Prof. Richard Werner is a renowned expert in banking, finance and development economics. He is widely recognized for his ground-breaking research on credit creation and its impact on economic development. Prof. Werner's insights have influenced policymakers and shaped the understanding of the role of banking in sustainable economic growth. Join his lectures to gain a unique perspective on the intricate relationship between money, banking, and the economy. He is also a proponent of empirically based economics.

Prof. James Forder: Dr. James Forder stands as a distinguished scholar in the field of economics, renowned for his insightful contributions to the understanding of monetary policy, fiscal policy, and economic governance. With a wealth of expertise and a passion for rigorous analysis, Prof. Forder has made significant strides in unravelling the complexities of economic theory and its practical implications. As a leading figure in the academic community, Prof. Forder brings a depth of knowledge and a fresh perspective to the study of economics. His research delves into key issues such as central bank independence, monetary policy frameworks, and the challenges of economic governance in an ever-changing global landscape. Prof. Forder's work has garnered recognition and respect from peers and policymakers alike, positioning him as a trusted authority in the field.

Prof. Avner Offer: Avner Offer (born 1944) is an economic historian who held the Chichele Professorship in Economic History at the University of Oxford, England. He is an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a fellow of the British Academy. He has published on international political economy, law, the First World War and land tenure. His most recent work is on the strife between neoclassical economics and social democracy, each of them vying to shape the post-war decades. Avner Offer was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (B.A. 1973) and Oxford University (D.Phil. 1979).

Prof. Charles Goodhart: Prof. Charles Goodhart is a distinguished economist and central banking expert. With extensive experience in both academia and policymaking, he has made significant contributions to the understanding of monetary systems and their impact on the economy. Prof. Goodhart's research spans a wide range of topics, including financial stability, monetary policy, and central bank independence. Attend his lectures to explore the intricacies of monetary economics and gain insights from one of the foremost authorities in the field.

Prof. Gordon L Clark (DSc FBA): is Professorial Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Director Emeritus Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University, and co-director of the Oxford-Zurich research program. Other appointments at Oxford have included the Halford Mackinder Professorship of Geography, Head of the Oxford University Center for the Environment, and Chair of the Anthropology and Geography Faculty Board. With expertise in organisation theory, financial decision making, and private pensions he has held appointments at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, and Monash University (Australia). He has also been an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the National Research Council of the US National Academy of Sciences. An expert on individuals’ response to risk and uncertainty, he seeks to better understand how and why people plan for their long-term welfare. This research is to be found in papers and reports through the Oxford-Zurich research program in collaboration with Stefania Innocenti and Sarah McGill and in Saving for Retirement (OUP 2012) (with Kendra Strauss and Janelle Knox-Hayes). With colleagues, his research has also focused upon the performance of large financial institutions taking an organisational perspective on technology and informed by knowledge of how banks, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and endowments manage themselves. This research is to be found in papers on best-practice pension fund governance and the book Institutional Investors in Global Markets (OUP 2017) (with Ashby Monk from Stanford University). Gordon is the Independent Chair of the IP Group’s Ethics and ESG committee and is an Advisor to a handful of FinTech start-ups in the UK and the USA. He has been an employer-nominated trustee on the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme for the past ten years and has advised pension funds and related institutions on the design and delivery of DB and DC pensions.

Prof. Jurgen A. Doornik (D.Phil. Oxon): is a James Martin Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford, and a director of OxMetrics Technologies Ltd. His main interest is in computational econometrics and statistics, with current research focussing on automatic model selection. He has published in Econometrica, Journal of Applied Econometrics, ACM TOMACS, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, the Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics, and elsewhere, on topics that include cointegration analysis, fractionally integrated models, parallel computation and random number generation. He is also a core developer of the OxMetrics system of scientific software, which is used around the world. This includes PcGive, for interactive econometric modelling, and Ox, which is a matrix programming language aimed primarily at statistical and econometric applications. He has (co-)authored eight books accompanying the software.

Sir David F. Hendry: is Co-director of Climate Econometrics and Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College and previously Professor of Economics at Oxford University and Econometrics at LSE. He has held visiting appointments at the Cowles Foundation Yale University, University of California at Berkeley & San Diego, and Duke University, was Leverhulme Personal Research Professor and ESRC Professorial Research Fellow at Oxford, where he was Chairman of the Economics Department from 2001—2007. He was knighted in 2009; is an Honorary Vice-President and past President, Royal Economic Society; a Fellow, British Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Econometric Society, Academy of Social Sciences, Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Reviews; a Founding Fellow, International Association for Applied Econometrics and an Honorary Fellow, International Institute of Forecasters. He is also a Foreign Honorary Member, American Economic Association and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received eight Honorary Doctorates, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ESRC, and the Guy Medal in Bronze from the Royal Statistical Society. His research interests span econometric methods, theory, modelling, and history; computing; empirical economics; macro-econometrics; climate econometrics; and forecasting. Together he has published more than 200 papers and 25 books and has a Google Scholar h-index of 92. The ISI lists him as one of the world’s 200 most cited economists and he is a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate. He jointly founded the Econometrics Journal and has been Econometrics Editor of the Review of Economic Studies and the Economic Journal, as well as an editor of the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Dr. Plamen Ivanov: Plamen is a distinguished economist specializing in financial markets and their global implications. His expertise lies in analyzing the intricate interplay between financial systems, market dynamics, and economic development. With a wealth of experience in both academia and industry, Dr. Ivanov brings practical insights and cutting-edge research to his teaching. Join his sessions to explore the fascinating world of financial markets and their impact on the broader economy.