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Rebuilding Macroeconomics is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Our long-term aim is to transform macroeconomics back into a policy relevant social science. Our strategy is to support interdisciplinary research and new methods of analysis in macroeconomics.


Symposium on Systemic Recovery

26./27. April 2021; Online

Co-organizers with The Fields Institute and  the OECD

Research Hubs

We have six research hubs which each addresses a specific “real world” macroeconomic issue.


Catalogue of video recordings of past conferences and workshops

Working Papers

Authors who have received support, or been an active participant in research hubs.

Discussion Papers and Special Issue

Authors who have submitted papers relevant to our mission.

Past Events

Our contribution to economic issues and policy debate



  • Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference
    via Scottish Economic Society Event webpage
    26 Apr, 10:00 – 28 Apr, 16:00
    via Scottish Economic Society Event webpage
    We have lined up an impressive group of internationally renowned keynote speakers as well as a number of special sessions: Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan); Sir Tim Besley (London School of Economics); Angus Armstrong, Director of Rebuilding Macroeconomics at NIESR
  • Symposium on Systemic Recovery
    Online: registration via Fields Institute
    26 Apr, 12:00 – 27 Apr, 20:00
    Online: registration via Fields Institute
    Registration via the Fields Institute This 2-day symposium will consist of four sessions of invited talks around the COVID-19 crisis and its recovery. The four themes are the following: Not out of the woods yet, Exit strategies, Which normality?, The long haul: The Covid-19 crisis.

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Rebuilding Macroeconomics is structured around a concept of Research Hubs. Hubs are places for scholars, policymakers and practitioners to coalesce around substantive ‘real-world’ macroeconomic policy questions.

Globalisation Hub
Macroeconomic Instability Hub
Macroeconomic Institutions Hub
Social Macroeconomics Hub
Sustainable Growth Hub
Macroeconomic Finance Hub



Rebuilding Globalisation and Macroeconomics, from the Grassroots

Why is corporate accountability generally difficult to enforce throughout global supply chains, and how can we encourage legal change? 

Principal Investigator:

Alice Evans


Developing an Economy of Belonging

Exploring the interactions between social security and popular acceptance of globalisation, this projects aims to shed light on the relationship...

Principal Investigator:

Henrietta Moore


Country capabilities, product complexity, and finance in the EU

This research project studies the extent to which globalization reinforces structural inequalities between nation states in the Eurozone, and which... 

Principal Investigator:

Dr Claudius Gräbner


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