Application Details

Research Hub Question: Is the Financial System Fit for Purpose?

Research Hub Leader: Dr Ekaterina Svetlova

Application Deadline: 24.00 BST on 19th November 2018

Submit Application to: Richard Arnold (


Rebuilding Macroeconomics (RM), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and hosted by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), is inviting calls for research proposals under its Finance Hub.

Our long-term aim is to transform macroeconomics back into a policy-relevant social science. As an intermediate step, we will provide recommendations to the ESRC on our suggestions for the future shape and direction of research in Macroeconomics. We are looking to support projects that aim to identify promising areas for future research (on a ‘proof of principle’ basis), rather than seeking to obtain definitive answers from what will inevitably be limited project budgets.

RM will consider proposals which are genuinely innovative; which are oriented towards policy-relevant problems; which are rigorous; and may open-up new promising avenues for investigation but may be overlooked by traditional funding sources. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary proposals and the introduction of new methods to macroeconomics. Please clearly indicate the goal of the project, methodology, expected outcomes and contribution. Please be also precise about how you plan to spend the money.

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23 October 2018