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Social Macroeconomics is the study of practical decision-making in a world of partial ignorance.


Rebuilding Macroeconomics is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and is part of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL). 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.

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



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


Find out about the research projects which each addresses a specific "real world" macroeconomic issue.


Stories and articles made for people who want to rebuild.


Our contribution to economic issues and policy debate.



  • A New Economics for Economic Security
    A New Economics for Economic Security
    Mon, 03 Jun
    Zoom Webinar
    03 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
    Zoom Webinar
    Speakers include Benedetta Berti (NATO), Elizabeth Baltzan (Office of the United States Trade Representative), David E. Adler (American Affairs) and Brian Kettenring (The Global Fund for a New Economy). The event is part of IGPs 10th year anniversary.
  • Book launch: Making Sense of Chaos by J. Doyne Farmer
    Book launch: Making Sense of Chaos by J. Doyne Farmer
    Wed, 12 Jun
    UCL & Online
    12 Jun 2024, 17:00 – 18:30 BST
    UCL & Online
    This event celebrates the launch of Professor J. Doyne Farmer's new book, Making Sense of Chaos: A Better Economics for a Better World
  • Festschrift for Alan Kirman
    Festschrift for Alan Kirman
    16-17 March
    Bank of England, Moorgate Auditorium
    16-17 March
    Bank of England, Moorgate Auditorium, 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA, UK
    We hosted a Festschrift to celebrate the career and research of Professor Alan Kirman on 16-17 March 2023 in London. Keynote speakers included Sam Bowles, Jim Heckman, Lucrezia Reichlin and Joe Stiglitz.
  • New Economics of Climate Change
    New Economics of Climate Change
    Date: September 2024
    Location: TBC
    Date: September 2024
    Location: TBC
    This demands an inter-disciplinary, scientific approach which brings together alternative methodologies for considering climate macroeconomics and realistic estimates of climate damages on the economy and strengthens economic resilience to climate stressors and shocks.
  • Creativity and Innovation
    Creativity and Innovation
    Date: November 2024
    Location: TBC
    Date: November 2024
    Location: TBC
    “Our robust finding is that research productivity is falling sharply everywhere we look” (AER, 2020) is one explanation for the productivity slowdown. We look for explanations why and look at the nature of creativity and what conditions are most conducive to greater creativity.


Our Research 


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... 

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Principal Investigator:

Dr Claudius Gräbner

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