institutions research hub

Application Details

Research Hub Question: Do We Have Confidence in Economic Institutions?

Research Hub Leaders: Prof Laura Bear and Prof Gary Dymski

Application Deadline: 24.00 BST on 26th 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 hub on Economic Institutions led by Professors Laura Bear and Gary Dymski. Our research hub focuses on how macroeconomic policy is made, and how it is linked to academic economics and to the broader public. The long-term aim of the RM project as a whole is to transform macroeconomics back into a policy-relevant social science; an intermediate step is to provide recommendations to the ESRC as to the future shape and direction of research in Macroeconomics. Project proposals should thus aim to identify promising areas for future research (on a “proof of principle” basis), rather than seeking to obtain definitive results from what will 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.

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23 October 2018