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Research Interests

Macroeconomic Theory and the Economics of Optimal Taxation

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Brendon, C., Paustian, M. and Yates, T. Self-Fulfilling Recessions at the Zero Lower Bound, Journal of Monetary Economics (2019)

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Brendon, C. Optimal Nonlinear Savings Taxation, (2022) CWPE2221
Brendon, C. and Ellison, M. Time-Consistently Undominated Policies, (2018) CWPE1809

Recent Activities

Household Savings and Inequality: from Micro to Macro
The Janeway Institute, ESRC, The Keynes Fund and SHARE will be co-sponsoring a conference on "Household Savings and Inequality: from Micro to Macro", from 23-25th March 2023.
Event Date - Thursday 23rd March 2023 - Saturday 25th March 2023

Research Grants

A Dynamic Economic And Monetary Union (ADEMU) (Horizon 2020, Societal Challenges (SC))

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Optimal Nonlinear Savings Taxation (JHVQ)


PI Paper 2 - Lent - Macroeconomic Principles II
PIIB Paper 7 - Michaelmas & Lent - Public Economics
Diploma Paper 2 - Macroeconomics
MPhil - R201 Advanced Macro II

PhD Students


Andrew Hannon
PhD Title: Essays on the Economics of Debt Management and Default
Research: Macroeconomics, Household Finance, Sovereign Debt, Financial Stability and the Housing Market
Xiaoxiao Zhang
PhD Title:
Research: Climate Change, Monetary Policy and International Economics
Fergus McCormack
PhD Title:


Balduin Bippus
PhD Title: International Finance
Research: Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and International Economics
Charles Parry
PhD Title:
Research: Product Market Developments and Monetary Policy
Sean Lavender
PhD Title:
Research: Monetary Economics, Heterogeneous Households

Charles Brendon

El-Erian Fellow in Macroeconomics

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