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The "Transmission Mechanisms and Economic Policy" theme at the Cambridge-INET Institute brings together researchers conducting fundamental research in macroeconomics. We use a variety of approaches – encompassing micro and macro econometrics, macro models and historical and institutional analysis – to develop theoretical and empirical work on a wide range of issues, from firm growth and firm churning to household level savings and inequality, from unemployment dynamics to supply chains, from the analysis of monetary policy to international finance and global imbalances. Our research aims to generate inputs for stabilisation and structural policy.


Giancarlo Corsetti

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti
Professor of Macroeconomics

Research Interests
International Economics and Open Economy Macroeconomics

Meredith Crowley

Prof. Meredith Crowley
University Reader

Research Interests
International trade and trade policy

Published Papers

Large Firm Dynamics and the Business Cycle
Carvalho, V. M. and Grassi, B., (2019), American Economic Review

Policy shocks and stock market returns: evidence from Chinese solar panels
Crowley, M. A., Meng, N. and Song, H., (2019), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies

Production Networks: A Primer
Carvalho, V. M. and Tahbaz-Salehi, A., (2018), Annual Review of Economics, forthcoming

Tariff scares: Trade policy uncertainty and foreign market entry by Chinese firms
Crowley, M. A., Meng, N., and Song, H., (2018), Journal of International Economics

Are prices enough? The economics of material demand reduction
Aidt, T.S., Lili, J. and Low, H., (2017), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A : Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences


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Working Papers

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Dr Antonio Dalla Zuanna
Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Labour economics and the economics of education

Visiting between:
(24 Sep 2019 - 25 Sep 2019)

Host: Kai Liu

Prof Petra Todd
Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Social Program Evaluation, Labor Economics, and Microeconometrics

Visiting between:
(17 May 2019 - 22 May 2019)

Host: Meredith Crowley

Luca Guerrieri
Federal Reserve Board

Formulation and Evaluation of Dynamic Models.

Visiting between:
(15 May 2019 - 20 May 2019)

Host: Giancarlo Corsetti

Dr Anthony Savagar
University Of Kent

Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization

Visiting between:
(28 Apr 2019 - 03 May 2019)

Host: Vasco Carvalho


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Past Events

The Centenary Conference on Keynes’s Economic Consequences of the Peace

The Centenary Conference on Keynes’s Economic Consequences of the Peace

Cambridge-INET is proud to announce a major conference on Keynes’s 1919 book. The book is celebrated as a brilliant piece of advocacy by one of the 20th century’s pre-eminent economists. This distinguished event will take place at King’s College, Cambridge, on September 9th-10th 2019. See the event website for more details.

Event Date - Monday 9th September 2019 - Tuesday 10th September 2019

New Economics of Exchange Rate Adjustment

New Economics of Exchange Rate Adjustment

Cambridge-INET are holding an event "New Economics of Exchange Rate Adjustment" on 21st and 22nd March 2018, from 9.00am - 5.00pm, in The Elton-Bowring Room, Clare College, Cambridge. Please register you interest.

Event Date - Thursday 21st March 2019 - Friday 22nd March 2019

The New Malthusianism: A Symposium

The New Malthusianism: A Symposium

On the occasion of the 220th anniversary of Thomas Malthus’ Essay on Population, a small workshop will be convened at his Cambridge College to consider more recent explorations of Malthus and Malthusianism. Dr. Toke Aidt and Professor Tim Swanson are organising the event on the 12th - 13th December 2018, in the Webb Library, Jesus College, Cambridge University. MAVA Foundation, Switzerland and INET-Cambridge will be sponsoring the event.

Event Date - Wednesday 12th December 2018 - Thursday 13th December 2018

Office for National Statistics Economic Forum Roadshow

Office for National Statistics Economic Forum Roadshow

ONS Economic Forum roadshow will present the current state of the UK economy. The event will take place on 30th November 2018 from 10.00am - 12.30pm, in the Francopan Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Event Date - Friday 30th November 2018

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UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown

UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the Guardian newspaper article "UK tweaks tariffs amid no-deal Brexit countdown", which looks at the recent changes made to the temporary tariff schedule by Department for International Trade, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

Published on - Thursday 10th October 2019

UK Revises No Deal Tariffs

UK Revises No Deal Tariffs

Dr. Meredith Crowley was on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme discussing the government's new plan for tariffs under a no deal Brexit. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 46m).

Published on - Tuesday 8th October 2019

Brexit and Global Trade

Brexit and Global Trade

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The New York Times article "Global Trade is Deteriorating Fast and Sapping the World’s Economy", regarding the negative impact that Brexit is having on the growth of global trade.

Published on - Tuesday 1st October 2019

Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching

Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching

Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie and Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta have all had papers submitted to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, by fellow Professor's, as articles that have found useful to support teaching.

Published on - Tuesday 24th September 2019

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