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Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics


Introduction to JHIAM

In May 1999, Cardiff Business School and Julian Hodge Bank announced a major new initiative, the establishment of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics. The main aim of the Institute is to carry out research into the behaviour of the UK economy, and to study in particular its relationship with the other economies of Europe. This research has been given especial relevance by the ongoing discussions on the extra powers regularly requested by the European Union and also by the recent crisis the eurozone. The Institute’s research work further extends across international trade, money and banking, international finance and econometrics, in a collaboration between around twenty academics, mostly in Cardiff, and some thirty PhD students.

The institute’s director since it was founded has been Professor Patrick Minford, of Cardiff Business School, who is also the Economic Adviser to Julian Hodge Bank. Apart from its research projects the institute carries on the forecasting and modelling work which Minford began at Liverpool University and has been based mainly in Cardiff for more than a decade, producing forecasts and policy analysis of the UK and other major economies.

Deputy Directors:

Prof. Kent Matthews                                                Dr. Michael Arghyrou                               
+44 (0)29 208 75855                                              +44 (0)29 208 75515
Aberconway Building,                                              D14, Aberconway Building, 
Colum Drive,                                                          Colum Drive, 
Cardiff,CF10 3EU                                                     Cardiff, CF10 3EU

More information can be found at the Institute's website.