Project funded under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 612955

Paul de GRAUWE holds the John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics. He is also head of the European Institute at LSE. Prior to joining LSE, Paul De Grauwe has been Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He has been a member of the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003. He holds honorary doctorates of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), of the University of Turku (Finland), and the University of Genoa. He obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He had been visiting professor at various universities - the University of Paris, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Humboldt University Berlin, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Université Catholique de Louvain, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Milan, Tilburg University and the University of Kiel. He has also been a visiting scholar at the IMF, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank.
He was a member of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis, advising President Barroso. Currently, he is also serving as director of the money, macro and international finance research network of CESifo, University of Munich. He is a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.
Corrado MACCHIARELLI is a LSE (Postdoctoral) Fellow in European Political Economy at the European Institute. Prior to joining the LSE, he worked as an economist at the Euro Area Macro Division of the European Central Bank (ECB), and he has been a consultant to the same division.
He obtained his PhD from the Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin in 2011. Here, he participated as (research) economist in different projects on several occasions. He interned at the ECB's EU Countries Division and at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) European Department, respectively in 2009 and 2010.
Corrado's research interests lie in the fields of (i) international macro and finance and open macroeconomics, (ii) business cycles, and, to a lesser extent (iii) labor markets.

Eddie GERBA is a Research Fellow in Behavioural Macroeconomics at the European Institute. He is currently working with Professor Paul de Grauwe on developing heterogeneous agent financial friction models.
Eddie’s research interests lie in the fields of macroeconomics and quantitative finance. Of particular interest to his research are financial frictions, liquidity cycles, monetary policy, financial intermediation theory, as well as risk management and systemic stability. Method-wise, his interests and experience lie in DSGE-models, bounded rationality, computational methods, time-series econometrics, and derivative pricing models
. He obtained his PhD in Economics from University of Kent in 2013, and has a background in mathematical finance and risk management (MSc Quantitative Finance, ETHZ/University of Zurich, 2007), and political economy (MSc European Studies (Research), LSE, 2009)).

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Grant Agreement No. 612955
FP7 theme: SSH-2013.1.3-2
Project Start: 1 January 2014
Coordinator: Prof. T. Lux

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