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The Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance welcomes Professor Martin Ellison from the University of Oxford to present this research seminar on ‘The Economic Impact of Recession Announcements’.

It is customary for the news media to announce a recession if a country experiences two consecutive quarters of negative growth. In this upcoming seminar, Professor Martin Ellison will use Regression Discontinuity Design to identify the economic impact of these recession announcements.

About the speaker

Martin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College. He gained his PhD in economics from the European University Institute in Florence, and was previously a consultant at the Bank of England and Professor at the University of Warwick. In recent years he has been a Visiting Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is currently a consultant at the European Central Bank, a member of the Finnish Economic Policy Council, and a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

His research interests cover many areas of theoretical and applied macroeconomics, with recent papers concentrating on the management of the UK National Debt, the role that leaving the gold standard played in ending the Great Depression, and the economic value of increases in longevity. Just out is a contribution to a “Debt and Entanglements Between the Wars”, a volume of readings published by the IMF, and academic papers in the journals American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and Journal of the European Economic Association.

About the Virtual Seminar Series

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance's virtual seminar series provides a forum for researchers at Central Banks and Academics working on central banking issues to present their research. Seminars take place fortnightly Monday at 2pm and last one hour, including time for questions from attendees.

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David Aikman

Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance


Advisor, Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance