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Ruchir Agarwal

UCL

Morten O. Ravn

Morten is a macroeconomist who has interests both in applied macroeconomics and in macroeconomic theory. Recent work has been concerned with a wide range of topics surrounding monetary and fiscal policy, aggregate business cycles, inequality and incomplete markets, and using external instruments for identification in macroeconometrics. I am a professor of economics at University College London, research fellow of the CEPR, board member of the Danish National Research Foundation and a founding member of VMACS.

Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Birgitta Rabe

Birgitta Rabe is Reader in Economics at the University of Essex and Co-Investigator of Understanding Society and of the ESRC Centre on Micro Social Change. Birgitta is interested in human capital development, specifically the role of parental and public investments into children and how these investments interact. Areas of expertise include childhood obesity, childcare, school quality and maternal labour supply.

The University of Newcastle

Tabassum Rahman

Tabassum Rahman is a PhD student. She is conducting her research on Indigenous Australian women’s smoking and quitting behaviour including smoking relapse in the context of pregnancy and postpartum periods to inform culturally sensitive smoking cessation interventions for Indigenous Australian women. Tabassum has experience of working in the field of violence against women, and with Indigenous communities, and early childhood development in Bangladesh.

University of Munich, ifo Institute

Helmut Rainer

Helmut Rainer is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the Center for Labor and Demographic Economics of the ifo Institute. He has conducted theoretical and empirical research in labor economics, demographic economics and applied microeconomics. Next to this, he has been involved in several policy evaluations for ministries in Germany.

Imperial College Business School

Tarun Ramadorai

Tarun Ramadorai has a broad range of research interests in the areas of household finance, asset pricing, and international finance. He has published on these topics in a number of scholarly journals in Finance and Economics. In addition to his academic work, Tarun has taken on several advisory roles in the area of financial regulation and policy in both India and Europe.