Research

Synopsis of research interests

Macroeconomics

My research interests are in empirical macroeconomics: structural modelling; estimation of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models; computational techniques; forecasting; open economy macroeconomics; and crypto-currencies.

Non-macro

I am interested in agent-based modelling, but have not tried to apply these models to any practical problems. I am also interested in market design of saves and win-backs -- rules that influence retail electricity competition.

Work in progress

Published papers

2019

Migration and business cycle dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 109, joint with Christoph Thoenissen, .https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2019.103781.

2018

Crypto-currencies -- an introduction to not-so-funny moneys, Journal of Economic Surveys, 32(5), 1531-1559, joint with Aaron Kumar, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joes.12289.

2015

Financial frictions and the role of investment specific technology shocks in the business cycle, Economic Modelling, 51, 571-582, joint with Güneş Kamber and Christoph Thoenissen, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264999315002564.

Applying an inflation targeting lens to macroprudential policy 'institutions', International Journal of Central Banking, joint with Güneş Kamber and Özer Karagedikli, https://www.ijcb.org/journal/ijcb15q4a13.htm.

Comments on: Effectiveness of macroprudential and capital flow measures in Asia and the Pacific, BIS Papers, https://www.bis.org/publ/bppdf/bispap82l.pdf.

2013

New Zealand's macroeconomic imbalances -- causes and remedies: Guest editors' introduction, New Zealand Economic Papers, 47(1), 1-7, April, joint with Viv Hall and John Janssen, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00779954.2012.733141.

2011

Does forecast combination improve Norges Bank inflation forecasts? Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00639.x, joint with H. Bjørnland, K. Gerdrup, A.-S. Jore & L.A. Thorsrud.

Local linear impulse responses for a small open economy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00643.x, joint with Alfred A. Haug.

Weights and pools for a Norwegian density combination, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 22(1), 61-76, joint with Hilde Bjørnland, Karsten Gerdrup, Anne-Sofie Jore & Leif Anders Thorsrud, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.najef.2010.09.001 .

Open economy forecasting with a DSGE-VAR: head to head with the RBNZ published forecasts, International Journal of Forecasting, 27(2), 512-528, joint with Kirdan Lees and Troy Matheson, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2010.01.008.

2010

RBCs and DSGEs: the computational approach to business cycle theory and evidence, Journal of Economic Surveys, 24(1), 113-136, joint with Troy Matheson, Özer Karagedikli and Shaun Vahey, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2009.00589.x.

Unpublished papers