Cardiff Business School Research

Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics

Associated with the Economics section

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 in 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.


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Professor Patrick Minford

Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 208 75728
E26, Aberconway Building

Research Highlights

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Funding renewal for long-standing partnership

The Hodge Foundation has confirmed that it will renew its support for Cardiff Business School’s Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics, pledging £100,000 to fund the work of the research institute for another year.

Essays in Honour of Patrick Minford

A Special Issue of Open Economies Review has been published in honour of Professor Patrick Minford.

Kent Matthews and Patrick Minford contribute to latest publication by Politeia

Professors Kent Matthews and Patrick Minford of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics have contributed to the latest publication by Politeia, a think-tank for social and economic thinking.

European Monetary Forum

On April 4th and 5th, the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics hosts the European Monetary Forum.