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Centre for Macroeconomic Policy

A research group of the Business School.

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We focus on economic growth and ways to explain and understand it more clearly. Our researchers led by Professor Parantap Basu investigate the broad determinants of economic growth, and the possible impact of this on individuals and wider society.

At the moment, we have ongoing projects covering a range of economic issues that affect economic growth such as inequality, finance, education, monetary and fiscal policy, and – in international terms – malnutrition, extreme poverty and low aspiration. In the future, we hope to open out our research to areas including understanding the connection between regional disparity in growth, lack of investment in education and training, and the skills gap.

Members of the centre have written papers on subjects as diverse as offshore banking wage inequality, government debt, environmental economics and fertility.

Creating impact and engagement

We connect with a wide range of interested researchers and practitioners who share our focus on all facets of economic growth.

We are proud to have an advisory board made up of academics from across the globe who take an active interest in all our activities. Notably, d'Artis Kancs from the European Commission, B. Ravikumar from the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, and Simon Derrick, Managing Director of Bank of New York Mellon, who is on the advisory board and has presented to staff and MSc students. Stephen Millard from the Bank of England is a Visiting Professor in Durham, participating in CEGAP-sponsored activities.


Department of Economics and Finance, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB

Faculty, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham DH1 3LB

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