Miguel León-Ledesma is a Professor of Economics and joined the University of Kent in 1999. He is Director of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) and is Head of the School of Economics.
Miguel has been a consultant for the European Central Bank and the Asian Development Bank and is a member of the steering committee of the UK’s Money, Macro and Finance Group. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Frankfurt, UTS (Sydney), Aix-Marseilles School of Economics, University of São Paulo, University of Cagliari, and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo). Miguel is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Miguel's research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics, economic growth and applied econometrics. He is currently working on the role of capital labour substitution and biased technical change in macroeconomic models, and their consequences for business cycles and factor income distribution. He is also working on methods for selection of fundamental shocks in business cycles models and the role of capital flows and financial constraints for growth. He has carried out extensive work on international macroeconomics, and time-series methods. Miguel is currently writing a post-graduate textbook on International Macro and Finance for Oxford University Press.
Miguel's RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/ple108.htm
Current research themes within which Miguel can consider supervising PhD students, include:
Projects need to have a substantial theory and empirical content.