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Luke Buchanan-Hodgman

PhD candidate

School of Economics, Keynes College, Room D2.12



Luke Buchanan Hodgman began studying for a PhD in Economics in September 2013.

Research synopsis

My research examines the impact of credit, debt and leverage on economic activity through the inclusion of financial frictions in the class of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models. Of particular interest are the theories of the late Hyman Minsky; specifically, the Financial Instability Hypothesis. 

Primary field of interest

The evaluation of financial frictions in DSGE models

Secondary field of interest

Minsky’s Financial Instabiliy Hypothesis

Thesis supervisors

Dr Keisuke Otsu and Professor Miguel Leon-Ledesma


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