Professor Miguel León-Ledesma
Professor of Economics
School of Economics, Kennedy Building, Room 212
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Miguel León-Ledesma is Professor of Economics and joined the University of Kent in 1999. He is Director of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) and is Deputy 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).back to top
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Miguel's research interests are on 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
- Appropriate Technology and Balanced Growth (with Mathan Satchi)
Studies in Economics 1614, School of Economics, University of Kent, 2016
- Production and Endogenous Bankruptcy under Collateral Constraints (with Jaime Orrillo)
Studies in Economics 1610, School of Economics, University of Kent, 2016
- The rise of the service economy and the real return on capital (with Alessio Moro)
Studies in Economics 1604, School of Economics, University of Kent, 2016
- German Wage Moderation and European Imbalances: Feeding the Global VAR with Theory (with Timo Bettendorf)
Studies in Economics 1510, School of Economics, University of Kent, 2015. Also in Discussion Papers, Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre, 2015.
- Fundamental shock selection in DSGE models (with Filippo Ferroni and Stefano Grassi)
Studies in Economics 1508, School of Economics, University of Kent, 2015
- Appropriate Technology and the Labour Share (with Mathan Satchi)
Studies in Economics 1505, School of Economics, University of Kent, 2015
- EC502 Macroeconomics (Convenor - Spring)
- EC816 International Finance (Convenor)
Current research themes within which Miguel León-Ledesma can consider supervising PhD students, include:
- Technology and business cycles
- Macroeconomics and distribution
- International macroeconomics
- Growth from a sectoral disaggregate perspective.
Projects need to have a substantial theory and empirical content.
- Jan-Philipp Dueber: "Volatility and international asset allocations", registered 2015
- Long Thai: "Misallocation, productivity, and firm dynamics in Vietnam", registered 2015
- Oyakhilome Ibhagui, 2nd supervisor, registered 2014
- Sevgi Coskun: "Labour market fluctuations in emerging markets", registered 2014
- Luke Buchanan-Hodgman, 2nd supervisor, registered 2013
- Neha Jindal, 2nd supervisor, registered 2013
- Gintare Malisauskaite, 2nd supervisor, registered 2013
- Mengyang Wei, School of Engineering, 2nd supervisor: "Using control theory to detect systemic banking risk", registered 2012
- Aydan Dogan: "Two-sector models of the real exchange rate". Completed 2016. Destination: University of Barcelona
- Jonathan Hughes: "Essays on International Macroeconomics". Completed 2016. Destination: Postdoc at Université Catholique de Louvain.
- Monica Paganini: "Firm efficiency, misallocation and productivity in African countries". Completed 2015. Destination: FAO and World Bank.
- Robert Jump, 2nd supervisor. Completed 2014. Destination: Kingston University.
- Dr Timo Bettendorf: "Essays on Global imbalances and capital flows". Completed: October 2014. Destination: Bundesbank.
- Dr Aikaterini Karadimitropoulou: "Essays on macroeconomic cycles". Completed: April 2012. Destination: University of East Anglia.
- Dr Gabriele Amorosi: "Essays on income distribution and financial access". Completed: February 2012. Destination: University of Hull.
- Dr Reginaldo Nogeira: "Inflation targeting in Emerging Markets". Completed: September 2007. Destination: Ibmec Business School, BH, Brazil.
- Dr Brinda Sooreea: "FDI and Growth in Developing Countries". Completed: January 2006. Destination: University of Mauritius.
- Dr Jose Eduardo Ferreira: "Empirical Essays on Exchange Rate Determination: Fundamentals, Bubbles and News". Completed: October 2005. Destination: Central Bank of Brazil.
- Dr Alex L. Ferreira: "Causes of real interest rate differentials between emerging and developed countries". Completed: August 2005. Destination: University of Sao Paulo, FEARP.
- Deputy Head of the School of Economics
- Member of the School of Economics Strategic Management Team
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