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Dr Michael Hatcher 

Lecturer in Economics, Departmental Employability Coordinator

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Dr Michael Hatcher is Lecturer in Economics within Economic, Social and Political Science at the University of Southampton.

Michael joined Southampton as a Lecturer in September 2014. He holds a PhD in Economics from Cardiff University and was ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Prior to that, he taught economics for a year at the University of Oxford. Michael’s research interests are in the area of macroeconomic policy in general equilibrium models, with a focus on monetary policy, government debt, pensions and housing markets.

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Cardiff University: PhD Economics (2012), MSc Economics (2008, with Distinction), BSc Economics (2006, with 1st Class Honours)

Previous position: ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, University of Glasgow (2 years fixed term)
Other relevant employment: Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics, Wadham College and Somerville College, University of Oxford (2011-12 academic year)
PhD Internships: Bank of England (Monetary Analysis Division), Office for National Statistics (Macroeconomic Analysis Division)

Previously ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Awarded £150,289 for the project: ‘Should central banks adopt price-level targeting? Quantifying the long-term impact on social welfare.’

Research interests

Research Interests: monetary policy, government debt, pensions, housing markets.

Research projects (in progress): Housing and intergenerational welfare distribution; Inflation risk and inequality; Optimal pension arrangements and their implications for asset prices.

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Working Papers

ECON 1002 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 3008 Macroeconomic Policy 3

Dr Michael Hatcher
Economics, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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