How The Internet Changes The Practice Of Macroeconomics

Date, time and location

Date: Monday 14 February 2011
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Chair: Professor Luis Garicano|





Edward Hugh

Edward Hugh

Influencial macro-economist blogger




A surprising feature of economic analysis of the current crisis has been the pivotal role played by a small number of bloggers, often positioned far from the academic mainstream. This event will feature one of the top bloggers on the Euro Crisis who will  discuss the role that bloggers have played in our understanding of the current Euro Crisis, and in what ways having more data on our hard drive than the sum total of all previous economists changes our understanding of macroeconomics. 

Edward Hugh is an independent macro economist based in Barcelona. He studied at LSE, where he obtained his BSc in Economics. He then went to Manchester University where he was awarded an MSc in the philosophy and sociology of science. He subsequently persued doctoral studies there for a thesis which was never completed.

He is a regular contributor to a number of weblogs, including  A Fistful of Euros, Roubini Global Economics Monitor, Global Economy Matters and Demography Matters. He also has an active and widely followed Facebook community.

For more information on Edward please see his recent profile in the New York Times|.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email|.

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