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George Bratsiotis is currently the Director of all Postgraduate taught programmes in the Department of Economics. Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Macroeconomics at the University of Manchester. PhD. Economics, (1996) and MSc. Economics (1991) from Queen Mary College, (University of London). BA. Economics degree, Guildhall University (London, 1990). He joined the University of Manchester in the academic year 1995/96. Co-Director of the Centre of Growth and Business Cycles Research (CGBCR, 2016-2019). Editor of Manchester School, (2009-2018), Special Issue Editor of Manchester School, (2009-2021); Associate Editor of Economic Modelling; Editorial Board of Economic and Political Studies. Committee Member of the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group (MMF) and Editor of the MMF’s Annual Conference Issue at the Manchester School (2009-2021). Academic visiting positions include, Brunel University, University of Athens, and King's College (London). Publications include, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Economics Letters, European Journal of Political Economy, The Manchester School, Economic Modelling, Journal of Socio-Economics, Applied Economics, Economics Bulletin, Applied Economics Letters.

Research interests

  • Monetary Policy and Business Cycles
  • Financial Frictions and Macroeconomic Policy
  • New Keynesian Stochastic Dynamic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Models
  • Macroprudential Policy and non-conventional monetary policy  
  • Models of Financial and Credit Crises, Probability of Default and Business Cycles
  • Wage and Price Setting, Unemployment and Business Cycles

PhD Supervision

Supervision areas:

The areas I am currently interested in are as listed above. However, I am also happy to discuss any new interesting ideas of macro related areas, including open-economy macroeconomic models.

Current PhD Students

  •   Kasun Darsaka Pathirage
  •   Selma Godinjak
  •   Chashika Kalubowila
  •   Manuel Gloria

Recent PhD Students

  • Sama Bombaywala (First appointment: Bank of England Internship)
  • Gantungalag Altansukh (awarded 2014); first app. Risk management analyst, Development Bank of Mongolia
  • Roy Zilberman (awarded 2013); first app. Lecturer at Lancaster University
  • William Tayler (awarded 2013);  first app. Lecturer at Lancaster University
  • Chandranath Amarasekara (awarded 2010); first app.  Central Bank of Sri Lanka 
  • Pham The Anh (awarded 2007):  first app.  National Economics University, Vietnam
  • Zhaolu Wang (awarded 2007):  first app.  Central Bank of China
  • Mario Reyna (awarded 2002): Debt and Inflation: Latin America.

Further information

Recent Teaching

Macroeconomic Theory & Policy (ECON60122. PG course)

Money Banking and Financial Markets (ECON30852, 3rd year)

Macroeconomics 3 (ECON30610 , 3rd year)

Macroeconomics 2 (ECON2402, 2nd year)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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