Patrick Macnamara

Patrick Macnamara


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quantitative macroeconomics, firm dynamics, inequality, heterogeneity

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Patrick Macnamara is currently a lecturer in economics at the University of Manchester.  Before joining Manchester, he obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Rochester in 2013.  His research interests are in quantitative macroeconomics, with a focus on inequality, heterogeneity and firm dynamics.

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Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

Quantitative Macroeconomics, Firm Dynamics, Inequality, Heterogeneity


B.S.E., Computer Engineering, summa cum laude, University of Michigan, 2006

M.A., Economics, University of Rochester, 2010

Ph.D., Economics, University of Rochester, 2013

Supervision information

Patrick is willing to supervise PhD students interested in quantitative macroeconomics, particularly on topics related to household or firm heterogeneity. 

Students should expect to develop their programming skills (e.g., in Matlab but more ambitious students should try C++ or Fortran).  These skills are essential for solving heterogeneous agent models -- e.g., Aiyagari (1994, QJE), Huggett (1996, JME), Hopenhayn (1992, Econometrica).  And finally, students should also expect to work with micro data.


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