Robert MacCulloch has published in journals including the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Public Economics, Brookings Papers in Economic Activity, and the Journal of Law and Economics.
Robert received a BSc in maths and a first-class honours Master of Commerce degree from Auckland University. He worked at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand before completing a PhD in Economics at Oxford University where he was awarded a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship.
Robert taught at Oxford University and then pursued research interests at the London School of Economics and Princeton University before joining Imperial College London Business School as Director of its doctoral programme. He was awarded the Rector’s Award for Distinguished Research Excellence at Imperial College and won their Prize for top teacher in consecutive years.Robert subsequently returned to New Zealand to take up the MSA Charitable Trust Chair of Macroeconomics.
He was an IZA Research Fellow from July 2006 until April 2010 and rejoined in February 2017.
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