The Centre for Macroeconomics is a research centre that brings together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it.

Chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economics professor Christopher Pissarides, the centre encompasses experts from Cambridge University, LSE, University College London (UCL), the Bank of England and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

Five major research programmes address the key issues of unemployment, fiscal austerity, financial markets, shifts in the world economy and the development of new methodologies. It is hoped that new methodologies and better communication with policy makers will enhance the research and will lead to better policy decisions.