Janine Aron

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Associate Member, Nuffield College; Member of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

Janine Aron is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford and a Member of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, Oxford. Her research focus is monetary and exchange rate policy and macroeconomics, mainly but not only in the African context. She held a South Africa Reserve Bank Fellowship in 2018 and was invited to submit a critical review of the SARB’s biannual Financial Stability Review. She is currently assisting the SARB to develop tools and communication strategies for their new financial stability mandate and producing papers on communication and financial stability and the housing market and financial stability (with John Muellbauer). A recent publication in 2018 was a critical survey of the empirical literature on the economic impact of mobile money, in the World Bank Research Observer, originally funded by The Gates Foundation(as well as an Oxford Martin School Policy Paper on the economics of mobile money).

Research on UK housing (with John Muellbauer) includes "Modelling and forecasting mortgage delinquency and foreclosure in the UK" (Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 94, July 2016, pp.32–53). With co-authors, she received the 2014 Kendrick Prize, awarded for the best macro-paper published in the Review of Income and Wealth (2012-13): Janine Aron, John V. Duca, John Muellbauer, Keiko Murata, and Anthony Murphy: "Credit, Housing Collateral, and Consumption: Evidence from Japan, the U.K., and the U.S." (Sep. 2012, Vol. 58 (3), pp.397-423). She was Guest Editor and contributor of an empirical survey on ERPT (with John Muellbauer) and articles to a special issue on 'Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Emerging Markets' (Journal Development Studies, 2014). Her co-edited book: South African Economic Policy under Democracy was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press. Downloadable papers at http://ideas.repec.org/e/par29.html

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