Jason Lu

PhD student in Economics, University of Cambridge

Jason Lu is a second year PhD student in Economics at the University of Cambridge. Before studying Economics, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London. Following this, he came to Cambridge to undertake the Diploma in Economics as well as the MPhil in Economic Research before entering the PhD program. His current research focuses on understanding the causes behind the depth and the persistence of the Great Recession since 2008. In one paper he finds that the collapse of the housing bubble in 2007 likely played an important role in worsening the constraint of the Zero Lower Bound for monetary policy. Another project, joint with Professor Coen Teulings, shows that demography can explain the fall in the Full Employment Real Interest Rate since the early 1980s.

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