Dr Charles Brendon, BA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon). El-Erian Fellow in Economics and Director of Studies in Economics; Risk Officer
I organise teaching of undergraduate supervisions in Economics and teach Macroeconomics for Part I and Part IIb students, and Public Economics for Part IIb students. The key to understanding many economic models is to try to generalise and explore their properties beyond textbook write-ups. I try to make this process central to my supervisions wherever possible.
My main area of research is the theory and practice of economic policy-making. Current projects focus in particular on income tax policy, and on alternative normative approaches to designing policy rules when government preferences are likely to be time-inconsistent.
I lecture for Part I Macroeconomics (short-run analysis) and Part IIb Public Economics (optimal taxation) and I supervise MPhil dissertations in addition to the undergraduate lecture courses listed above: usually three or four per year.