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What is the MPU?

The Resolution Foundation’s Macroeconomic Policy Unit has been set up with the aim of contributing to a more inclusive and better informed macroeconomic policy debate. It will publish original and rigorous macroeconomic analysis on key policy issues. As well as research undertaken by Resolution Foundation staff and the MPU’s Associates, we will collaborate with, and provide a platform for, high-quality and innovative thinking on macroeconomic policy issues.

Macroeconomic developments play a key role in driving living standards. The unprecedented stagnation in earnings seen since the financial crisis has to a large degree reflected the weakness of aggregate GDP and productivity. While low to middle income households have fared worse than those at the top of the distribution, weak income growth has affected all parts of the distribution. Macroeconomic policy plays a key role in determining macroeconomic outcomes, and so is inextricably linked to living standards. This is particularly true in recessions when macroeconomic plays a vital role in limiting the damage.


  • Kate Barker

    Kate Barker

    MPU Associate
  • Jason Furman

    Jason Furman

    MPU Associate
  • Toby Nangle

    Toby Nangle

    MPU Associate
  • Jumana Saleheen

    Jumana Saleheen

    MPU Associate
  • Greg Thwaites

    Greg Thwaites

    MPU Associate
  • Gertjan Vlieghe

    Gertjan Vlieghe

    MPU Associate
  • Tony Yates

    Tony Yates

    MPU Associate
  • Silvana Tenreyro

    Silvana Tenreyro

    MPU Associate
  • Wendy Carlin

    Wendy Carlin

    MPU Associate
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