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Alistair Macaulay

DPhil in Economics

I am a DPhil (PhD) student in Economics at the University of Oxford. My research focuses on the macroeconomic implications of information frictions, with a particular focus on how the amount of information households choose to acquire before making decisions varies with their personal circumstances and the state of the economy.

I will be on the academic job market this year (2020/21). My job market paperĀ "Cyclical Attention to Saving" was recently shortlisted as a finalist in the Society for Computational Economics Graduate Student Paper competition.

I hold a BA in Economics and Management from Merton College, Oxford (first class, 1st in cohort) and a MPhil in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford (distinction, 1st in cohort).

Alistair Macaulay