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Robert Anderton

Deputy Head of Country Surveillance Division, DG-Economics, European Central Bank

Robert Anderton is Deputy Head of Country Surveillance Division in DG-Economics at the European Central Bank (ECB) and Honorary Professor at the School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK. His current work involves analysing structural issues relating to labour and product markets, as well as all relevant aspects of country surveillance regarding the individual euro area countries. Some of his past analytical work at the ECB has covered a wide range of topics, including: euro area labour markets, particularly structural factors and their impacts on wages and employment; global inflation; global trade; estimating the impact of exchange rate volatility on euro area trade flows; evaluating the impact of monetary union on intra- and extra-euro are trade volumes and trade prices; estimating the degree of exchange rate pass-through to euro area prices; and modelling the behaviour and determinants of euro area FDI flows; and analysing the impact of the external dimension of the euro area.

Before joining the European Central Bank in 1999, Robert was a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). When he joined NIESR in 1985, he worked initially as a macroeconomic modeller, contributing to the development of the National Institute's Global Econometric Model (NiGEM), and co-authoring the UK and global forecasts published in the quarterly National Institute Economic Review. His later research at NIESR covered a range of economic themes, among them: the Exchange Rate Mechanism and European labour markets; the persistence of inflation and unemployment; trade performance and innovation; the Single Currency and European institutional investors' financial asset portfolio allocations; trade, technology and labour market inequality; and the New Deal for Young Unemployed People. Funding for this research was afforded through various grants received from the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission, the Leverhulme Trust, the Department for Education and Employment, the Employment Service and HM Treasury.

By way of methodology, his research has employed a wide range of economic tools and techniques, including macroeconomic models, time series analysis, panel econometrics using sectoral and regional data, as well as cross-country comparisons including empirical case-study visits to factories in Germany and the UK. He has published widely in journals such as Oxford Economic Papers, the Manchester School, the Bulletin of Economic Research, the Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv and the National Institute Economic Review