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John Lewis

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John Lewis

​John’s research is primarily empirical and spans a range of topics in macroeconomics, including international economics, monetary policy and fiscal policy.  His recent work has looked at exchange rate passthrough, the role of EMEs in import prices, and the recovery following the Great Trade Collapse.  John is also the managing editor of Bank’s staff blog, Bank Underground. Prior to joining the Bank of England John worked in the research departments at the Dutch and Estonian central banks.

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Selected academic publications​

The cyclicality of automatic and discretionary fiscal policy: What can real time data tell us?
Macroeconomic Dynamics (2015)
ECB reaction functions and the crisis of 2008
International Journal of Central Banking (2014)
The zero lower bound, ECB interest rate policy and the financial crisis
Empirical Economics (2014)
​​Fiscal policy in central and eastern Europe with real time data: Cyclicality, inertia and the role of EU accession
Applied Economics (2013)
How reliable are cyclically adjusted budget balances in real time?
Contemporary Economic Policy (2012)
​​The Maastricht inflation criterion: What is the effect of EU enlargement?
Journal of Common Market Studies, (2010)
Hitting and hoping?  Meeting the exchange rate and inflation criteria during a period of nominal convergence   
European Journal of Political Economy (2009)
European fiscal discipline before and after EMU: Permanent weight loss or crash diet?
Macroeconomic Dynamics (2008)

​Bank Publications

Date Title

​Bank Underground blog posts

Bitesize: The very volatile value of cryptocurrencies
August 2017
Unto us a lender of last resort is born: Overend Gurney goes bust in 1866
December 2016
Bitesize: America is not always like the rest of the world
November 2016
Fish and (micro)chips: Why I’m relatively relaxed about robots
October 2016
Robot Macroeconomics: What can theory and several centuries of economic history teach us?
September 2016
Bouncebackability of exports after the Great Trade Collapse of 2008/9
December 2015