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Charles Brendon

European University Institute Phone: +39 055 4685 676
Badia Fiesolana, Via dei Roccettini, 9 Mobile: +44 (0)7732 418409
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence) Email:
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20082012 DPhil, Economics, Oxford University (awarded March 2012)
Thesis title: Essays in Normative Macroeconomics
Supervisor: Simon Wren-Lewis
Examiners: Frederick van der Ploeg and Albert Marcet
Passed with no corrections

20062008 MPhil, Economics, Oxford University
Passed with distinction; highest performance of all 2008 candidates
Awarded 2008 George Webb Medley Prize for best MPhil thesis
Awarded 2008 George Webb Medley Prize for best exam performance

20032006 BA, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University
First-Class Honours; highest performance of all 2006 PPE candidates
Awarded 2006 Gibbs Prize for best exam performance in Politics

Positions Held

2012Present Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute (awarded for 2 years)
200812 Lecturer, St Catherines College, Oxford
2010 PhD Summer Intern, Bank of England

Academic Grants/Awards

20102011 David Walton Studentship, Oxford University
Funding awarded to one Economics doctoral student in Oxford each year
for research in Macroeconomics or Finance
20062010 Economic and Social Research Council 3+1 Award
Grant to fund Masters and Doctoral research for total of four years

Teaching Experience

2013 Department of Economics, EUI
Designed and taught 10-hour lecture series Topics in Dynamic Optimal
Taxation for EUI PhD programme
20122013 Max Weber Programme, EUI
Participated in formal Max Weber teacher training programme, including
teaching exchange to Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
20082012 St Catherines College, Oxford
Taught regular small-group tutorials in Introductory & Intermediate
Macroeconomics (c. 3 students per class) & larger undergraduate classes in
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Macroeconomics & Public Economics (c. 10 students per class); conducted
undergraduate admissions interviews
20102011 Department of Economics, Oxford
Fortnightly graduate (MPhil) classes in Macroeconomics (c. 15 students
per class)
20092010 Department of Economics, Oxford
Remedial graduate (MPhil) classes in Macroeconomics
20082011 Regents Park College, Oxford
Undergraduate tutorials in introductory Macroeconomics

Working Papers

2013 Efficiency, Equity and Optimal Taxation, EUI Working Paper MWP 2013/22
Job Market Paper

2012 Dynamic Rawlsian Policy (with Martin Ellison, Oxford), Oxford University
Department of Economics Working Paper no. 595

2012 Applying Perturbation Analysis to Dynamic Optimal Tax Problems, Oxford
University Department of Economics Working Paper no. 581

2012 The Pitfalls of Speed-Limit Interest Rate Rules at the Zero Lower Bound (with
Matthias Paustian & Tony Yates, Bank of England), forthcoming as Bank of
England Working Paper

Seminars/Conference Presentations

2013 Department of Economics, Pompeu Fabra
Max Weber June Conference, EUI
2012 Macroeconomics Research Workshop, EUI
Econometric Society European Meeting, Malaga
Bank of England Monetary Analysis Seminar Series
Society for Computational Economics Annual Conference, Prague
Royal Economics Society Annual Conference, Cambridge
Royal Economics Society PhD Conference, London
2011 Royal Economics Society Annual Conference, London
SUERF/NBP Conference on Monetary Policy after the Crisis, Warsaw


Prof. Ramon Marimon Prof. Martin Ellison
European University Institute University of Oxford (Exeter College)
Phone: +39 055 4685 809 Phone: +44 1865 284249
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Prof. rpd brahm Prof. Sudhir Anand (teaching reference)
European University Institute University of Oxford (St Catherines Coll.)
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