Ronald MacDonald

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Ronald MacDonald
Ronald MacDonald

Professor Ronald MacDonald is a Research Professor in Macroeconomics and International Finance in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. His previous positions at the University were Bonar Macfie Chair of Economics (2005-2006), and the Adam Smith Chair of Political Economy (2006-2015).

Ronald graduated BA (Hons) from Heriot Watt University and MA (Econ) and PhD from the University of Manchester. From 1989-1991 he held the Robert Fleming Chair in Finance and Investment at the University of Dundee, and from 1992-2004 he was Professor of International Finance at the University of Strathclyde. He has been a visiting Professor in various institutions around the world, including the University of New South Wales in Australia and the University of Munich in Germany.

As well as working in academic environments, Ronald has acted as consultant to a number of government and public agencies, including the European Commission and the World Bank. He was Visiting Economist to the African department of the IMF and consultant to the Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Ronald is a Research Fellow of the CESifo Research Network and an International Fellow of the Kiel Institute of Economic Policy. He has published prolifically and is an associate editor for six economics journals. His peer reviewed papers appear in leading journals such as The Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and The Journal of International Money and Finance. Ronald has consistently ranked in the top 1% of the IDEAS/RePec ranking of economists, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Economic Policy.

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Ronald MacDonald

Born 1955.
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