Robert Kirkby is a Lecturer of Macroeconomics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His main research focus is the relation between Macroeconomics and Inequality.

In the New Zealand context he has looked at modelling recessions and booms, at characterizing the Fiscal behaviour of New Zealand Governments, at how policymakers can understand uncertainty, and at the effects of mortgage lending restrictions on housing and the spillovers to the economy.

More broadly his research includes topics such as money & inflation, computational theory, the effects of taxation on the economy and inequality, and the relation between trends in macroeconomics and inequality. He is a lead-developer on the VFI toolkit for Matlab;

Robert has studied, worked, and visited a variety of institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Spain and the USA. He teaches Macroeconomics at all levels, from first year undergraduates to PhD.

Robert’s website, containing many teaching and research materials, is:

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