Dr Charles Brendon

El-Erian Fellow in Economics at Queens' College Cambridge

El-Erian Fellow in Economics, Queens' College Cambridge

Dr Charles Brendon is the El-Erian Fellow in Economics at Queens' College Cambridge, and a member of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. He specialises in macroeconomic theory and the economics of optimal taxation.

His research focuses on macroeconomic policy design, particularly in situations where there is a time inconsistency problem. I.e. he is interested in general situations where there is an incentive for the government to make a promise for tomorrow that it will not have an incentive to make good on.

He did a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, and he stayed at Oxford for his MPhil in Economics, and then his DPhil, titled Essays in Normative Macroeconomics. While studying for his DPhil he also worked as a Lecturer at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and after completing his doctorate he spent 2 years as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, before taking up his current position in Cambridge.