Martin is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College. He gained his PhD in economics from the European University Institute in Florence, and was previously a consultant at the Bank of England and Professor at the University of Warwick. In recent years he has been a Visiting Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is currently a consultant at the European Central Bank, a member of the Finnish Economic Policy Council, and a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
His research interests cover many areas of theoretical and applied macroeconomics, with recent papers concentrating on the management of the UK National Debt, the role that leaving the gold standard played in ending the Great Depression, and the economic value of increases in longevity. Just out is a contribution to a “Debt and Entanglements Between the Wars”, a volume of readings published by the IMF, and academic papers in the journals American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and Journal of the European Economic Association.