Dr Janine Aron
Senior Research Fellow
Member, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Department of Economics, University of Oxford Associate and Member, Nuffield College, Oxford
Dr Janine Aron's research focus is monetary and exchange rate policy and macroeconomics, mainly but not only in the African context. She held a Research Fellowship at the South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB) in 2018 and was invited to submit a critical review of the SARB’s biannual Financial Stability Review. She is currently assisting the SARB to develop tools and communication strategies for their new financial stability mandate and producing papers on communication and financial stability and the housing market and financial stability (with Greg Farrell (SARB) and John Muellbauer). Ongoing work on South Africa includes estimating exchange rate pass-through to the aggregate CPI (building on past work, see Special Section), exploring the predictability of monetary policy using forward interest rates and linking this with central bank policy transparency and communication, and the econometric modelling of disaggregated capital flows (with Greg Farrell (SARB) and John Muellbauer).
A recent publication in 2018 was a critical survey of the empirical literature on the economic impact of mobile money, in the World Bank Research Observer, originally funded by The Gates Foundation. Mobile money is a recent innovation that provides financial transaction services via mobile phone, including to the unbanked poor, and has become crucial in improving global financial inclusion. She has also written an Oxford Martin School Policy Paper on the economics of mobile money and harnessing the transformative power of technology to benefit the global poor.
Ongoing work on inflation modeling with John Muellbauer includes estimating both aggregate and novel disaggregated models for forecasting inflation in the USA. In recent years they have modelled UK housing arrears and repossessions, producing several commissioned reports for the UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as well academic papers.
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The US excess mortality rate from COVID-19 is substantially worse than Europe’s
29 Sep 20
The US has 4% of the world’s population but 21% of the global COVID-19-attributed infections and dea...
No. 2020-18 - Transatlantic excess mortality comparisons in the pandemic
25 Aug 20
In a previous article, we considered key issues for comparing rates of excess mortality between coun...
Excess mortality statistics in the pandemic and country comparisons - presentation
28 Jul 20
Why is it important to examine excess mortality data? How is excess mortality measured? Who measures...
A pandemic primer on excess mortality statistics and their comparability across countries
29 Jun 20
This article assesses the comparability of data on excess mortality between countries and regions, i...
No. 2020-11 - Measuring excess mortality: the case of England during the Covid-19 Pandemic
18 May 20
Excess mortality data avoid miscounting deaths from under-reporting of Covid-19-related deaths and o...
The economics of mobile money: Harnessing the transformative power of technology to benefit the gobal poor
08 May 19
The economics of mobile money: Harnessing the transformative power of technology to benefit the global poor
13 Mar 19
Forthcoming Oxford Martin School Policy Paper
Mobile Money and the Economy: A Review of the Evidence
01 Aug 18
This article examines the evolution of mobile money and its important role in widening financial inc...
No. 2017-02 - ‘Leapfrogging’: a Survey of the Nature and Economic Implications of Mobile Money
26 Jan 17
Leapfrogging: A Survey of Nature and Economic Implications of Mobile Money
15 Jan 17