Christopher Bowdler

Associate Professor in Economics

Research Interests

Applied macroeconomics, especially the open economy field; modelling time series for prices and wages; OECD economies.

Summary: I am currently investigating the relationship between openness to trade and inflation performance. Some recent findings are that increased openness reduces the probability of an upturn in inflation in the OECD, and amongst a broader sample of countries, openness acts to reduce the volatility of inflation. I am also looking at labour market structures and inflation adjustment across the OECD. It appears that centralized labour markets dampen inflation dynamics amongst these countries.


  • UG Money and Banking (Convenor);
  • MPhil Advanced Macroeconomics 2