Welcome to the Money Macro and Finance Research Group web site

The Money Macro and Finance Research Group is a study group which exists to promote and disseminate economic research in these fields of study, primarily in the UK. The group was founded in 1969 as the Money Study Group and quickly established itself as a key national forum for monetary economists in the UK.

It was the first of the study groups to be funded by the Social Science Research Council. It has broadened its focus and its label - The Money, Macro and Finance Research Group - reflects this. Membership is open to all interested parties in the UK and around the world

Conference overview

The MMF run a wide range programme of events seeking to promote and disseminate macroeconomic research for academics, policymakers and business economists.

Our flagship event is the annual conference held every September at a university in the UK or Europe. Both members and non members are welcome at our events.

Monetary and Financial Policy Conference

25th September 2015 Bloomberg, City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ

The rationale for the conference is to bring together academics, current and former policymakers and the central bank watching community in markets and beyond to discuss UK monetary and financial policy.  Each year the conference will include a blend of presentations of policy relevant research commissioned by the organisers, panel discussions on topical issues and keynote addresses. Like the Monetary Policy Forum in the United States and the ECB Watchers conference in the Eurozone we intend that this conference will become a permanent fixture in the calendar and a focal point for constructive debate with policymakers about the conduct of policy and the design of the policy framework in the United Kingdom.  If you have any comments about the design of the conference or would like to be involved in the organisation of the conference in future years please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Conference programme


The MMF PhD Conference University of Portsmouth, 3-4 April 2017

Sponsored by the MMF, the Bank of England and Portsmouth Business School.

The main objective of the workshop is to provide advanced PhD economists, about to go on the job market, with an opportunity to present their research to their peers and leading researchers in the field in order to obtain feedback and practice the presentation of their key research ideas. An added bonus is that it allows for some early dissemination of these ideas across the research and policy-making community. As well as senior academics, the conference will be attended by economists from the Bank of England and HM Treasury.

This event took place on April 3 and 4 in Portsmouth Business School. A report on the event is here and the full programme is here.


Call for papers (Now passed)

We invite submissions of complete papers from PhD students who are registered for their research degree at UK institutions of higher education. Suitable topics include but are not confined to macroeconomic theory, open economy macroeconomics, monetary economics, macroeconometrics, finance, banking and economic and financial history. Attendees should note that they may be asked to discuss a paper. For successful candidates, the costs of attendance at the conference including 1-night accommodation in a local hotel close to the venue, dinner on the evening of the 3rd, as well as, reasonable travel costs will be met by the sponsors. (Should you wish simply to attend please contact the organisers directly. Please note that, as in previous years, authors of submitted papers which are not accepted will be invited to attend the conference).

The deadline for the submission of papers is 10th February 2017. Please submit your paper along with a covering letter confirming your PhD status in an email with “2017 PhD Conference Submission” in the Subject Heading, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 10th March 2017 and the programme published shortly thereafter.

For more details please see the attached document



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Bank of England Conferences

The Bank of England hosts and co-hosts a variety of conferences and events.

MMF Claim forms

Travel Refunds Policy
Claim Form - UK banks (pdf)
Claim Form - OS banks (pdf)

Note: MMF will not pay claims less than £250 by cheque, therefore claimants must supply bank details for BACS payment.

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