Michael Ehrmann was appointed Chief of Economic and Financial Research in April 2015. In this capacity, he works with policy department chiefs, research directors and their departmental teams to develop and execute a leading-edge research work plan to support all of the Bank’s policy functions.
An internationally recognized economist, Mr. Ehrmann’s primary research interests include international finance, central bank communication and monetary policy transmission.
He joined the Bank in August 2013 from the European Central Bank, where he was Head of its Financial Research Divisionand oversaw the development of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey, a joint initiative of the central banks of the euro area. He was also a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and held a teaching appointment at Goethe University Frankfurt. Before his current appointment, he was a Director in the Bank of Canada’s International Economic Analysis department (INT).
Michael Patrick Keane is an American/Australian economist who is currently the Nuffield Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College. He is considered one of the world's leading experts in the fields of Choice Modelling, structural modelling, simulation estimation, and panel data econometrics.
Keane works in numerous areas including labor economics, econometrics, consumer demand models, marketing, industrial organization, health economics, and trade. He is currently the Director of the MPhil program in Economics at Oxford, and a chief investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (Cepar). From 2006–10 he was Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC) at UTS. Keane became a dual citizen of Australia in 2010.