Michael McMahon is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He previously taught at Stanford University, INSEAD, New York University, London Business School, Chicago GSB, and the London School of Economics (LSE). He has worked for the Bank of England as a euro-area economist, with spells at the European Central Bank and the Central Bank of Ireland. He has also worked as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His research interests include the macroeconomics of business cycles, monetary economics, inventories and applied econometrics. In particular, his current research focuses on all aspects of central bank communication. He is a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Centre for Macroeconomics at LSE, the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, CAGE at Warwick and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Australia National University. He is on the advisory Committee of the Money-Macro-Finance research group. He was formerly an advisory board member to the UK Higher Education Academy's Economics Network. In 2011 he gave a TED talk on the challenges of both research and teaching at university. He holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin, and an MSc, MRes, and PhD from the London School of Economics.