Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She is co-managing editor (with Philippe Aghion) of Economics of Transition. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, and the economics of transition. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the UK's Office for Budget Responsibility. She has co-authored with David Soskice two macroeconomics books: Macroeconomics and the Wage Bargain (OUP, 1990) and Macroeconomics: Imperfections, Institutions and Policies (OUP, 2006). They are currently writing a new book to be published in 2013, Macroeconomics and the Financial System.