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Professor Jonathan Temple

Department of Economics
University of Bristol, Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK
Telephone (0117) 92 88430
International telephone + 44 117 92 88430


1996-1999 Junior Research Fellow in Economics, Hertford College, Oxford
1998-2000 Research Officer, Institute of Economics and Statistics, Oxford
1999-2000 Non-stipendiary Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
2001- Professor of Economics, University of Bristol

University education

1990-93 Jesus College, University of Cambridge, B.A. in Economics, Double First
1993-94 Jesus College, University of Cambridge, M. Phil. in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Distinction
1994-97 Nuffield College, University of Oxford, D. Phil. in Economics

1st in year (Economics) 1991, 1992, 1994, 2nd in year 1993


Price Waterhouse Prize for Economics, University of Cambridge, 1992
Senior Keller Prize, Jesus College, 1993
Malthus Prize, Jesus College, 1992, 1993
Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship, 2003-2005
Mid-Career Fellowship, British Academy, 2012-13


Research Fellow, CEPR, 2007-
Associate Editor, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2008-
Associate Editor, Journal of Development Economics, 2004-
Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Growth, 2000-

Past associations

Programme Chair, Royal Economic Society Conference 2008
Council Member, Royal Economic Society, 2006-2007, 2008-2011
Prize Jury member, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge (Development Cooperation), 2009
Associate Editor, Economic Journal, 2004-2011
Co-Editor, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1998-2008
Co-Editor, Economic Journal Conference Volume, issues 2003-2005
Editorial Panel, Economic Policy, 2006, 2007
Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2004-2009
Editorial Board, Oxford Economic Papers, 1999-2010
Editorial Board, Quantitative Economics, 2009-2014
Editorial Board, World Bank Economic Review, 2007-2012
RES Conference Committee, 2001-2004, 2007-2008
RES Conference Programme Committee, 2000-2004
EEA Conference Programme Committee, 2001, 2003-2005, 2009-2012
ESEM Conference Programme Committee, 2008, 2011-2014

Referee for American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, BE Contributions in Macroeconomics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Contemporary Economic Policy, Demographic Research, Econometrica, The Econometrics Journal, Economica, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic History Review, Economic Journal, Economic Modelling, Economics and Politics, Empirical Economics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Development Research, European Journal of Political Economy, Fiscal Studies, IMF Economic Review, IMF Staff Papers, International Regional Science Review, International Review of Applied Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Globalization and Development, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of International Development, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A), Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics, The Manchester School, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Development Studies, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Regional Studies, Reinvention, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, Spatial Economic Analysis, World Bank Economic Review, World Development, The World Economy.

Invited lectures and some other presentations

OECD workshop on economic growth, Paris, 2000
Invited session, European Economic Association, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, August 2000
Lecturer, XIth EEA Summer School, Barcelona, September 2000
Econometric Society European Winter Meeting, Venice, January 2001
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, April 2001
Lecturer, Department for International Development, December 2002
Visiting Professor, Trinity College Dublin (IIIS), July 2003
Keynote address, Growth and Business Cycles conference, Manchester, 2004
Visiting Professor, CESifo, Munich, August 2004
Econometric Society World Congress, University College London, August 2005
Keynote address, 13th International Conference on Panel Data, Cambridge, July 2006
Economic Policy Panel meetings in Vienna, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Lisbon, 2006-2007
Pre-conference for Handbook of Development Economics, Harvard, February 2007
Special Session on Unified Growth Theory, RES Conference, Warwick, April 2007
Keynote address, ESRC/IDS Development Economics Conference, Sussex, September 2008
Keynote address, GPEN-CGR conference, QMUL, June 2013
Invited lecture, RHUL Department of Economics PhD conference, Royal Holloway, April 2014
Keynote address, Arthur Lewis Centenary Conference, Manchester, July 2015
Invited session, DEGIT XXI conference, Nottingham, September 2016
Invited session, MMF conference, Bath, September 2016

Main papers

  • Dynamic aid allocation
    Journal of International Economics, 95(2), March 2015, 291-304.
    (with Patrick Carter and Fabien Postel-Vinay)
  • Regional growth and regional decline
    Handbook of Economic Growth, Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds.), Volume 2, The Netherlands: North-Holland, January 2014.
    (with Holger Breinlich and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano)
  • Aid and conditionality
    Handbook of Development Economics, Dani Rodrik and Mark R. Rosenzweig (eds.) Vol. 5, The Netherlands: North-Holland, 2010, pp. 4415-4523.
  • The econometrics of convergence
    Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics, Volume 2: Applied Econometrics
    Terence C. Mills and Kerry Patterson (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, June 2009
    (with Steven N. Durlauf and Paul A. Johnson)
  • The methods of growth econometrics
    Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics, Volume 2: Applied Econometrics
    Terence C. Mills and Kerry Patterson (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, June 2009
    (with Steven N. Durlauf and Paul A. Johnson)
  • Growth econometrics
    Handbook of Economic Growth, P. Aghion and S. N. Durlauf (eds.), Volume 1A, North-Holland, 2005, pp. 555-677
    (with Steven N. Durlauf and Paul A. Johnson)

Other papers

  • Implementation cycles and the New Economy in retrospect
    Knowledge, Innovation and Internationalization: Essays in Honour of Cesare Imbriani, Piergiuseppe Morone (ed.), Routledge, 2013.
    (with Pasquale Scaramozzino and Nir Vulkan)
  • International income convergence.
    The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, K. A. Reinert, R. S. Rajan, A. J. Glass and L. S. Davis (eds.), Princeton University Press, 2008.
  • Balanced growth
    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (second edition), S. N. Durlauf and L. E. Blume (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, May 2008.
  • Discussion of Chamon, Mauro and Okawa, Mass car ownership in the emerging market giants.
    Economic Policy, April 2008, 54, 286-288.
  • Discussion of Inklaar, Timmer and van Ark, Market services productivity across Europe and the US.
    Economic Policy, January 2008, 53, 175-177.
  • Discussion of Easterly, Are aid agencies improving?
    Economic Policy, October 2007, 52, 673-675.
  • Discussion of Fabrizio and Mody, Can budget institutions counteract fiscal indiscipline?
    Economic Policy, October 2006, 48, 728-730.
  • Openness and TFP growth: comments and new directions.
    Openness and growth, J. Proudman and S. Redding (eds.), Bank of England, 1998.
  • Growth in open economies. In P. Aghion and P. Howitt,
    Endogenous Growth Theory, MIT Press 1998
    (with Philippe Aghion, Peter Howitt and Stephen Redding)
  • Testing for endogenous growth. In P. Aghion and P. Howitt,
    Endogenous Growth Theory, MIT Press 1998
    (with Philippe Aghion and Peter Howitt)


Balanced growth. Reprinted in Durlauf, S. N. and Blume, L. E. (eds.) Economic growth. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Previously published: 2008.

Inflation and growth: stories short and tall. Included in 25th Anniversary Virtual Issue: The Top 25 Papers in 25 Years: The Editors’ Cut. Journal of Economic Surveys, 2011. Previously published: 2000.

Generalizations that aren’t? Evidence on education and growth. Reprinted in Belfield, C. R. (ed.) Modern classics in the economics of education, Edward Elgar, 2006. Previously published: 2001.

The long-run implications of growth theories. Reprinted in George, D., Oxley, L. and Carlaw, K. (2003). Surveys in Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics. Blackwell, Oxford. Previously published: 2003.

The new growth evidence. Reprinted in Dutt, A. K. (ed.) The political economy of development, Volume 1. Development, growth and income distribution. Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 140. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar; distributed by American International Distribution Corporation, Williston, Vt., 2002, pp. 31-75. Previously published: 1999.


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