Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University College London, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, the economics of transition, and economic knowledge and education.
Carlin leads an international project - the CORE project - to reform the undergraduate economics curriculum and is co-director of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality and the Economy. The CORE project produces open-access e-books used in universities around the world.
She has co-authored three macroeconomics books: Macroeconomics and the Wage Bargain, Macroeconomics: Imperfections, Institutions and Policies, and Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability and the Financial System. The third book integrates the financial system into the macroeconomic model to allow for analysis of financial cycles as well as business cycles and growth.
Carlin is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the UK's Office for Budget Responsibility. In 2015, she was awarded a CBE for services to economics and public finance.