Jakob Brøchner Madsen is a professor of economics at University of Western Australia. Since completing his Ph.D. Jakob has held lecturing positions at the University of Southampton, University of Western Australia and Flinders University and professorial positions at Brunel University, London, and University of Copenhagen and Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and was an ARC Professorial Fellow from 2011 to 2015. Jakob's research interests are in macroeconomics, endogenous and unified economic growth, the macroecomics of inequality, history of economic growth, macrofinance, and applied econometrics. He has published in Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Economics, Economic Journal, and European Economic Review.