The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile that hosts a School of Economics with a strong international reputation for research in key areas of economics including macroeconomics, regulation, game theory, energy and econometrics. Many members are active as economic advisors to governmental and prestigious international organisations including the IMF, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and HM Treasury. The Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies (CIMS) led by Professor Paul Levine grew out of a very active macroeconomics group in the School over a number of years. Its current research focuses on closed and open-economy macro-modelling in both developed and emerging economies, using a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) approach in order to explore a range of monetary, fiscal and banking regulation policy issues. CIMS also runs regular short course on DSGE modelling.