Online Masterclass: Causes and implications of current inflation levels


On Thursday, 15 December 2022 (3 - 4pm (CET), Dr. Aad van Mourik, Senior lecturer and director of MSM’s Master of Management programme, will conduct the online masterclass “Causes and implications of current inflation levels”

About the online masterclass

In all OECD countries inflation has been on the rise in recent years. In this online masterclass an attempt is made to explain this rise in inflation. We shall see that the current inflation has been the result of a series of demand and supply shocks that have hit the Western world since the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic. We also present data that supports the view that a mix of demand and supply shocks has contributed substantially to the rising inflation levels. Although the war in Ukraine and the accompanying surge in energy prices have added to the problem, the rising trend in inflation started well before the outbreak of hostilities. Finally, we will look at policy measures that central banks are taking to return to normality.

During this one-hour online Masterclass, Dr. van Mourik will share his views and expertise about the possible causes and intricacies of the inflationary surge, government fiscal policies and the implications of the trends in inflation for policy makers both in central banks and in governments.

For whom of interest?
This free online masterclass is designed for everyone who is interested in the causes of the present inflation and how economists explain it.

At the end of the Masterclass, you will also have the opportunity to ask your questions. 

Interested? Register here!

After registration, you will receive the login link to join the masterclass.

Dr. Aad van Mourik

Dr. van Mourik is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of MSM's Master in Management programme. In addition, he is a guest lecturer in Economics of EU integration at the Catholic University of Leuven. He lectures in managerial economics and international economic policy issues.

Prior to joining MSM, he worked as an Associate Professor at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), an academic director at Maastricht University’s Centre for European Studies, as dean of the Cologne Business School (Germany) and as an academic director at Zuyd University’s Hotel Management School.

Dr. van Mourik graduated from the economics department of the Free University of Amsterdam and obtained his PhD in Economics from Maastricht University. He has published books and articles in international economics/European integration economics.