Martin is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College. He gained his PhD in economics from the European University Institute in Florence, and was previously a consultant at the Bank of England and Professor at the University of Warwick. He has been a Visiting Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is a consultant at the European Central Bank and a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), having recently finished a term as a member of the Finnish Economic Policy Council.
His research interests cover many areas of theoretical and applied macroeconomics, with recent papers concentrating on the management of the UK National Debt, the role that leaving the gold standard played in ending the Great Depression, and the economic value of increases in longevity. He has published academic papers in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal and Nature Aging, and contributed to a volume of readings “Debt and Entanglements Between the Wars” by the IMF.