An Institute of Contemporary European Studies and Global Policy Institute Joint Seminar
Knapp Gallery, Regent’s University London
The Bank of England is now one of the most powerful institutions in the UK with a new governor accorded near rock star status. But just what does the Bank do? Is it independent of government and the Treasury, and just what powers does it have over international financial markets?
The panel will explore the major achievements of central bank independence and question the validity of treating monetary accountability differently from fiscal accountability. The session will also cover the following questions:
A mixture of hope and ignorance has characterised the discussion to date. The panel bring their wealth of experience and expertise to explain and evaluate the record and prospects of central bank "independence". There will be an opportunity to take questions, and the event will be followed by a drinks reception at the University from 5.30pm.
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Ian Plenderleith: Former member of the Bank of England. Monetary Policy Committee(June 1997-May 2002); Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of South Africa 2003-5. Currently Chairman of BH Macro
Dr Con Keating: Head of Research at pension indemnity assurer, BrightonRock Group
William Keegan: Senior Economics Commentator at the Observer
Baroness Kramer: Member of Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards
Sam Whimster: Head of Culture and Modernisation Programme & Professorial Research Fellow at the GPI. Editor of Reforming the City and Global Finance and Urban Living
Sir Brian Unwin: Former President of the European Investment Bank, will chair the event
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